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Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote to Bring Voter Registration to Roots Picnic

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Live Nation Urban and When We All Vote have joined forces to bring voter registration to this year’s Roots Picnic, amplifying the cultural and musical experience curated by GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop luminaries, The Roots. The partnership also introduces a sweepstakes offering two free VIP tickets to witness the powerhouse lineup of the Roots Picnic. Visit […]

Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, Nas, Victoria Monét and More Set for Roots Picnic 2024

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The acclaimed Roots Picnic festival, a beacon of musical excellence and cultural celebration, is back for its 2024 edition, promising an unforgettable two-day experience. Presented by GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop icons The Roots and Live Nation Urban, the event will occur at The Mann in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, on June 1-2, 2024. Visit for […]

State Property Reunites in Full at Roots Picnic 2023

State Property Reunites in Full at Roots Picnic 2023

The Fugees were not the only iconic rap unit to reunite at Roots Picnic. The festival in Philadelphia also brought together State Property in full. Visit for more information Power 99 Philly captured footage of the full crew of Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Young Gunz, Peedi Crack, and Oschino & Sparks on stage with Roc […]

25th Anniversary of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ Diddy, Dave Chappelle, and More Set for Roots Picnic 2023

The GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum hip-hop legends The Roots and Live Nation Urban have announced the details for the 2023 edition of “Roots Picnic.” The two-day festival, known for its comprehensive musical and cultural immersion, will return to The Mann in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 2023. This year, the […]

The Roots release the official line up for Roots Picnic 2018

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The Roots are back for their 11th year of Roots Picnic 2018, and they have released the full line up list. Not only will they be headlining, they will also play a major role in curating the event, which takes place at Festival Pier in Philadelphia on June 2. Visit for more information This […]

Solange Led A Sing-A-Long Of The Proud Family Theme Song At The Roots Picnic

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The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on Saturday (June 3) delivered, with Pharrell putting on an electrifying show and Solange creating a masterpiece onstage, attendees got a great show. Visit for more information And those who caught Solo’s set were in for a special treat, when the songstress threw it back to the song that marked her entry into the […]

The Roots Announce First Annual Roots Picnic in New York City This October

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A unique lineup of artists from various different genres of music made appearances at the 9th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly this past weekend. The Roots pride themselves on creating such a musical atmosphere that audiences will never get to witness anywhere else. From Future to Swizz Beatz, The Roots to Leon Bridges, Usher to […]

Willow Smith Surprises Fans at Roots Picnic with a Performance by The Fresh Prince


Willow Smith rang in summertime with an amazing set at The 9th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia yesterday [Saturday, June 4] and surprised the crowd with her father Will Smith performing his classic song, “Summertime.” Will brought along DJ Jazzy Jeff to accompany him as he jammed out with his daughter on stage. Visit […]