EPIC does Essence Hotel & Party Packages

book now for only $100 pp

Come be a part of one the best Essence experiences you could have!  We know there are many options for you to plan the perfect Essence trip, that's why we go the extra mile to make sure your weekend is as carefree as you want it to be.  Not only do we offer some of the best packages and add-ons, but our flexible payment plans make it easy to stay on track!   

Start your weekend off with a stress-free check-in the stylish lobby of our host hotel is the 4 star luxury JW Marriott, centrally located on world-famous Canal Street, with only a short 10 minute walk to the Convention Center and only a 15 minute walk to the Superdome.  All of our hotel rooms are guaranteed and your reservation can be verified at any time.  A special welcome gift awaits our guests in each room, as you unpack and get ready to enjoy your weekend.  

Our basic package is for those attendees who prefer to chart their own course, they just need a room.  For those looking for a little bit of comfort and convenience, our EPIC package comes with a sweet sponsored swag bag and event options.  

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Jazzy pass

Basic Hotel Package

 What's Included: 

All prices are PER PERSON

                                       3 nights     4 nights

Single Occupancy         $1485       $1950

Double Occupancy       $785          $1020

Triple Occupancy          $515          $670

Quadruple Occupancy      $430          $570

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Sponsored Swag Bag

  • Jazzy pass

  • 1 general admission ticket to : 

    • EMF Weekend Welcome Party (open bar and buffet) 

    • Meet & Greet Welcome Reception

"EPIC does Essence" Hotel Package

 What's Included: 

All prices are PER PERSON

                                       3 nights     4 nights

Single Occupancy         $1650        $2100

Double Occupancy       $920          $1150

Triple Occupancy          $660          $815

Quadruple Occupancy      $535          $645

We LOVE customer feedback, because that's how we learn exactly what you like!  And then we aim to go above that!  So thank you!  You talked - we listened!   To help your Essence experience be as all-inclusive as possible, we've partnered with some of the best vendors and are offering a brand new package this year: Introducing "Foodies Unite!" Package

"Foodies Unite" Hotel Package

 What's Included: 
  • Hotel accommodations

  • Sponsored Swag Bag

  • Jazzy pass

  • EMF Weekend Kickoff Party Thursday

  • EPIC Eats: the Showcase Friday

  • VIP on The River Saturday afternoon

  • "It Ain't Over" Comedy Brunch

All prices are PER PERSON

                                       3 nights     4 nights

Single Occupancy         $1985        $2440

Double Occupancy       $1250         $1480

Triple Occupancy          $1000         $1150

Quadruple Occupancy      $885         $1000


This package has it ALL.  The same luxurious hotel accommodations as always, our sponsored swag bag and complimentary Jazzy Pass....but, now you can get your grub on too!  This package includes not one, not two, but FOUR* Open Bar/Buffet events.  

  • Thursday Night - Kickoff your Essence weekend at our Welcome to NOLA Meet & Greet.  Enjoy 3 hours of Open Bar, a delictable buffet, while the DJ keeps you moving!

  • Friday night - We are proud to partner with Eat Nola Noir and local black chefs to present  EPIC Eats:  The Showcase.  Enjoy custom libations while sampling savory bites from some of NOLA's best black chefs and restaurants.  The best part--all proceeds directly benefit the local community!  

  • Saturday afternoon - It's Independence Day and what better way to spend it on a beautiful paddle boat with unlimited drinks and food and music!

  • Sunday afternoon- We not heading home yet.  The "It Ain't Over" Comedy Brunch will be the perfect way to spend your Sunday before the concerts.  Some of the best comedians will keep you laughing while you're eating one of the best Creole brunches in New Orleans. 

Not really feeling like a hotel and event package this year, or maybe you don't want everything in a particular package, but something from another?  We got you covered!  Introducing our Build Your Own package!  Start with our basic EPIC package (hotel, swag bag, jazzy pass) and add only the extras you want!

Concert Tickets

Morning Room Service

Coming Soon - Makeup Services

Roundtrip Airport Transfers

Travel Protection

Coming Soon - Spa Services

Reserve your Essence Music Festival hotel and event package price now a $100 deposit!  Deposits increase January 1, 2020  


How to Book:

1.  Complete the registration form.   FOR YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR ROOM agree to the terms of service.    

2.  Click Submit, you will be taken to checkout to complete your purchase.  

3.  After the payment has been received by EPIC Events, each individual listed on the registration form will receive a confirmation email (please allow 48-72 hours) with the following information:  Details of your package, the Event Package Policy, your INDIVIDUAL payment schedule, with a link to the payment site, and any restrictions/requirements/regulations regarding the EMF, New Orleans, or your package. 

 4.  Once payments totaling $400 have been received, you will receive an email with your hotel confirmation number.  You can call the JW Marriott at any time to verify your room using this number.  The room will be listed under the names provided on the registration form.  


 Due to contractual obligations with our hotel and partners, all deposits and payments made towards EPIC Events  packages are non-refundable. Our vendor(s) require upfront commitment to which we have to adhere. When we offer a package to you we have to ensure, through good-faith payments, that you will attend the events. If for some reason you cannot attend the event, after you have started making payments, you will be responsible to sell your space to someone else. YOU CANNOT TRANSFER MONEY TO SOMEONE ELSE WITHIN THAT GROUP OR ANY OTHER GROUP. It is your responsibility to resell your package and provide this name change notification in writing with the replacement name by May 4, 2020, or forfeit all payments made.


Please be aware that all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payments must be made per your payment schedule, and your final balance will be due April 30, 2020.  ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Any individual that misses two monthly payments or anyone with an open balance on June 1, will forfeit their reservation and any payments made towards the package.    

Packages booked before March 15 qualify for one of the following payment plans:

          i.  Single Payment (after deposit payment) (receive a 5% discount)

         ii.  Monthly payment plan - payments are evenly divided, over the months between your book date and due  date, payable on the 12th of every month.

        iii.  Bi-Monthly payment plan - payments are evenly divided, every other month between your book date and due date, payable on the 12th of every month

Packages booked after March 15 may be paid in full by April 30, 2020 (no discount will be applied).

Please note that  your PayPal invoice for your package will include the PayPal fee of 2.9%, which will be indicated on your invoice. 

EPIC Events & Productions

PO BOX 625

Sorrento, LA 70778


Tel: 225-242-9218


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