Roots Picnic NYC 2016

Recap: Roots Picnic NYC Day 2

By Will Oliver, December 5th 2016

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(Wu-Tang Clan at Roots Picnic NYC)

After a great first day at the inaugural Roots Picnic NYC, we returned for an even larger day 2, with some big time headliners (with The Roots as the backing band) that ended things on a huge note. The shared finale featured performances from Wu-Tang Clan (who was introduced by Amy Schumer), Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers (who was joined by Sugarhill Gang) and the legendary David Byrne.
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Recap: Roots Picnic NYC Day 1

By Will Oliver, December 5th 2016 — with 3 comments

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(D’Angelo at Roots Picnic NYC)

This year The Roots brought out their Phill-based Roots Picnic festival over to New York for the inaugural edition of Roots Picnic NYC.

Of course The Roots headlined, but on day 1 of the festival they only played a few songs before being joined by special headlining sets by D’Angelo (who was introduced by Dave Chappelle), John Mayer, and Common.

The diverse lineup also features sets from Everyday People feat. DJ Moma, X Ambassadors, Stretch and Bobbito, DJ Questlove, Lady Leshurr, Kevin Gates, Neal Brennan, co-creator of The Chappelle Show, who also brought out Chappelle for a quick bit.

Find a photo gallery of day 1 of Roots Picnic NYC posted below.
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