Get ready! A free block party will be held on St. Charles Ave. and Canal on July 6 at 2 pm! Come party with people from all over, New Orleanians, celebrities, Zulu social aid, performers and many more! Wear cool clothes because the party will be H-O-T and so will the weather. To find out more info about the block party and other Essence Fest events, visit http://www.essence.com/festivals/2012/essence-music-festival/schedule/.