The City of Brotherly Love's music festivals will be coming to The Big Apple.

The Roots are an iconic staple in hip hop. They have spanned decades and done it all. 

One event they are widely known for in their hometown of Philadelphia is The Roots Picnic, 9-year-old tradition that brings a whole bunch of artists to Philly and unites the city under a wave of awesome music.

We would be lying if the lineups don't make us absolutely jealous and completely envious of Philadelphians who can get a great concert and then a great cheesesteak right after with little effort. 

But, it looks like New York City will be getting their own iconic festival as well.

The Roots have announced a two-day music festival in Bryant Park coming this October and the lineup is mind-blowingly awesome.

Day one headliners are The Roots themselves, the legendary D'Angelo and the impeccable John Mayer. There is also Kevin Gates, Jeremih, and Questlove doing his own thing. 

But that's only the first day.

Day two is entitled, "A Love Letter to New York" and oh my, is NYC gonna get a whole lotta love that day. 

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Wu-Tang Clan is headlining along with David Byrne from the Talking Heads and the legend Nile Rodgers. Everyone is gonna be backed up by The Roots too because they just love good music.

Some New York artists to look out for during the "Love Letter" are Swizz Beatz, Styles P and EPMD who are all veterans in the hip hop game and are sure to put on an amazing show.

You're gonna laugh your ass off as well with Jerrod Carmichael and Neal Brennan set to take the stage. 


You may remember Neal from Chappelle's Show, he was one of the creators and writers sprinkled all around the many of the shows sketches. You might recognize Jerrod Carmichael from The Carmichael Show killin' it on NBC, or you might not because you don't like good sit-coms.

We simply cannot wait for this music festival. Summer provides countless music festivals so it so refreshing to see The Roots extend it until the fall.

Tickets go on sale Friday so don't miss this chance to be a part of a new NYC tradition.

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