The Roots Picnic has announced its return with headlining sets from Mary J. Blige, Summer Walker, Wizkid, Jazmine Sullivan, and Kamasi Washington.
The 2022 installment is set to take place at the Mann at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia from June 4-5. Blige will perform with the Roots for the first time, following her big halftime show performance at Super Bowl LVI and the arrival of her 15th album Good Morning Gorgeous.
The lineup is rounded out by appearances from G Herbo, Tierra Whack, Chief Keef, Kirk Franklin, and more, with a “J Period Live Mixtape” including Black Thought, Rick Ross, and Benny the Butcher, and the “Soulquarians Jam Session” featuring Keyshia Cole, SWV, and Musiq Soulchild
“After a long two years, we are excited to announce the return of The Roots Picnic to Philly with two days of music and culture at the Mann at Fairmount Park,” said Shawn Gee—president of Live Nation Urban, the Roots manager, and co-founder of the event—in a press release. “This year, Black Thought, Questlove and I attempted to curate a lineup that broke through the genre barriers that often separate us in black culture. To be able to book Mickey Guyton, Kirk Franklin, G Herbo, Wizkid, Wallo & Gillie, and Mary J. Blige on the same lineup was a dream come true.”
This will mark the first in-person Roots Picnic since 2019. The festival will also be streamed live on the group’s official YouTube, with YouTube serving as the exclusive host for the event.
A fan club presale began at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, while general tickets tickets will go live on Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. ET. Weekend, limited single-day tickets, VIP packages will be available for purchase.