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The Roots Picnic

A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing

A full crowd enjoys spring weather and great music at The Roots Picnic.

A full crowd enjoys spring weather and great music at The Roots Picnic. Credit: M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia


Saturday, May 30, 2015


Now in its eighth year, the Roots Picnic is bigger and better than ever with a day of incredible and diverse music at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. With acts spanning multiple genres, all handpicked by The Roots themselves, this is one festival not to be missed.

With a reputation as the hardest working band in music, The Roots are not only the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but also a group that delivers amazing musical lineups for marquee Philadelphia events like The Roots Picnic and the Welcome America 4th of July concert.

Expect a day of fantastic music — and a few surprises along the way.


For this year’s picnic, the Roots are going to be joined by an incredible selection of artists in including Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Phantogram and more. Check out the full lineup below:

  • Erykah Badu (backed by The Roots)
  • The Weeknd
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Phantogram
  • DJ Mustard
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption
  • Hudson Mohawke
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • DJ Windows 80 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire)
  • Raury
  • King Britt
  • Bishop Nehru
  • Moses Sumney
  • Brianna Cash
  • Marc E. Bassy
  • Donn T


Tickets to The Roots Picnic cost $92 plus fees. For more show information and to purchase tickets online in advance, click the button below.

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Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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