The 6th Annual Roots Picnic!!


The Roots 6th Annual Roots Picnic will be coming to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing this June!!!

Questlove, drummer for The Roots and one of the event organizers, explained to that the process of acquiring acts for the Roots Picnic has become a lot easier due to his new gig on Late night with Jimmy Fallon.

Now that we’ve worked at ‘Fallon,’ it’s more sweet than it’s ever been…You have to keep in mind that the picnic started three years before we started with Jimmy Fallon. So the process in the beginning was really tough because we had to go through agents and managers. Once I realized that the real advantage of working at Fallon kind of cut the red tape, it allowed us to deal with the artists one-on-one.

Unfortunately for the “die hards” who were expecting another two day festival like last year’s show, this year’s event will only be for one day; June 1st, 2013.

For this year’s Picnic, the line up includes:

Solange Knowles


Araab Muzik

Trinidad James

And Naughty By Nature, who The Roots will backing during their performance!


To purchase tickets or for more information click here.


Check out the video below for a recap of last year’s Roots’ Picnic!

Guys, don’t sleep on it!!