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.