Photos: Essence Festival 2013 – Night Three featuring Janelle Monae, TGT, Mia Borders

The third night of Essence Festival 2013 was reportedly sold out, thanks to headliner Beyonce‘s highly anticipated (and what turned out to be explosive) performance. However, Sunday night – the last and final night of the fest – also saw new favorite vocalist and Cover Girl Superlounge curator, Janelle Monae take the Main Stage, as well as the muscular collective “TGT,” or Tank, Ginuine and Tyrese. NOLA darling Mia Borders rocked the Coca-Cola Superlounge at her Essence Fest debut.


Janelle Monae at Essence Festival 2013. (Photo: Elsa Hahne)


Although Mrs. “Bey” Carter did not allow photos during her set, OffBeat‘s Elsa Hahne did capture a few moments with Janelle Monae, TGT and Mia Borders below.

View the Essence Festival 2013 Night 3 photo set by Elsa Hahne here.

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All photos by Elsa Hahne. For more photos from the New Orleans music scene visit OffBeat’s Flickr page.