The Roots Picnic expands to three days with Dave Chappelle
The Roots Picnic is back later this year and expanded with a performance from comedian Dave Chappelle.
What’s happening: Tickets go on sale at 10am for Philly-native Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson's music festival at The Mann in Fairmount Park.
- The festival is June 3-4.
- Usher, Lauryn Hill, Lil Uzi Vert, Ari Lennox and City Girls are headlining the event along with The Roots.
What’s new: The weekend festival will be preceded by a stand-up comedy performance from Chappelle and The Roots at the Wells Fargo Center on June 2.
Be smart: Tickets for Chappelle’s stand-up show are sold separately from the two-day music festival.
Flashback: This year’s festival will mark the second in-person event following a hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
Details: Other headliners include Maverick City, Syd, and Black Thought Live Mixtape featuring Busta Rhymes and Eve.
- The festival also includes a Podcast State, which will be headlined by live podcasts from Charlamagne Tha God, Off The Record with DJ Akademiks, and Questlove.
- The Roots and Live Nation Urban put on the annual summer event.
Of note: Diddy was among the original headliners but backed out due to "unforeseen circumstances" and was replaced by Usher, Thompson said on Instagram on May 24.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Diddy dropped out of the show.
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