The Roots Picnic

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing

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A full crowd enjoys spring weather and great music at The Roots Picnic. Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia
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Location & Contact:

  • Festival Pier at Penn's Landing,
    601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
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The Roots Picnic is bigger and better than ever with a day of incredible hip-hop and R&B music at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.

The major day-long music event has become a Philly summer tradition — something of an annual reunion, really — and features performances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B.

Curated by and named after Philadelphia’s own critically acclaimed band The Roots, this is one music fest not to be missed.

In 2018, the fest welcomes headliners including Lil Uzi Vert, the Diplomats and Dirty Projectors, and Dave Chappelle hits Philly to host a jam session with The Roots featuring special guests.

The Experience

Check out sets from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B all in one place.

Each year The Roots are joined by an incredible selection of artists, which in the past have included Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Solange and more. The 2018 lineup includes Lil Uzi Vert, The Diplomats, Dirty Projectors, 2 Chainz and many more.

In addition to its famous headliners, The Roots Picnic frequently features talented up-and-comers and hometown acts representing Philly onstage.

Look for music all day on multiple stages, as well as a podcast stage featuring the likes of Drink Champs and, naturally, Questlove Supreme and a lifestyle stage showcasing panels and conversations on art, fashion and social change.

The festival also features a wide variety of on-site local food and merchandise vendors for eating, drinking, shopping and more.

Getting There & Tickets

Festival-goers’ best bet is to take public transportation via the Market-Frankford Line, get off at the Spring Garden stop and walk east to Penn’s Landing.

For those driving, Festival Pier is accessible via I-676 for those coming from outside of Philly or by going south on either Race Street or Market Street for those in Philly.

Tickets are required to attend The Roots Picnic and are available for purchase online. Unless it’s a sellout, tickets will also be available the day of the festival at the Festival Pier box office.

For more show information and to purchase tickets online in advance, click the button below.

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