NEW ORLEANS, LA (WGNO) -- Essence Fest brings out some of the best names in music, but the entertainment isn't always on the main stage.
Guests sipped bloody mary's and mimosas, munched on New Orleans fare from celebrity chef Christian Green and listened to Porter, Mayfield and others do what they do best.
The intimate show was part of Mayfield's "Sundays at Irvin's" concert series.
It was also a opportunity to spread the word about Mayfield's upcoming concert at the Apollo, called 'The MJ Jazz Experience: A Tribute to Michael Jackson,' scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd in Harlem, New York.
Tickets start at $38.50.