The Roots Picnic, In Concert ?uestlove and his crew are taking over Festival Pier in Philadelphia on Saturday for a series of live shows by some of their favorite artists. Hear sets by Nas, Esperanza Spalding, Ariel Pink and more, live as they happen.
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The Roots Picnic, In Concert

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Nas performs with The Roots at Roots Picnic 2011. John Bartol/WXPN hide caption

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Nas performs with The Roots at Roots Picnic 2011.

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Wiz Khalifa.

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Today is the fourth annual Roots Picnic at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. 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 WXPN's 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 Mike during the webcast to cover all of the festivities and chat with artists throughout the day.

The Lineup (broadcast starts at 1 p.m. ET):

  • Little Dragon (1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.)
  • The Dismemberment Plan (2:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.)
  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.)
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (4:35 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
  • Esperanza Spalding w/ The Roots(6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Wiz Khalifa (7:40 p.m. - 8:25 p.m.)
  • Nas w/ The Roots (9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)