The Roots Announce 7th Annual Picnic Lineup

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The Roots Announce 7th Annual Picnic Lineup

Snoop Dogg, Action Bronson, Janelle Monáe will join annual music event.

Published March 3, 2014

Snoop Dogg will headline the Roots' annual music picnic this May. The Legendary Roots Crew will host and back Uncle Snoop at this year's picnic, scheduled to hit Philadelphia's Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.

The newly announced lineup features more than a dozen acts in total, including Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, A$AP Ferg, Biz Markie, Rudimental, Just Blaze and Action Bronson.

As has been the way of various music-related marketing tactics this year, Roots drummer Amir "Questlove" Thompson revealed the picnic performance list via video announcement Monday (March 3). In the minute-long clip, Quest uses flash cards to share the show roster (while getting his hair braided).

Besides their annual music party, the Roots confirmed work on a new concept albumAnd Then You Shoot Your Cousin, and recently began tenure as house band for NBC's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

The 7th Annual Roots Picnic takes place Saturday, May 31. Tickets go on sale Friday (March 7). is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.   

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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