Mary J. Blige with The Roots, Summer Walker, Wizkid & more for Roots Picnic 2022

The Roots and Live Nation Urban proudly announce the return of “Roots Picnic.” For the first time in-person since 2019, the annual festival headlined, hosted, and curated by the GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum hip-hop luminaries will take over the Mann at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA, fortwo days of music, art, and culture on Saturday and Sunday, June 4th – 5th, 2022.

For the first time ever, MARY J BLIGE, fresh off a performance at Super Bowl LVI, and THE ROOTS will join forces on stage to headline the proceedings with a once-in-a-lifetime set. Assembling possibly the biggest and boldest lineup in the festival’s history, the bill includes SUMMER WALKER, WIZKID, KIRK FRANKLIN, JAZMINE SULLIVAN, J PERIOD LIVE MIXTAPE FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT, RICK ROSS, G HERBO, MICKEY GUYTON, MUNI LONG and more.

Roots Picnic 2022 poster

Offering an inimitable experience, “Roots Picnic” once again features the fan favorite Podcast Stage curated by Wallo267 and Gillie The King. Highlighted by live podcasts of Million Dollaz Worth of Game, Questlove Supreme, and more, the concourse also boasts various activations and engagements, ranging from film to social justice.

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. 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.

Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban, The Roots manager, and co-founder of the event

General on-sale begins on Friday, February 18th at 10 am ET HERE >>>