Essence Music Festival VIP backstage area
2010 Essence Music Festival Front Right Stage Rendering
Essence Music Festival Close Right Stage Rendering
The Essence Music Festival is a three-day concert and cultural seminar series produced by Rehage Entertainment.Inc, and held in the Louisiana Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. It is the largest African-American music and empowerment event in the country; and the 2010 Festival featured top performers such as Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Earth Wind and Fire.
Beese designed the organically sculpted stage ,that was executed by Event Producers.Inc through the utilization of spandex fabric surfaces over a truss sub structure. Using 35000 Sq Yards of silver and white spandex, 12800 Nylon Polyester thread, 9000 feet of rope and Aircraft cables, and 6000 feet of aluminum pipes, the structure served as a surface for the projection of custom video content, via video mapping technology using 10 x Barco 22K Projectors and a Vioso system provided by XL Video.