Watch the virtual Roots Picnic co-hosted by Michelle Obama with performances H.E.R., Snoh Aalegra, The Roots, and more

By CLTure News

June 28, 2020

The Roots Picnic, a yearly Philadelphia-based music festival hosted by The Roots took place virtually this year. An annual event showcasing a collection of talented hip-hop, R&B and neo-soul acts, this year, the festival partnered with former first lady Michelle Obama as a co-host to assist her nonprofit organization When We All Vote to register voters.

Featuring some stellar performances by H.E.R., Snoh Aalegra, Kirk Franklin, and The Roots for the main event, the pre-show also offered some mesmerizing sets from Victory Boyd, Infinity’s Song, and Sampa the Great. Special appearances by Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Chris Paul, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and an art collection tour from Coach K (Quality Control Music) made for an entertaining virtual event.

Watch the Roots Picnic Pre-Show featuring Victory Boyd (1:18), Infinity’s Song (3:46), Sampa the Great (46:26), RMR (9:44), Raye (55:43), Brianna Cash (1:02:39), Riela (1:20:10), and more.

Watch the 2020 Roots Picnic virtual festival co-hosted by Michelle Obama and featuring performances by The Roots (3:28 and 1:47:20), H.E.R. (19:53), Snoh Aalegra (1:32:06), Lil Baby (1:41:52), Roddy Ricch (15:12), Kirk Franklin (1:19:30), Musiq Soulchild (47:00), EarthGang (37:36), and more.

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