This week, The Roots announced that their fourth annual Roots Picnic will take place Saturday, June 4 at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philly. Headlining the festivities this year will be Nas and Wiz Khalifa, with Little Dragon, Ariel Pink, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, and Esperanza Spalding (Grammy Award-winner for best new artist) will be on the undercard. Last year’s show featured The Clipse, Jay Electronica, John Legend and Vampire Weekend while special guest Beanie Sigel joined Meth, Ghost and Rae for an impromptu performance towards the end of the night. There will most likely be more surprises this year, and The Roots will provide musical support for most of the acts as they’ve done in the past.
Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. courtesy of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Shell out that green now so you can pass it around in June. —Julian Kimble