Essence Music Festival, the premiere R&B music event, celebrates its 15th anniversary with headliners Beyonce, John Legend, Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and many more.

As they have every year since its inception, Frankie Beverly & Maze will close the festival.

The festival, which drew more than 270,000 attendees last year, takes place July 3-5 in New Orleans at the Superdome, with more than 100 acts featured on four different stages.