Today, the legendary Roots crew announced their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia‘s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016 for their biggest and most diverse event yet. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its ninth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Usher (backed by The Roots), Future, The Roots, Leon Bridges, Blood Orange, Kehlani, Kaytranada, Swizz Beatz, DMX and more (full line up below). The Roots have enlisted Broad City‘s Abbi and Ilana to announce the 2016 Roots PicniclLineup. Check out the video below.

Said Shawn Gee, Partner – Maverick, and Exec Producer and Co Founder of Roots Picnic, “We are excited that the Picnic is growing each year. For the second year in a row we have reconfigured the Picnic site to maximize the amount of people that can attend. We are laser focused on building an amazing fan experience and continuing to build a diverse lineup that matches the collective tastes and interests of the curators, Questlove and Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew. This year is going to be a lot of fun!”

The Roots Picnic is an annual sold-out affair that kicks off the summer festival season. Last year’s bill featured the likes of The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky. In previous years, performers at The Roots Picnic have included: The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas, Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., James Murphy (DJ set), Rakim and many more.




Usher (backed by The Roots)
Leon Bridges
The Roots
Blood Orange
Swizz Beatz
Metro Boomin
Lil Dicky
Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals
Willow Smith
Everyday People feat DJ Moma
Paris Monster
Rich Medina
Tish Hyman
Lil Uzi Vert
GoGo Morrow

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 5 at NOON and will be available at, Ticketmaster Outlets, Live Nation Box Office or by-phone at 800-745-3000.

Special thanks to Donovan Public Relations & Live Nation.