The Roots Picnic is returning to the Philadelphia area this summer (June 1). The festival boasts a diverse range of performers and unique live podcast sessions setting up shop in Fairmount Park's The Mann Center. Pre-sale tickets start on Tuesday (March 12), while the rest will be available to the general public on Friday (March 15) at noon ET.
In honor of the project celebrating its 20th anniversay this year, The Roots will be performing 1999's Things Fall Apart in its entirety. Other headlining performances include appearances by Lil Baby, H.E.R., 21 Savage, Blueface, Davido, Queen Naija, City Girls, Ari Lennox, Black Thought, plus more. The Joe Budden Podcast willl also be recording an episode in the Park.
"We finally have a Roots Picnic in the Park. The vision 12 years ago was always to provide an all day musical and cultural experience in Fairmount Park. Black Thought, Questlove and I grew up spending our Sunday afternoons at the Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park watching Philly DJs spin, and enjoying the vibe and the culture," said Roots manager and president of Live Nation Urban Shawn Gee. "It’s a great feeling to be able to come full circle and bring the Picnic to Fairmount Park, I think it’s a big WIN for the city."