SATURDAY, JUNE 3 | Festival Pier | Philadelphia will Feature an All-Star Lineup Over 3 Stages Including a Headlining set by Pharrell and The Roots, as well as Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra and more! “Seeing [The Roots} take the stage at their annual festival is to watch the Philly legends in their truest element.” -Billboard.com
The legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its tenth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Pharrell & The Roots (joint headline set), Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra,Gilles Peterson and more .
“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” says Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management.”It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia. We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace of the Roots Picnic. We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty of surprises and special guests.”