Essence Festival - 2024

New Orleans, Louisiana 

July 3-8, 2024

Essence Music Festival 2024

Essence Music Festival is an event that “Parties Around The Clock." It draws well over 600,000 festival-goers each year. The Essence Music Festival brings “star-studded” actors, actresses, major artists, empowerment workshops, shopping, food, and so more to the famous City of New Orleans, LA.

Essence Music Festival has been and still is the highlight of New Orleans' summer music scene. The greatest music artist of all time has made the scene here. Music artists such as Beyoncé, Prince, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jeffrey Osborne, The Dells, Peabo Bryson, Lionel Richie, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and so many more. You never know which Entertainer will close out the final night of the three-day event at the SuperDome each year. 

Join us for an around the clock, event-filled weekend! Our 2024 Essence Music Festival travel packages provide accommodations at the 4-star InterContinental, New Orleans and also includes other parties and events.

Hotel Accommodations 

For the 2024 Season of the Essence Festival we have secure group booking space at the following Hotel

4 and 5 Day Hotel Option

4 Day Option: July 4 - 8, 2024 

 5 Day Option: July 3 - 8, 2024

Hotel Only Package Includes:
  • 4 or 5 Day Hotel Stay (King or Double Room)

  • All Hotel Taxes and Fees

  • 3 Day Streetcar Trolley Pass 

  • On-Site Assistance with dedicated hosts

  • JTravelUp Welcome Gift Bag

Party Package Includes: 

  • VIP On The River Cruise 

** Party Package is an additional fee per person

Add On Options: 

Intercontinental New Orleans

444 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Luxury Hotel Steps From The Historical French Quarter
Intercontinental New Orleans
Intercontinental New Orleans
Intercontinental  New Orleans
Intercontinental  New Orleans

Modern comfort and classic southern hospitality intertwine at this AAA Four Diamond Award luxury hotel near the French Quarter. From our bold restaurants to our timeless event spaces and every room in between, InterContinental® New Orleans provides guests with the refined amenities needed for an unrivaled stay in the Crescent City. Nestled in the Central Business District, guests will be just steps from iconic areas like Bourbon Street and the Arts District of New Orleans

Room Types / Pricing 

King Room

4 Day Option: Check In July 4, 2024 and Check Out July 8, 2024 

1 Person - $1,748 

2 Person Room - $1,094pp

5 Day Option: Check In July 3, 2024 and Check Out July 8, 2024 

1 Person - $2,135 

2 Person Room - $1,243pp

Queen Room

4 Day Option: Check In July 4, 2024 and Check Out July 8, 2024 

2 Person Room - $1,084pp 

3 Person Room - $ 830pp 

4 Person Room - $ 702pp

5 Day Option: Check In July 3, 2024 and Check Out July 8, 2024 

2 Person Room - $1,305pp 

3 Person Room - $987pp 4 Person Room - $ 828pp

PP = Per Person

(extra day(s) can be added at an additional cost)

*Price is subject to change until locked in*

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What’s Not Included:

  • Flight

  • Airport Transfers

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel Insurance

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Meals and Beverage

Travel Notes:

  • Final Payment Due Date is May 15, 2024

  • Hotel Confirmation Numbers will be sent the week of June 5, 2024

  • Please note, when purchasing your flights, the hotel check-in time is 3 pm.

  • All Persons will need to Check-in at the Hotel with a Government Issued ID and place a credit card on file.

AutoPay Billing Plan:

You are automatically enrolled in our Auto-pay Billing Plan when you select the Monthly Payment Plan for any of our Group Trips. You can relax and be at ease knowing that your future payments will be made automatically. When you book, our system will calculate an evenly divided automatic billing plan for you with payment due dates. Our system will send you reminders starting seven (7) days before the due date to the email address you registered with. Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Our Auto-pay Billing service is available for all our Group Trip customers at no charge and no interest added.

  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.

  • All payments to JTravelUp are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is because JTravelUp has contractual agreements with hotels, airlines and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.

  • Reservations must be made in your FULL LEGAL NAME as it appears on your Government Issued ID/Passport.

  • Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Therefore, we recommend Travel Protection that helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Interruption, Baggage Loss/Delay, Medical Expenses and more.

  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this price to be locked in.

  • Any reward points are at the discretion of the hotel.

  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.

  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments

  • You can log-in to our client portal to view your account and reservations 24 hours a day.

  • Name changes are allowed with a $150 name change fee up until the final payment date and $200 plus any vendor fees after the final payment date on your payment plan.

  • Monthly late payment(s) are charged a $25 late fee and are automatically added to your reservations the day after the monthly due date. Late final payment fee of $200 per person is required after the final due date listed on your payment plan. All late payment requests must be approved by management before the due date/final payment deadline on your account and the request must be sent to us via email to and please be sure to add to your email safe list.