#39;ve got it! Time to start planning to head to NOLA! Check this page early and often for ALL your 2018 Essence Fest Planning needs.Hotel Packages are currently available, while flights, tickets, party passes and more will be added in the coming days and weeks. Secure your hotel room today with deposits as low as $50 per person! Once deposit is secured, set up a low payment plan today!Contact your Travel Lady with your group size and if you would like to stay near the Superdome or near Bourbon Street.