Like R&B? Live in the Gulf Coast area, or ready to travel at a moment's notice? We're offering a very special flash giveaway: a pair of tickets for the last day of this year's Essence Festival, where one lucky AllMusic fan and a guest will see live performances by Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) and more!

Now in its 19th year, Essence Festival celebrates music, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration, and takes the stage July 4-7 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. This extended weekend boasts a star-studded lineup of artists like Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, Maxwell and Jill Scott, plus showcases and discussions from entertainers and activists like Steve Harvey and Rev. Al Sharpton on the Empowerment Experience Stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVuUIbYU5L8

Rounding out the main stage performances by Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe and TGT, July 7 at Essence Festival will also feature Rachelle Ferrell, Mia Borders, Mint Condition, Luke James, Daley, Tamia, Kourtney Heart and Alice Smith performing in the four-stage Superlounge.

Because this is a special giveaway, please be aware of these special rules:
• Giveaway begins Wednesday, June 26. Winner will be randomly selected at 1 PM EDT Monday, July 1.
• Winner will be contacted via the service they used to enter, except for mail entrants who will be contacted via the info they provided.
• This giveaway provides a pair of tickets to the 2013 Essence Music Festival on July 7. It does not include other related expenses, including but not limited to travel, lodging, food, or attendance to other dates of the festival.
• If no response is received from the winner within 12 hours, a new winner will be drawn from the pool of candidates.

Got it? To enter, simply "like" AllMusic on Facebook and share AllMusic's Facebook status, or follow @AllMusic on Twitter and retweet AllMusic's Twitter post. You may also enter by mail by sending a letter or postcard with your contact info (email address, Twitter handle, or phone number) and address to AllMusic HQ by Monday, July 1:
ATTN: Essence Fest Giveaway
Rovi Corporation
1168 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

On Monday, July 1 we'll draw the winner at random from our Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and mail-in entrants who shared, retweeted and posted.

Janelle Monáe discusses what she loves about New Orleans:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyBPRF7Pygs