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Essence Music Fest 2020 Hotel/Concert Package

Elaina M. Whitley/Enjoy Yourself Events/Enjoy Yourself Vacations

Friday, July 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM - Monday, July 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Essence Music Fest 2020 Hotel/Concert Package

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
Initial Deposit - please visit Non Transferable. Non-Refundable
Payment plan. $100.00 per person, then mandatory minimum $100 per month, per person. 50% balance due no later than Dec 31st. 100% balance due March 27th, 2020. Deposits go toward package balance. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. All sales are final.
Ended $100.00 $5.09

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Essence Music Festival - New Orleans - July 2nd - 5th, 2021

Hotel: Hilton Riverside 

***For Essence 2021 Packages: PLEASE VISIT to make all deposits and payments *** We are not sold out. Call or text us at 404-274-8812 with any questions. Thank you


2020 Standard Hotel/Event Package (Scroll down for pricing and payment  plan)

  •  3 or 4 nights at hotel:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night ** (Check-in Thursday, check out on Monday)
  • 3-Day Essence Music Festival Concert Weekend Pass - Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night shows - Plaza Level Seating (one section above floor level).  Upgrade to Floor Seating is available****
  • All White Boat Ride Party

Please visit to pricing and payment plan info (please type the link into your browser if it doesn't populate automatically)


**All sales are final. No refunds.** Packages can be transferred to another name until March 2020.

 ***There will be a nominal proccesing fee each time you make a payment. Processing fees are collected by and therefore do not go towards your package price. All payments MUST be made via Eventbrite. Payments will show up on your bank statements as since they are the processor for Enjoy Yourself Vacations. There is no alternative to this payment method. ***

Hotel Distance from:

Superdome: 15 min walk / 5 min drive (depending on traffic)

French Quarter: 5 minute walk

Convention Center: 26 min walk / 8 minute drive (depending on traffic)


 **Meals, Airfare, Airport Shuttles, Shuttles to Superdome, Shuttles to Convention Center, Hotel Parking and Ground Transportation are NOT included**

Hotel Self-Parking at the Wyndham  Garden Baronne as of summer 2019 starts at around  $50.00 per night for standard-sized vehicles. Valet Parking is available.  Parking is NOT included in your package price.  Renting a car in New Orleans as a means of getting around town during Essence weekend is not recommended. Parking on streets is not allowed and it is very busy. 

All event tickets will be distributed in person at the Wyndham Garden Baronne on July 2nd, 2020 by Enjoy Yourself Vacations. Tickets will NOT be delivered via email or mail at anytime.  Ticket Pick-up will be from 2:00PM-4:00 PM on Thursday, July 2nd.  Please arrange your travel so that at least one person from each room arrives no later than 4PM to the hotel to pick up tickets.  Hotel policy does not allow tickets to be left at the front desk or concierge. Any tickets not picked up by the cut-off time of 4PM will have to be picked up at the Hilton Riverside on Friday, July 3rd from 1PM-4PM.  No exceptions. 

*** We DO NOT offer Event Only packages***

Essence passes will get you access to: Mainstage Performances and Superlouge Performances at the SuperDome as well as the FREE daytime seminars/tradeshow at the Convention Center. Some special seminars and speakers at the Covention Center do require a separate registration fee which is NOT included in any of the packages.  The Beauty events at the convention center which require a fee are NOT included in your package price. The 2020 speaker/seminar schedule is not yet available.


Please be advised that Floor seats are not included, guaranteed or promised with our standard package no matter when you booked your package.  You can upgrade to floor seats if you wish for an additional fee. 

Registration instructions:  When making an Initial Deposit, please choose number of people registering for using the drop down box. For 2 people, choose '2 'then fill out each person's information on the registration form.  Each person's deposit must be paid during the Initial Deposit. Failing to do so, will result in cancellation of your reservation. For example, please do not choose Double Occupancy, then only pay deposit for 1 person.

How to make monthly payments: Log onto - Click on 'Tickets' and you will see a $100 monthly payment option for the standard package.  We would prefer if each person makes individual payments since I track payments by each name. Payments are due by the last day of each month. Mandatory minimum monthly payments are minimum $100 per person. All packages must be 100% paid no later than Friday, March 27th, 2020. No exceptions.

 **Prior to making payments, please understand that due to strict contractual obligations, any and all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE for any reason including but not limited to: personal reasons, death, illness, weather, deployment, Acts of God. We DO NOT offer travel insurance as a service. If you wish to have travel insurance, it is the sole responsibility of you the traveler(s).  Reservations are transferrable to another person in your absence until March 2020.

To book rental cars, flights or other travel needs, please visit our travel site:


Please follow my Enjoy Yourself Vacations travel page on Facebook for updates.

Enjoy Yourself Events, LLC DBA Enjoy Yourself Vacations is not affiliated with the Essence Music Festival or Essence Magazine. We are an independent Event Planning & Travel Agency. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions. We do not have any information regarding vendor or performing artist opportunities. Please follow my travel page on Facebook for updates.


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Hilton Riverside
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Friday, July 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM - Monday, July 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Elaina M. Whitley/Enjoy Yourself Events/Enjoy Yourself Vacations

Elaina M. Whitley is the owner/founder of Enjoy Yourself Events, an event management and entertainment firm providing Event Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, Small Business & Professional Coaching. Elaina has been in the event industry for more than 15 years & has lent her expertise to events across the country. Client event roster includes: Real Men Cook, GodzGirl Network, Sweet Auburn Festival, Taste of Atlanta, Restoration-Atlanta Flood Relief Benefit Concert and more.  In addition, Enjoy Yourself Events has produced and hosted: Event Planning 101 Certificate Workshop, Networking For a Cause Thanksgiving Food Drive, We Love the Kids Holiday Toy Drive, Sweet-Touch Pamper Me Party, Its My Party Event Planning Expo, Essence Music Festival group travel,  as well as a host of others including celebrity and VIP events.  

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