Got plans for July 4th through 7th? If not, you'll be making some after this!

The lineup for the 25th annual Essence Festival has been announced, and it features some of the most popular acts in R&B and hip hop!

One of our sister stations reports,

Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are the headliners for this year's festival happening July 4th through July 7th. Also, H.E.R., Nas, RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike), Teddy Riley, Timbaland, Pharrell and a host of other big stars are set to take the main stage during the festival.

 

Looks like it's going to be a good one!  Definitely the way to celebrate a 25th!