The Roots Picnic Returns to Philadelphia This Summer with an All-Star Lineup

Get ready to kick off the 2023 summer in a musical blast of fun at The Roots Picnic! Award-winning hip hop group, The Roots and Live Nation Urban will bring their two day festival back to Fairmount Park's Mann Center on June 3rd and 4th. And don't miss out on Friday night entertainment – Dave Chappelle is set for an exclusive stand up comedy performance with The Roots at Wells Fargo Centre! Join presale tomorrow February 21st at 12PM ET, or get your tickets Wednesday 22nd 10AM EST before they sell out.

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Music royalty, comedic genius, and a celebration of Philadelphia's talent – this year’s Roots Picnic is set to be one for the ages! GRAMMY Award-winning legend Diddy will headline alongside Ms. Lauryn Hill performing her seminal album The Miseduction of Lauryn Hill in its entirety – an event 25 years in the making! Dave Chappelle makes his “Roots Picnic” debut with The Roots as they offer up their first ever comedy performance together; additionally Lil Uzi Vert headlines while Eve returns during Black Thought's Live Mixtape Set, DJ Drama, Kindred the Family Soul, a State Property Reunion and many others!

Enjoy fan-favorite podcast performances from heavyweights in the entertainment world, and discover inspiring social justice activations as you explore the concourse. Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Akademiks, Angela Yee's Lip Service Podcast , Talib Kweli’s People’s Party, and Questlove Supreme will be headlining a star-studded lineup of live shows.

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“Roots Picnic” has continued to be one of the summer’s most highly anticipated festivals and a celebration of Philadelphia’s robust music scene. Over the years, it’s been named one of UPROXX’s “Best Festivals For Hip-Hop Fans Of Any Generation” and lauded as “a major staple within the Black community.” Billboard included the Roots Picnic in their Top 50 Music Festivals round-up, and perhaps BET put it best, “the two-day event proves why hip hop is such a regenerative force of nature.”

Since launching in 2007, The Roots Picnic has stood at the crossroads of music and culture, entertaining, engaging, and enlightening millions of fans along the way. Its dynamic lineups have included everyone from The Weeknd, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Phantogram, Usher, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Future to Vampire Weekend, The War on Drugs, Gary Clark, Jr., Solange, Diplo, Gnarls Barkley, and more. “Roots Picnic” isn’t just a cornerstone of the group’s career, but a cornerstone of the culture. 


Diddy w/ The Roots 

Ms. Lauryn Hill 

Lil Uzi Vert 

Dave Chappelle w/ The Roots

Soulquarians Set featuring Roy Ayers & The Isley Bros

Black Thought Live Mixtape featuring Busta Rhymes & Eve 

Ari Lennox

Lucky Daye

City Girls

Maverick City



DJ Drama

Uncle Waffles

Saucy Santana


Kindred The Family Soul


State Property Reunion (Freeway, Beanie Siegel, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Oschino & Sparks) 

Little Brother

Yussef Dayes Experience

Adam Blackstone w/ Coco Jones & Mary Mary

Baller Alert Presents Go Go: Backyard Band vs Rare Essence



Mike Phillips



Akin Inaj & Inutech


Charlamagne Tha God

Off The Record with DJ Akademiks

Don’t Call Me White Girl

Lip Service with Angela Yee

Questlove Supreme

People’s Party with Talib Kweli

Pour Minds

Trap Nerds

The Office XIV

Love + Grit

**Lineup subject to change

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