Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Kendrick Lamar and more will perform in New Orleans this weekend at the annual festival

By Melody Chiu
Updated July 01, 2016 10:00 AM
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Can’t make it in person to New Orleans for ESSENCE Fest this weekend? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

Starting Friday morning, PEOPLE.com will be streaming all the performances from the annual music festival.

Musical headliners include Maxwell (who kicks off the weekend), Mariah Carey and Kendrick Lamar. A special Prince tribute will happen on stage Sunday night, and Diddy, Faith Evans, Mase, French Montana and 112 will be hitting the stage for a finale performance.

On Thursday, Oprah Winfrey was announced as a speaker for the event. She’ll be joined this weekend by T.D. Jakes, Ava DuVernay, Rev. Al Sharpton, Misty Copeland and Tyra Banks.

Beyoncé‘s mom Tina Knowles-Lawson will be receiving the first ever ‘Inspiring Leadership Award’ for her mentorship and leadership.

Others making an appearance include Phaedra Parks, Cookie Johnson, Patina Miller and The Real cast.