06.16.2017

Diana Ross Talks Essence Fest, Family Time and Returning to the Big Screen (Maybe)

Diana Ross Talks Essence Fest, Family Time and Returning to the Big Screen (Maybe) Photo by Albert Watson

It’s busy times for legendary singer Diana Ross.

In the midst of her nationwide Diana Ross: Endless Memories concert tour, she recently carved out time for family, celebrating the nuptials of son Ross Naess, alongside her extended brood, including daughter Tracee Ellis Ross who served as bridesmaid and son Evan Ross, who attended with wife Ashlee Simpson.

But it’s back to show business for the icon, 73, who with more than 50 years in entertainment, is set to headline the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on June 30 for the first time. “I’m crazy about New Orleans and I really, really love performing for this specific audience,” the star tells PEOPLE of taking the stage at the SuperDome. “New Orleans has an incredible music history. I made some videos there. I look forward to the performance for so many reasons.”

For the complete story, visit People.com/Music.