Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart, and New Edition will be headlining the 2022 Essence Festival. The first in-person event in two years runs from June 30th through July 3rd. Kevin kicks off the festivities on Thursday as part of his Reality Check Tour. Then Nicki headlines on Friday, Janet on Saturday, and New Edition closes things out on Sunday. Other performers include The Isley Brothers, The Roots & Friends, Summer Walker, Jazmine Sullivan, and DJ D-Nice.