Live Saturday: The Roots Picnic

Jun 3, 2011

This Saturday, June 4, is the fourth annual Roots Picnic at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. WXPN, along with Okayplayer, will be streaming the main stage performances starting at 1 p.m. ET.

Performers include The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, Nas (backed by The Roots), Esperanza Spalding (backed by The Roots), Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, The Dismemberment Plan, and Little Dragon.

The broadcast will be hosted by me — Bruce Warren — and Mike Vasilikos, and will feature live performances from the main stage (as well as interviews with some of the bands who are performing on the second stage). Philly's own DJ Afrodjiak will join me and Bruce during the webcast to cover all of the festivities and chat with artists throughout the day. DJ Afrodjiak is the producer and music director of the popular event series.

The Lineup (set times TBD):

  • Little Dragon
  • The Dismemberment Plan
  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Esperanza Spalding w/ The Roots
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Nas w/ The Roots
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