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Bumbershoot 2017
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Bumbershoot 2017 Lineup Announced (Lorde, Weezer, Solange, Spoon, more)

The annual Bumbershoot Festival returns to the Seattle Center in Seattle, WA September 1-3. The 2017 lineup includes Flume, Lorde, Die Antwoord, Haim, Solange, The Roots, Spoon, Gucci Mane, Vince Staples, Conor Oberst, Tacocat, Deap Vally, Ravyn Lenae, and more.

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Lost Lake Festival
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inaugural Lost Lake Fest lineup: Killers, Chance, Roots, RTJ, Pixies, Ludacris, more

The inaugural Lost Lake Festival, which is produced by Superfly (Bonnnaroo, Outside Lands), happens October 20-22 in Phoenix.

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Okeechobee Festival
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Okeechobee Festival in pics & videos

Music fans descended on Okeechobee, Florida over the weekend. Check out photos from the warm weather winter festival.

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The Roots Picnic Philly: 2017 lineup and tickets

This year's lineup is headlined by Pharrell & The Roots, with Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Michael Kiwanuka, Thundercat, Noname, and a "live mixtape" from Black Thought & J.Period with Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, and Scott Storch.

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New Orleans Jazz Fest
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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017 lineup: Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Nas, Snoop Dogg, more

The lineup also includes Usher & The Roots, Margo Price, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, Dr. John, Big Freedia, Leon Bridges, and more.

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Chrisette Michele
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Chrisette Michele cancels NJ to play for Trump (Questlove would pay her to NOT)

It appears that Roots collaborator Chrisette Michele has agreed to play "The Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" in DC. Questlove said: "I'd pay Chrisette to NOT perform."

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Riz Ahmed (aka The Night Of’s Naz) raps (like he does with Heems) about Star Wars (which he’s also in)

Riz had to come up with a freestyle that incorporated "Yoda," "Darth Vader" and "Lando Calrissian."

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members of The Roots, Hop Along, GvsB, Born Ruffians, Shearwater & more participating in Brooklyn Rock Lottery 7

This year proceeds go to Feel the Music, The Trevor Project, The ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

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Finding Joseph I HR Bad Brains
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Bad Brains’ HR subject of new biography and documentary

The book features interviews with HR and other Bad Brains members, plus members of Black Flag, Cro-Mags, Guns N' Roses, Deftones, The Roots, Ian MacKaye, and more.

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Dangelo Roots Picnic
D'Angelo at Roots Picnic (photo via Shaun Rodriguez)
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Roots Picnic NYC happened with D’Angelo, David Byrne, Wu-Tang, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys & more

D'Angelo collaborated on stage with The Roots and John Mayer, Common and Alicia Keys made special appearances, Dave Chappelle called Donald Trump "White Malcom X" and more.

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