Verizon is proud to be a partner of the 2015 ESSENCE Music Festival, the largest celebration of African American music and culture, and we are celebrating by bringing a taste of the music mania to select cities across the country with our “Now Playing” tour.  Starting May 30th through June 27th, we will create unforgettable music and tech moments with some of the hottest artists in music and entertainment at Verizon store locations in Chicago, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.   

Hosted by celebrity personalities, Terrence J. and Sommore, the “Now Playing” tour will feature performances by music’s top names including Omarion, Luke James and Wale.  Attendees will enjoy live music and dance performances, celebrity meet-and-greets and free giveaways through this exclusive music festival-style experience. They can also enter to win an all-inclusive trip to the ESSENCE Music Festival with VIP access to A-list headlining concerts.

Verizon is committed to supporting communities around the country by bringing people together through music and social issues, including domestic violence, an epidemic that impacts millions.  We are encouraging individuals who plan to attend the “Now Playing” tour to take action against domestic violence by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories, from any service provider, to donate to HopeLine® from Verizon.

The “Now Playing” tour dates and locations are as follows:

Washington D.C. – Saturday, June 20, 2015

Headlining Performance by R&B Singer, Omarion

Hosted by Terrence J

9021 Snowden Square Dr

Columbia, MD 21046

Starting at 2PM EST

Los Angeles – Saturday, June 27, 2015

Headlining Performance by Rapper, Wale

Hosted by TV Personality, Terrence J

3419 W Century Blvd

Inglewood, CA 90303

For more information about Verizon’s “Now Playing” tour or to find events near you, visit VerizonNowPlaying.com. Join the conversation and share unforgettable moments of the Now Playing tour using hashtag #VerizonLive.