Roots Picnic Will Expand to New York City in October

It's been a long time in the making, and The Roots have officially booked their very own New York City-based music festival. The R&B and jazz-infused band have announced the first-ever "Roots Picnic", which will run in Midtown Manhattan's Bryant Park between October 1 and 2.

Among the exhaustive list of performers set to grace the stage across the two-day festival include D'Angelo, John Mayer, David Byrne and Nile Rogers. The festival will not be void of New York icons as well, with Wu-Tang Clan, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia and Jeremih.


The festival has been created out of The Roots' annual festival in their native Philadelphia, which has run each summer since 2007. The Philly-based festival has found mounting success with each successive year, hosting A-list performers like Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Usher and De La Soul.

Roots Picnic NYC tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. via Tickmaster. View the complete list of artists scheduled to perform in Bryant Park below:

Roots Picnic NYC 2016 Lineup

Saturday, October 1
The Roots
John Mayer
X Ambassadors
Kevin Gates
Stretch & Bobbito
Everyday People ft. DJ Moma
Jerrod Carmicheal
DJ Questlove
Lady Leshurr
Emily Wells
Chill Moody

Sunday, October 2
Wu-Tang Clan
David Byrne
Nile Rodgers
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Swizz Beats
Black Thought's Live Mixtape ft. Styles P, Freddie Gibbs, Royce Da 5'9 & J. Period
Lil Uzi Vert
Daniel "Bambaata" Marley
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Grits & Biscuits
Neal Brennan
Bibi Bourelly

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