Frankie Beverly and MAZE Returns To Essence Festival Tonight!

  • by Yoey
  • 5 Years ago
  • 1

The big news leading into this week’s 2015 Essence Festival is the return of Frankie Beverly and Maze. Maze closed the first 15 Essence Festivals before a new team at Essence Communications and a new festival producer decided to make a change. After a six-year involuntary hiatus, Beverly and Maze will be back in stride again at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday (July 3), headlining the main stage as part of Essence’s commemoration of Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary.

The Bay Area-based soul/funk band has long enjoyed a special relationship with the Crescent City, even before recording the classic 1981 concert album “Live in New Orleans” at the Saenger Theatre.

“I love that city,” Beverly reiterated during a recent phone interview. “That city has been our lifeline from the beginning. That city turned my life around.”

At 68, he’s still going strong. His oldest granddaughter recently graduated from high school, “but I feel and look the same. The music thing keeps you young.”

See entire article at

  • facebook
  • googleplus
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • linkedin

“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

  • facebook
  • twitter

1 Comment Already

  1. this is a good thing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *