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Roots Picnic happening in NYC w/ David Byrne, D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, Nile Rodgers & more


We mentioned a music festival was coming to Bryant Park, and now we know that will be Roots Picnic! It happens October 1 & 2 and the first night brings The Roots together with D’Angelo and John Mayer. The second night they’re calling their “Love Letter To New York City,” which will be The Roots with David Byrne, Nile Rodgers, and the Wu Tang Clan. In addition to the headline sets, there will be performances by Swizz Beatz, Trombone Shorty, Kevin Gates, Deerhoof, Jeremih, Lil Uzi Vert, Lady Leshurr, DJ Jazzy Jeff, EPMD, “Black Thought’s Live Mixtape featuring Styles P x Royce da 5’9 x Freddie Gibbs and DJ J Period” and more as well as comedy sets by Jerrod Carmichael and Neal Brennan. Full daily lineups are listed below.

Tickets for The Roots NYC Picnic go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 AM but you can get tickets early with the BrooklynVegan presale starting Wednesday (6/8) at 10 AM. Check back Wednesday morning for the password. UPDATE: password is here.

The Roots Picnic just had its ninth Philly edition on Saturday with Future (whose set was cut short, not the best weekend for him), Blood Orange, Leon Bridges, Kaytranada and more.


The Roots
John Mayer
X Ambassadors
Kevin Gates
Stretch & Bobbitto
Everyday People feat DJ Moma
Comedy Set from Jerrod Carmichael
DJ Questlove
Lady Leshurr
Emily Wells
Chill Moody

The Roots
Wu-Tang Clan
David Byrne
Nile Rodgers
Trombone Shorty
Swizz Beatz
Black Thought’s Live Mixtape featuring Styles P x Royce da 5’9 x Freddie Gibbs and DJ J Period
Lil Uzi Vert
Daniel “Bambatta” Marley
Comedy Set from Neal Brennan
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Grits & Biscuits
Bibi Bourelly

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