Attendees Enjoy Return Of Roots Picnic To Philly After 2 Year Pandemic Pause: ‘It Feels Like We’re Getting Back To Normal’
by Jasmine Payoute | CBS3
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Roots Picnic was in full swing at The Mann Center Saturday night. One of the big headliners is Philadelphia’s own Jazmine Sullivan.
Chopper 3 caught thousands of attendees in the crowd enjoying the music.
To say people were excited for the Roots Picnic would be an understatement. Organizers say this is what happens when you have an event curated by Philadelphia for Philadelphia.
It’s a celebration of music, art, and culture in the City of Brotherly Love.
“Really cool to see folks from out of town coming to Philly to kind of share in our culture, super, super dope,” Ashli Roberts said.
After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Roots Picnic is back and it’s bigger.
“I’ve come to the Roots Picnic before but obviously we haven’t had it for a couple of years because of COVID, so we’ve been excited pretty much all year since they told us that the Roots Picnic was coming back to the city COVID free,” Roberts said.
Saturday festival goers walked into The Mann Center campus for day one of the two day event.
They’re expecting about 60,000 people.