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Roots Picnic 2020

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$79.50 - $350* (+$5 on Day of Show)



Presented By:

Live Nation Urban & The Roots


All Ages


* This is a General Admission event.


VIP Ticket includes:
- Access to a VIP-only general admission pit for the main stage
- Access to a VIP-only general admission area for the 2nd stage
- Access to the exclusive VIP Hang Areas including VIP Pass Lounge with air-conditioned full service cash bar area, restrooms, snacks & VIP Tent area with picnic-style seating (space subject to capacity)
- Commemorative VIP laminate
- VIP fast lane entry into the event
- On-site host
Add to calendar Add to Calendar 2020-05-30 12:00:00 2020-05-30 12:00:00 Roots Picnic The Mann Center the Mann. America/New_York public

Celebrating its thirteenth-year anniversary, the Roots Picnic returns to the Mann at Fairmount Park on Saturday, May 30. The festival grounds will include 3 stages of music, gaming, art, and dialogue.


This year's festival will feature performances from Philadelphia’s own Meek Mill, as well as Summer Walker, DaBaby, Snoh Aalegra, Burna Boy, Thundercat, and many more. There will be heavy emphasis on collaboration and creativity as The Roots present a curated set celebrating R&B music, titled The Roots Present SOUL, with special guests Brandy, SWV, and Musiq Soulchild who’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of his seminal album Aijuswanaseing. Additionally, an annual highlight, Black Thought and J Period’s “Live Mixtape” will feature breakout Buffalo-based rappers Griselda, as well as Wu Tang Clan members Ghostface and Raekwon. Another curation will feature Meshell Ndegeocello: Reimagining Prince and This Thing Called Life. The live podcast experience returns and will include episodes of Around the Way Curls Podcast, The Read, and Questlove Supreme as well as CRWN with Elliott Wilson.


Roots Picnic continues to align with music and culture, and remains known for its careful curation that unites music’s hottest acts, influencers, tastemakers, and thought leaders for one unforgettable day—and this year proudly continues that tradition.


Please note this event is general admission standing room. Artist lineup and set times subject to change.


Tickets are on sale now via, (800) 982-2787, or the Mann Box Office. Children under two years of age are welcome to attend Roots Picnic with a parent for free, provided they sit on the parent's lap.


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Picnics are not allowed for this performance. 

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Food trucks will be available at this show. Check our Twitter before the show for which vendors will be present.

If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D.



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Lawn chairs are not permitted for this performance. 

Small blankets are permitted for all shows, but we do ask that you be mindful of your neighbors on the lawn. 



Parking is available at all shows.


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No photography is permitted at this performance.