Photos: Essence Festival 2013 – Night Two featuring Charlie Wilson, Jody Watley, New Edition, More

Crowds braved a somewhat soggy day two of Essence Festival 2013 to take in Saturday night’s concert at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome. The second night featured performances from “Uncle” Charlie Wilson, throw-back wonderboys New Edition and crooner Trey Songz, as well as a fantastic comeback from soul sweetheart Jody Watley. The night also saw sets from Keyshia Cole and rising “urban alternative” stars Bilal and Deep Cotton, among others. Of course OffBeat was there to capture some of the soul.


Charlie Wilson closes out Saturday night at Essence Festival 2013. (Photo: Elsa Hahne)


Read Brett Milano’s recap of Saturday night’s performances here.

View the photo gallery below form OffBeat’s 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.