Speaking of its milestone anniversary, Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management, comments, “Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols). It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia.”
The festival will again take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing on June 3, 2017.
10th Annual Roots Picnic lineup
Pharrell & The Roots
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger