On Saturday and Sunday, June 4–5, 2022, The Roots Picnic ( Sponsored by The Mann, Live Nation Urban & The Roots) will be back at the Mann Center in Philadelphia Pa. with two days of music, art, and culture. Mary J. Blige and The Roots will perform together on stage to lead the event with a grand performance. This will be the first time ever both performed on stage together which is iconic for those who are fans of both legends.
The lineup includes many big names such as Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, The Roots, G Herbo, Keyshia Cole, Wizkid, Jazmine Sullivan, Summer Walker, Benny the Butcher, Kirk Franklin, Muni Long, Tierra Whack, Musiq Soulchild, Babyface Ray, Chief Keef, DJ Diamond Kuts, Masego, SWV, Freddie Gibbs, DJ Aktive, Mickey Guyton, Suzanne Christine, Kamasi Washington, DJ Jazzy Jeff Protoje, Black Thought, Robert Glasper, Yebba, Aquildawud, Jordan Hawkins, Tye Tribbett, Tone Stith, CKay, Bilal, J.Period, Serpentwithfeet, Alex Isley, Macc N Cheese, Rakim, Kur, Ambre, Mumu Fresh, Soulquarians, and Durand Bernarr.
Roots Picnic returns with the fan-favorite Podcast Stage, hosted by Wallo267 and Gillie The King, for an unforgettable experience. The facility will also feature numerous activities and conversations, spanning from movies to social justice, as well as live podcasts from Million Dollaz Worth of Game, Questlove Supreme, Rory & Mal, Earn Your Leisure, and many others.
This year, the picnic is a love letter to Philly. Thank you for supporting us for 15 years. We’re bringing you a 2 day festival— The Roots (@theroots) February 15, 2022
The pre-sale kicks off at 10am ET TODAY with code RPALUMNI. This one is special and we are happy to be with our Picnic fam again. THANK YOU! link in bio pic.twitter.com/SDgl0MgYNY
The Roots Picnic is held in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park and is dedicated to its founders and hip-hop legends, The Roots. In addition to expanding into New York, they have stated that the festival would also continue with its roots in Philadelphia, where it has contributed to the development of the cultural scene. Despite being started by hip-hop legends, the festival has a broad mix of R&B, rap, and indie alternative performers.
The Roots Picnic is a hip-hop group’s yearly music festival that they established and run. The festival’s executive producer is Shawn Gee, co-founder, and manager of The Roots. On June 7, 2008, the festival held its first event, which took place in Philadelphia. A festival is usually a one-day event, but in 2012 it was extended to two days for the first time. In 2016, they held their first festival outside of Philadelphia. Their new location event was held in New York. It is expected to expand once more in 2022 for its forthcoming two-day event.
We Back. pic.twitter.com/gkxBNhZHJE— The Roots (@theroots) February 14, 2022
The Roots Picnic has featured several well-known artists, assisting them in becoming more well-known by providing a platform for major and upcoming artists to perform and build their fan base. Artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Rapsody, Pharell Williams, 21 Savage, Jhené Aiko, Jadakiss, Wale, Fabolous, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Hit-Boy, A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Clipse, GoldLink, Roddy Ricch, The Foreign Exchange, Ari Lennox, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., SZA, Solange, Lil Baby, PnB Rock, G-Eazy, City Girls,, Jeezy, Lil Uzi Verts, DJ Questlove, DJ Cash Money, Davido, Burna Boy, Nile Rodgers, Joey Bada$$, Kevin Gates, Naughty By Nature, Tobe Nwigwe, DJ Mustard, Questlove Supreme, Mac Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Jojo Abot, John Legend, The Weeknd, Lady Leshurr, Mayer Hawthorne, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Cool Kids, and so many other all over the world.
We’re back!💥— Roots Picnic (@rootspicnic) February 15, 2022
We’re doing two days at the @MannCenter on Sat, June 4, and Sun, June 5.
Featuring: @maryjblige, @IAMSUMMERWALKER, @wizkidayo, @jsullivanmusic, @FreddieGibbs, @TierraWhack, @MickeyGuyton, + more!
Tickets and info are available now: https://t.co/sbP6i8gtNK pic.twitter.com/UGrJ2rOjzB
For those trying to buy last minutes tickets, although most of the tickets are sold out you can visit rootspicnic.com/philly/, manncenter.org/events/2022, or Ticketmaster. The event will begin Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 PM eastern time. General admission is $199. VIP Silver and VIP Gold are already sold out.