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The Roots Picnic 2023 Lineup Is the Fest’s Most Ambitious Yet

Fresh off his big 50 Years of Hip Hop tribute at the Grammys, Roots Picnic curator Questlove has positively outdone himself with the 2023 Roots […]

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2018 Roots Picnic: Questlove Announces Date, Lineup

It’s that time of the year, folks: Here comes the annual hype for the Roots Picnic. Roots frontman Questlove took to Instagram this morning to […]

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6 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Cerulean Blue @ PhilaMOCA | Wednesday, January 3 If you’re the kind of music fan who runs screaming from anything with the “experimental” genre tag, […]

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No Roots on July 4th?

Say it ain’t so, Questo. The Roots won’t be headlining the Wawa Welcome America! Festival on July 4th, according to this report from Billy Penn. […]

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Lawsuit: Former Roots Bass Player Sues Questlove, Black Thought

Leonard “Hub” Hubbard joined The Roots in 1992, back when the Roots were just a really good local band and long before Questlove and friends […]

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WATCH: The Roots Play Iko Iko With Sia, Natalie Portman, and Jimmy Fallon

We’re long past the old discussions about whether The Roots are slumming it by appearing on TV every night with Jimmy Fallon. What’s clear now […]

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Philadelphia’s 4th of July Concert Will Star The Roots and Miguel

On Tuesday at the African American Museum, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the performers for Philadelphia’s 4th of July concert on the Parkway will […]

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The History of July 4th Parkway Concerts In Philadelphia

Back in May, when we were writing about the announcement of this year’s 4th of July concert on the Parkway, we went looking for a […]

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Roots Picnic 2014 Video: Snoop Dogg with Doug E Fresh

Dear Roots Picnic audience: When Snoop Dogg says “La Di Da Di,” you are supposed to say, “We like to party.” So lame. Anyway, Doug […]

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Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson and the Roots For Philly’s 4th of July Party

On Monday morning in the rotunda at Liberty Place, Questlove joined Mayor Michael Nutter to announce Philadelphia’s 4th of July entertainment lineup: Nicki Minaj, Jennifer […]

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The Roots Will Play Super Bowl Weekend

Bruno Mars is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show but this year’s festivities include a smattering of concerts throughout the weekend at the “Bud Light […]