Pharrell, Lil Wayne, & Solange to Headline 10th Annual Roots Picnic
Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 21, 2017,
Feb 21, 2017, 12:56
"This definitely speaks to the staying power of The Roots and the uniqueness of the Picnic as a good festival", says Roots co-founder Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter.
The Philadelphia group will headline their June 3 event at Festival Pier in the City of Brotherly Love alongside some of the most prominent and respected names from all genres. Continuing to embolden that tradition, Roots Picnic expanded to New York City previous year, and aims to become a brand and force that touches the ears of audiophiles from sea to shining sea.
This year, the legendary Roots crew will be joined by the likes of Pharrell, Solange, Lil Wayne, Thundercat, Noname, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Pete Rock, and Black Thought & J. Period's Live Mixtape featuring Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and Scott Storch.
Check out Human Nature video of past Roots Picnic performances below. "It was a big hit in NY and now every time we do a Picnic, just like my 5K, this live mixtape will be part of the proceedings", says Trotter.
Every year, The Roots host an all-star musical celebration for Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA. "That's what makes a Roots Picnic great - the performances we have planned and the ones that just happen".