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Uwishunu Event published on February 20, 2023

Just Announced: The Roots Picnic 2023 Lineup Is Loaded with Legends and Icons

June 2-4, 2023

Get ready for a super-sized lineup in 2023...

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Location & Contact:

  • Mann Center
    5201 Parkside Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19109
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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 festival — set to take place from June 2 to 4, 2023 — attendees can look forward to performances from the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill, the one-and-only Diddy (performing with The Roots!) and Philly’s own Lil Uzi Vert.

Did we mention Busta Rhymes, Eve, Roy Ayers and The Isley Brothers? Whew.

And for the first time, the event opens with a larger-than-life standup set on Friday night, as Dave Chappelle kicks off the festivities with a night of comedy at the Wells Fargo Center.

Back at the Mann Center, the live podcast stage sees heavy hitters like Charlamagne Tha God, Questlove Supreme and Off The Record with DJ Akademiks, in addition to our very own Love + Grit .

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!
Questlove, the drummer for the Roots, performs at the Roots PIcnic in Philadelphia Questlove, the drummer for the Roots, performs at the Roots PIcnic in Philadelphia

— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

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

Check out The Roots Picnic official site for the complete lineup of musicians and podcasters.


The Experience

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

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.

A crowd of people smiling at The Roots Picnic A crowd of people smiling at The Roots Picnic

— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

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

Tickets & More

Tickets are required to attend The Roots Picnic and are available for purchase online . The general on-sale begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

For more show information and to purchase tickets online in advance, click the button below.

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