The Roots Picnic

JUN 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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  • 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 and diverse music at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.

The music event has become a summer tradition 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 festival not to be missed, with acts spanning multiple genres, all handpicked by The Roots themselves.

The Experience

Features performances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B.

Each year the Roots are joined by an incredible selection of artists, which in the past have included Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Solange and more.

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

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

Plus, The Roots, who are the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, are guaranteed to perform, too, adding to the day of al fresco musical fun.

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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