The highly anticipated Roots Picnic festival is back and promises to be a fantastic weekend-long event. The festival is hosted by Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots and will take place on June 3 and 4 at the Mann Center, featuring headlining sets by Diddy with The Roots, Ms. Lauryn Hill performing her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Roots Picnic:
Friday Night: Dave Chappelle and The Roots Comedy Show
The festival kicks off on Friday, June 2, at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. It starts with a comedy show and concert featuring Dave Chappelle and The Roots.
Saturday: Multiple Stages at the Mann’s Campus
The main event will take place on Saturday, with multiple stages on the Mann’s campus in Fairmount Park. There will be separate ticketing and admission for the Wells Fargo and Mann Center events.
Line-Up: Hip-Hop, R&B, and More
The Roots Picnic is a hip-hop and R&B festival presented by The Roots with Live Nation Urban. In addition to the headliners, the festival features a podcast stage, an all-star band anchored by Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and many more talented performers. The line-up includes R&B singers Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye, and DVSN, a reunion of Philly hip-hop crew State Property, alt-R&B vocalist and songwriter Syd, and many other artists.
Presale and General Public Tickets
The Roots fan club presale for both the Chappelle show and the Picnic at the Mann will begin at noon on February 21 at rootspicnic.com, with tickets opening to the general public at the same site at 10 a.m. on February 22.
The Roots Picnic History
Founded in 2007, The Roots Picnic made its home on Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing until 2018. It expanded to the Mann in 2019 and attracted close to 30,000 per day. After two years as a virtual-only event due to COVID-19, it returned as a two-day event last year.
The Roots Picnic is a must-attend event for hip-hop and R&B fans. With a fantastic line-up, separate ticketing for the Friday and Saturday events, and the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the industry, this festival is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Make sure to grab your tickets before they sell out!
Other Notable Shows at the Mann Center
The Roots Picnic announcement is a big weekend addition to a Mann Center summer calendar that is rapidly filling up. Notable shows include Charlie Puth, James Taylor, Kane Brown, Noel Gallagher & Garbage, Amos Lee, Phish, Mt. Joy, and the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie.