2024 Roots Picnic To Welcome Jill Scott, André 3000, Victoria Monét & More To The Stage

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Festival season is starting soon, and if you plan to be outside this year, the 2024 Roots Picnic needs to be on your radar. For its latest edition, Roots Picnic is coming in hot with an impressive lineup of artists to kick off Black Music Month in a major way in Philadelphia at The Mann in Fairmount Park on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd.

Philly’s own neo-soul goddess Jill Scott is one of this year’s headliners, and it’s practically guaranteed that she’s going to show out in her hometown. Joining her at the bill are hip-hop legend Nas and the masterminds behind this festival, The Roots who will be performing a set in celebration of New Orleans accompanied by Lil Wayne, Trombone Shorty and PJ Morton. Rap royalty André 3000 is also on tap and will come equipped with his flute for a special live presentation of his instrumental album New Blue Sun.

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R&B lovers will enjoy seeing artists such as Victoria Monét, Babyface, Tyla, Marsha Ambrosius, October London, Leon Thomas, BLK ODYSSY, Q, Kenya Vaun and Julian King. Jazz and R&B will have some special moments at the 2024 Roots Picnic thanks to collaborations from Adam Blackstone with Fantasia and Muni Long for his latest Legacy Experience and Robert Glasper featuring Yebba.

Meanwhile, hip-hop heads will be breaking their necks to the sounds of Gunna, Sexyy Red, Wale, Cam’ron, Smino and OT7 Quanny. DJ and producer J. Period is bringing his Live Mixtape back for another year, this time around with Black Thought, Method Man and Redman rocking the mic. Also on board to move the crowd will be DJ Diamond Kuts, DJ Aktive, DJ Doc B and DJ RL.

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If you’re a fan of gospel or go-go, Roots Picnic has something for you, too. Tasha Cobbs Leonard has been booked to bless the festival with her gospel tunes. While go-go icons Backyard Band are all set to perform a set with Scarface and Amerie.

Aside from the plethora of performers, festivalgoers can also look forward to experiencing some of their favorite personalities, podcasts and parties at this year’s Roots Picnic. Look out for Wallo and Gillie of Million Dollaz Worth Of Game, Juan Epstein, They Have The Range, R&B Only, U+ME+RNB and more in the mix.

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The 2024 Roots Picnic will have something for everyone and once again be a celebration of many genres of Black music and facets of Black culture. Attendees are going to want to attend the whole weekend to soak it all in. If you want to be down, tickets and VIP packages to this year’s Roots Picnic are on sale now on the festival’s website.

Photo Credit: Roots Picnic/Facebook

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