The Roots Picnic returns after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, and its lineup is full of performers for two days, featuring headlining acts like Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige with The Roots, Wizkid and more.
The cultural event that takes place in Philadelphia will take place June 4-5 in Fairmount Park at The Mann.
Other performers include Keyshia Cole, Mickey Guyton, SWV, Freddie Gibbs, Robert Glasper & Bilal, Tierra Whack and Kirk Franklin, just to name a few. The Roots Picnic will also include live podcasting with Rory & Mal, Jemele Hill, Questlove, and eight additional podcasting acts.
“This year, Black Thought, Questlove and I attempted to curate a lineup that broke through the genre barriers that often separate us in Black culture,” reads a statement from The Roots manager, Shawn Gee. “To be able to book Mickey Guyton, Kirk Franklin, G Herbo, Wizkid, Wallo & Gillie, and Mary J. Blige on the same lineup is a dream come true.”