Rhyme Report The Roots & Live Nation Urban Announce “roots Picnic” 2024

Published on February 23rd, 2024 | by Just Jay


The Roots & Live Nation Urban Announce “roots Picnic” 2024

The Roots & Live Nation Urban Announce “roots Picnic” 2024 June 1 & 2 2024 The Mann In Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pa Blockbuster Lineup To Feature A Special Performance & Celebration Of New Orleans With Lil Wayne & The Roots, Jill Scott, André 3000, Victoria Monét, Gunna, Nas, Tyla, Sexyy Red, Babyface, Cam’ron, Fantasia, Muni Long & More Tickets Go On Sale Friday, February 23

(Philadelphia, PA) February 19, 2024: Delivering a musical and cultural experience without comparison, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop luminaries The Roots and Live Nation Urban proudly present the 2024 installment of “Roots Picnic.” The two-day festival returns to its longtime home of The Mann in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2024. Building anticipation, the Roots Picnic alumni presale goes live on Tuesday, February 20th at 10 AM ET, while general on-sale begins Friday, February 23rd at 10 AM ET.

Upholding a tradition, the lineup unites a cohort of generational voices with some of the culture’s most influential rising acts. As such, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning legend Lil Wayne will headline the festival with The Roots delivering a set highlighted by decades of definitive hits and an immersive celebration of his multi-cultural hometown New Orleans which will include special guests PJ Morton, and Trombone Shorty. Additionally, powerhouse Jill Scott, who is coming off the heels of a massive 20th anniversary tour of her 2000 seminal debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, will co-headline and continue to captivate with spirit, style, and soul in her hometown of Philadelphia.

At its core, the DNA of “Roots Picnic” represents a spirit of boundless collaboration and unfettered creativity. In response to overwhelming fan demand, this year, the festival notably welcomes Victoria Monét, hot off multiple 2024 GRAMMY® Award wins and her career-defining LP Jaguar II. Among other icons, André 3000 will perform in support of his acclaimed solo debut, New Blue Sun. After reaching arena status last year with a sellout at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn for his first headlining performance in over two years, Gunna returns to Philadelphia as one of the weekend’s marquee acts. The impressive and eclectic lineup also features Sexyy RedTylaSminoBabyface, Adam Blackstone featuring Fantasia & Muni Long, Cam’ron, NasWaleRobert Glasper featuring YebbaTasha Cobbs Leonard and more. Full confirmed lineup below.

Offering an inimitable experience, “Roots Picnic” will boast the Parkside Stage (formerly Podcast Stage) hosting a wide range of curated experiential media along with live podcasts and DJ driven immersive experiences ranging from Million Dollaz Worth of Game, R&B Only & U+ME+RNB to Tonight’s Conversation, Juan Epstein PodcastWorld Series of Spades and They Have the Range. The concourse will be populated by various immersive activations to be announced soon.

Last year, “Roots Picnic ” showcased unforgettable sets from super bowl performer  Usher & The RootsMs. Lauryn Hill with a surprise Fugees reunion, Dave ChappelleState PropertyLil Uzi Vert, and more. Variety raved, “The 2023 iteration of the Roots Picnic wound up being its most thoroughly engaging, and surprise-filled festival, and Rolling Stonechristened it “a Philly institution.” ESSENCE raved, “The weekend marked a beautiful celebration of culture, art, music, and the city of brotherly love.

“Roots Picnic” has continued to be one of the summer’s most highly anticipated festivals and a celebration of Philadelphia’s robust music scene. Over the years, it’s been named one of UPROXX’s “Best Festivals For Hip-Hop Fans Of Any Generation” and lauded as “a major staple within the Black community.” Billboard included the Roots Picnic in their Top 50 Music Festivals round-up, and perhaps BET put it best, “the two-day event proves why hip hop is such a regenerative force of nature.”

Since launching in 2007, The Roots Picnic has stood at the crossroads of music and culture, entertaining, engaging, and enlightening millions of fans along the way. Its dynamic lineups have included everyone from The Weeknd, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Phantogram, Usher, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Future to Vampire Weekend, The War on Drugs, Gary Clark, Jr., Solange, Diplo, Gnarls Barkley, and more. “Roots Picnic” isn’t just a cornerstone of the group’s career, but a cornerstone of the culture.


Lil Wayne & The Roots Celebrate New Orleans (feat. Special guests PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty)

Jill Scott

André 3000



Victoria Monét

Sexyy Red


Robert Glasper & Yebba

J.Period Live Mixtape featuring Black Thought, Method Man, and Redman

Adam Blackstone’s Legacy Experience featuring Fantasia and Muni Long





Marsha Ambrosius

Baller Alert Presents Backyard Band featuring Scarface & Amerie

October London

Leon Thomas

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Funk Flex


Leon Thomas

Blk Odyssy

OT7 Quanny

Kenya Vaun


Julian King

Rec Philly Presents Chioke

DJ Diamond Kuts

DJ Aktive

DJ Doc B


PARKSIDE STAGE (formerly podcast stage):

R&B Only


They Have the Range

Million Dollaz Worth of Game

Tonight’s Conversation

Juan Epstein Podcast

World Series of Spades


**Lineup subject to change

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live NationConcerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.

Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music.

About the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

As one of the foremost outdoor music centers in the country, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a leading non-profit organization, has a historical legacy of artistic excellence as a world-class entertainment destination presenting premier artists, now in association with Live Nation Entertainment. Each summer season, renowned symphony orchestras, iconic rock stars, and the latest touring artists in indie rock, hip hop, R&B, and pop take the stage here. The Mann is the summer home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and has presented critically acclaimed performers in every decade since the 1930s. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Mann hosts more than 400,000 visitors annually. Signature concert experiences are surrounded by Philadelphia’s stunning skyline and include seats beneath the Mann’s acoustically acclaimed TD Pavilion; picnics, blankets, and music under the stars on its Great Lawn or at the top of the hill at the Highmark Skyline Stage @ the Mann; and dining in Crescendo, the venue’s spectacular tented restaurant. In addition, the Mann’s Education & Community Engagement Program reaches tens of thousands of young people annually through free programming and educational initiatives as well as its virtual Mann Music Room. Mann’s unique setting also provides an unparalleled opportunity to activate the campus’s six unique event spaces available to host concert presentations, intimate gatherings, corporate events, and private functions. For more information,


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