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SA festival announces new music headliner after Snoop Dogg cancels

Ashanti becomes main headliner for Saturday event

Jamiroquai, left, and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018, in Indio, California.
Jamiroquai, left, and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018, in Indio, California. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)

SAN ANTONIO – The Essex Music & Art Festival announced a new headliner Thursday after rap star Snoop Dogg abruptly canceled his scheduled performance.

R&B singer Ashanti will now headline the event, which is scheduled for Saturday in the Essex development southeast of downtown.

According to event organizers, Snoop Dogg canceled due to “scheduling conflicts and other developments."

JUST ANNOUNCED. Come see Ashanti Official HEADLINE Essex Modern City this Saturday in San Antonio. You don’t want to miss this performance. #EssexFest

Posted by Essex Modern City on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Organizers added they are able to issue refunds through Eventbrite.

Carlton Zeus, King Kyle Lee, Angel Cintron and other  acts are still scheduled. 

More than 25 mural artists will be painting live at the event.

There is will also be vendors, food trucks, BMX and breakdancers.


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