The Roots Announce 4th Annual Roots Picnic, Lineup Includes Nas, Ariel Pink, Yelawolf

    The Roots have been steadily increasing the diversity offered at their Roots Picnic summer concerts since it began four years ago. And this year might be the most diverse lineup yet as it offers a variety of hip-hop, indie, and jazz acts. The headliners for the show are Nas, Wiz Khalifa, and, of course, the Roots, who will also serve as the backing band for Nas. The other acts might be the most enticing, though, as they include Ariel Pink, the Dismemberment Plan, Man Man, Esperanza Spalding, Little Dragon, and Black Thought performing a live mixtape with J.Period.


    The Roots Picnic is scheduled for June 4 at the Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. and will be available at, along with the Live Nation Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd., Lower Merion, Pa.), Festival Pier (121 North Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa., day-of-show only) or by phone at 800-745-3000.