Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagicThe Roots Picnic is coming to the Big Apple. The acclaimed music festival, which has been held for the last nine years in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia, will begin its NYC edition on October 1 and 2 in Manhattan’s Bryant Park.
The star-studded picnic will be produced by Maverick and Live Nation in partnership with Bryant Park Corporation and curated by the Roots with scheduled performances from multi-platinum selling and genre-defining music artists. On October 1, The Roots will headline a special set featuring D’Angeloand John Mayer, while the second night, billed as a “Love Letter to NYC,” will feature performances from the Wu Tang Clan, David Byrne and Nile Rodgers, plus a few surprise acts.
Swizz Beatz, X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty, Kevin Gates, Deerhoof, Echosmith, Jeremih,DJ Jazzy Jeff, are also among the scheduled performers.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com. A complete festival lineup is listed below with more scheduled acts to be announced. For more information go to www.rootspicnic.com.
Stretch & Bobbitto
Everyday People feat DJ Moma
Comedy Set from Jerrod Carmichael
Wu Tang Clan
Black Thought’s Live Mixtape featuring Styles P x Royce da 5’9 x Freddie Gibbs and DJ J Period
Lil Uzi Vert
Daniel “Bambatta” Marley
Comedy Set from Neal Brennan
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Grits & Biscuits
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