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Usher, Future & More Confirmed for The Roots Debut 9th Annual Picnic


Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty ImagesUsher and Future have been tapped to perform during The Roots‘ 9th Annual Picnic, taking place later this summer.

Organizers have revealed Usher will play one of three stages at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on June 4. He will be joined by Swizz Beatz, DMX, Kehlani, Leon Bridges, Jidenna, Migos, Willow Smith and others.

“We are excited that the Picnic is growing each year. For the second year in a row we have reconfigured the Picnic site to maximize the amount of people that can attend,” said Shawn Gee, Producer and Co Founder of Roots Picnic, “We are laser focused on building an amazing fan experience and continuing to build a diverse lineup that matches the collective tastes and interests of the curators, Questlove and Black Thought of the Legendary Roots Crew.  This year is going to be a lot of fun!” 

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, February 5 at 12 p.m. ET via

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