Roots Picnic

Roots Picnic


Where: Philadelphia, Pa
Date: June 2-4,2023



At The Roots Picnic, hip-hop and R&B stars take center stage — alongside live podcast recordings and much more — at the Mann Center in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park.

The major music event has become a Philly summer tradition — something of an annual reunion, really — and features performances from some of the biggest names in music.

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

For the 2023 fest — set to take place from June 4 to 5, 2022 — attendees can look forward to performances from Mary J. Blige (with The Roots!), Summer Walker, Wizkid, Jazmine Sullivan, Kamasi Washington, Kirk Franklin, Tierra Whack and more

The Experience

Each year, The Roots are joined by an incredible selection of artists,

2023 Highlights - A Star-Studded Lineup

This year’s Roots Picnic lineup is stacked from top to bottom. The 2023 festival lineup includes:

  • Diddy with The Roots
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Dave Chappelle with The Roots
  • Soulquarians Set featuring Roy Ayers and The Isley Bros
  • Black Thought Live Mixtape featuring Busta Rhymes and Eve
  • Ari Lennox
  • Lucky Daye
  • City Girls
  • Maverick City
  • Glorilla
  • DJ Drama
  • Kindred The Family Soul
  • State Property Reunion (Freeway, Beanie Siegel, Young Gunz, Peedi Crakk, Oschino & Sparks) … and much more!

    Live Podcast Stage

    In addition to the star-studded lineup of musical performances, a live podcast stage hosts live episode recordings of top podcasts including:

  • Charlamagne Tha God
  • Off The Record with DJ Akademiks
  • Don’t Call Me White Girl
  • Lip Service with Angela Yee
  • Questlove Supreme
  • People’s Party with Talib Kweli
  • Pour Minds
  • Trap Nerds
  • The Office XIV
  • Love + Grit

    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, naturally, Questlove Supreme and a number of other shows.