Tonight Show House Band The Roots Shakes Things Up for Their Annual Summer Show

Questlove and co. are making a major change to their annual Philly event. Get the scoop!


There's big news on the musical front, thanks to Philadelphia-based hip hop band The Roots.

The Roots, a musical group formed in 1987, currently serve as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

NBC 10 Philadelphia, WPVI-TV, and Brooklyn Vegan (blog) are all discussing a major change to The Roots annual summer picnic event in Philadelphia.

Want to know what's up, Philly-based Roots fans? We have the details below.

"One of Philly's biggest warm weather parties is headed to “greener pastures.” The annual Roots Picnic hosted by Philly's own, and “Tonight Show” house band, The Roots is moving to the Mann Music Center in Fairmount Park this summer, Roots drummer ..."

- NBC 10 Philadelphia

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