The Roots Picnic is Postponed with No New Date Announced
At this point, I guess it shouldn't be surprising, but it feels like every day we hear news about a concert, a festival, or other types of summer events being postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest bad news had to do with the annual Roots Picnic.
Since starting in 2008, the Picnic (hosted by Philly's own, The Roots) has been an annual highlight of summer in the city. This year's event was originally scheduled for May 30, but that date was pushed back to Aug. 1.
Now a post on the festival's website says that the Picnic has been postponed again and this time, no makeup date has been given.
Here is part of the announcement...
"We are working with the artist teams and our festival partners to confirm the new date. Ticket buyers will be emailed directly as soon as more information is available. Hang on to your tickets! They will be honored for the rescheduled date."
For the first 11 years of its existence, The Roots Picnic was held at Festival Pier, but last year, it moved to The Mann Center. (This year's show is also supposed to happen at The Mann).
This year's lineup includes some of the hottest artists in R&B and hip-hop, including Philly native Meek Mill, DaBaby, and Summer Walker.
Highlights from previous Roots Picnics include: Nas, Wiz Khalifa, and Mac Miller (2011), Snoop Dogg and Janelle Monet (2014), The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky (2015), Future and Usher (2017), and Lil Uzi Vert and 2 Chainz (2018).