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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
Note: The information below is from 2014. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.


Now in its seventh 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.


The 2014 lineup of The Roots Picnic is particularly stacked. In addition to The Roots, attendees can look forward to sets from:

  • Snoop Dogg (backed by The Roots)
  • Janelle Monae
  • A$AP Ferg
  • The War on Drugs
  • Action Bronson
  • AraabMuzik
  • Rudimental
  • Bad Rabbits
  • Biz Markie (DJ set)
  • Jhené Aiko
  • Just Blaze
  • Chill Moody
  • Roman Gianarthur
  • Emily Wells, and
  • Electric Wire Hustle

Enter to Win

Philly 360° is giving away two passes to the 7th annual Roots Picnic at Penn’s Landing. For a chance to score tickets to one of the best shows of the year, enter to win on Philly 360° using the button below.

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One-day passes for The Roots Picnic cost $64 plus fees. VIP Passes, complete with access to a main stage VIP viewing area, cash bars and exclusive food vendors, are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, 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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