10th Annual Roots Picnic features Pharrell, Lil Wayne, more – The Music Universe

10th Annual Roots Picnic features Pharrell, Lil Wayne, more - The Music Universe

The legendary Roots crew announces that their annual Roots Picnic is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, June 3rd. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its tenth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Pharrell & The Roots (joint headline set), Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Gilles Peterson and more (full line up below).

“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” says Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management.”It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece the cultural landscape our hometown Philadelphia. We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace the Roots Picnic. We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty surprises and special guests.”

The Roots Picnic annually includes some music’s biggest and hottest names that kicks f the summer festival season. Last year’s bill featured the likes Usher, Future and Leon Bridges with a surprise performance by hometown hero Will Smith (with his daughter Willow). Over the last decade, the celebrated festival institution has featured artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky,Migos, The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas,Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Rakim and many more.


  • Pharrell & The Roots
  • Lil Wayne
  • Solange
  • 21 Savage
  • Kimbra
  • Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
  • Thundercat
  • Virgil Abloh
  • Pete Rock
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  • James Vincent McMorrow
  • NoName
  • Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger
  • Khalid
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • DJ Spinna
  • PNB Rock
  • Tunji Ige
  • Anthony Somebody
  • DJ N.O.C.

Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, Live Nation Box Office or by-phone at 800-745-3000.