by Ari Roth
For the past seven years, the annual Roots Picnic has become legendary as one of the best music festivals in Philadelphia. Hosted by acclaimed Philly hip hop band The Roots (who just released their new album last week), the festival boasts an impressive roster. This years acts range from rap and hip hop from Snoop Dogg and A$AP Ferg, to R&B from rising superstars Janelle Monae and Jhene Aiko, to electronic music from super-producer Araabmuzik, to rock from Philly’s own The War on Drugs, and many more exciting acts, both new and old. The Roots Picnic has quickly become a staple attraction, ushering in the summer with a lineup that just gets better and better every year. The festival will be held at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, May 31st, and tickets are already selling fast, so be sure to buy them now to avoid expensive resell prices. For tickets and more information, visit their website at http://rootspicnic.com/.
In addition to the festival itself, That Music Mag is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Roots Picnic afterparty, presented by Dice Raw of The Roots. It starts at 10pm, following the event. The afterparty is 21+ and will be held at the Voltage Lounge at 421 North 7th Street. There will be plenty of music, beer and more to ensure that the party doesn’t end after the artists stop playing.
The party will feature hip hop sets from local rappers Chill Moody and Tiani Victoria, R&B and soul from Milton, and rock from Mo Lowda & The Humble and Modern Colour, as well as a set from DJ Get Up. With a strong lineup in a great venue, this party is unmissable for anyone who wants even more out of their music-filled Saturdaynight. For more information, and to buy tickets ahead of time for a lower price, visit the event’s Facebook page. Both events are unmissable, so buy your tickets early and get ready for Saturday!