The festival — which is headlined, hosted, and curated by the Grammy-winning hip-hop group the Roots and co-presented by Live Nation Urban — will take place at the Mann at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia for two days of music, art, and culture on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2022. Also set to perform are Wizkid, Kirk Franklin, Rick Ross, G Herbo, and more.
A special fan club presale goes live today at 10 am ET, while general on-sale begins on Friday, February 18 at 10 am ET. Weekend or limited single day tickets will be available as well as VIP packages.
For the first time ever, Mary J. Blige and the Roots will join forces onstage to headline the proceedings “with a once-in-a-lifetime set,” the announcement says.
“After a long two years, we are excited to announce the return of The Roots Picnic to Philly with two days of music and culture at the Mann at Fairmount Park,” says Shawn Gee, Roots manager, president of Live Nation Urban and co-founder of the event. “This year, Black Thought, Questlove and I attempted to curate a lineup that broke through the genre barriers that often separate us in black culture. To be able to book Mickey Guyton, Kirk Franklin, G Herbo, Wizkid, Wallo & Gillie, and Mary J Blige on the same lineup was a dream come true.” YouTube will serve as the exclusive host for the festival. It will stream live on the group’s Official YouTube Channel.
Roots Picnic 2022 Lineup:
Mary J. Blige with the Roots
J Period Live Mixtape featuring Black Thought, Rick Ross, and Benny the Butcher
Soulquarians Jam Session featuring Keyshia Cole, SWV, and Musiq Soulchild
Robert Glasper & Bilal
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Rakim
Mu Mu Fresh
Macc N Cheese
DJ Diamond Kuts
Million Dollaz Worth of Game
Rory & Mal
Earn Your Leisure
Jemele Hill is Unbothered
Carefully Reckless featuring Jess Hilarious
FAQ Podcast with Fuzzy and Quincy Harris
Around the Way Curls
Disruptors in the Culture