Text by Chris Malo. Images by Sean Kane, Rick Kauffman and Michael Bucher. The 7th annual Roots Picnic took over the Festival Pier this past Saturday on a glorious, sunshine filled day. Waiting for the line-up announcements to hit the interwebs for the summer festivals has become a part of any live music listener’s springtime diet. When […]
The Roots Picnic took over Festival Pier for a seventh consecutive year on Saturday, bringing hip-hop legends together with up-and-coming acts. Early in the day, West Philly’s own Chill Moody got the blood flowing with a 30-minute set from the venue’s new Oasis Stage, which gives the crowd sand under its feet and a view across the river. The newly renovated Festival Pier had a nice feel to it early on, but as attendance grew, moving around to appreciate the improvements wasn’t a very attractive option.
Following Chill Moody, the crowd pinged back to the main stage for Boston’s Bad ...
The anticipation behind this year’s Roots Picnic could have easily evolved into a self-fulfilling letdown of high expectations gone unfulfilled. Fortunately for the sold-out crowd of over 6,000, the day met every benchmark for a phenomenal musical experience. With the … Continued