Maxwell // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

R&B crooner Maxwell performed Saturday night (Jul 4) at Day 2 of the Coca-Cola sponsored 2009 Essence Music Festival, held in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Louisiana Superdome. Fellow R&B singer Robin Thicke also took the main stage that night, while singer/producer Ryan Leslie performed on one of the smaller stages. Continue reading for lots of photos of celebrities performing and enjoying the weekend’s festivities.

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Maxwell // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

Robin Thicke // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

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Robin Thicke // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

Ryan Leslie // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

Ryan Leslie // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2) Ryan Leslie // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

Brian McKnight // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2) Janelle Monae & Laurie Ann Gibson // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

T.D. Jakes & Doug E. Fresh // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2) Raphael Saadiq & Clifton Powell // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

Melanie Fiona // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2) Chico DeBarge // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2) Alonzo Mourning & Raphael Saadiq // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2) Al B. Sure // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

Eva Marcille, Raphael Saadiq & Jazmine Sullivan // 2009 Essence Music Festival (Day 2)

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