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ESSENCE Fest 2017 Gospel Tribute Honoring Cissy Houston  was originally published on praisebaltimore.com

1. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Erica Campbell and Cissy Houston attend the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,cissy houston,coca-cola,erica campbell,ernest n. morial convention center

2. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: George Potts Young, CeCe Winans and Jekalyn Carr perform onstage for Cissy Houston during a tribute at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,medium group of people,tribute event,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,cece winans,cissy houston,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

3. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Cissy Houston speaks onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,talking,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,incidental people,essence music festival,cissy houston,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

4. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Blair Underwood, CeCe Winans, guest and Yvette Nicole Brown pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,four people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,guest,essence music festival,backstage,cece winans,coca-cola,yvette nicole brown,blair underwood,ernest n. morial convention center

5. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: CeCe Winans, Pat Houston and Gary Houston pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,three people,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,backstage,cece winans,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center,gary garland

6. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Cheryl Wills, CeCe Winans, Cissy Houston and Patrik Henry Bass pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,four people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,essence music festival,backstage,cece winans,cissy houston,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

7. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Patrik Henry Bass and Cissy Houston speak onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,talking,two people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,essence music festival,cissy houston,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

8. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Brandon Micheal Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown, CeCe Winans and Roland Martin pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,four people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,essence music festival,backstage,cece winans,coca-cola,roland martin,yvette nicole brown,ernest n. morial convention center

9. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Gary Houston, Rayah Houston and Pat Houston pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival )

10. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: CeCe Winans and Cissy Houston pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) vertical,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,portrait,two people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,essence music festival,backstage,cece winans,cissy houston,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

11. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Cece Winans and Kelly Price perform onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,cece winans,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

12. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: PJ Morton and Gene Moore perform onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,five people,essence music festival,coca-cola,pj morton,ernest n. morial convention center

13. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: PJ Morton performs onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,three people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,essence music festival,coca-cola,pj morton,ernest n. morial convention center

14. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: J.J. Hairston performs onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

15. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Cissy Houston attends the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,incidental people,essence music festival,cissy houston,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

16. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Chanté Moore performs onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

17. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: (L-R) Anita Hawkins, Kim Burrell and Tina Campbell pose backstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,portrait,three people,new orleans,gulf coast states,three quarter length,essence music festival,backstage,kim burrell,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

18. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Jekalyn Carr performs onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

19. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Tyronne Foster and the Arc Singers perform onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center

20. 2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

2017 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Day 3

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 02: Gene Moore performs onstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival ) photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,performance,new orleans,gulf coast states,essence music festival,coca-cola,ernest n. morial convention center