The annual Roots Picnic takes place every summer in Philadelphia and is hosted by band, The Roots. This year things will be a bit different, as former first lady Michelle Obama is joining.
What We Know:
- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival will not be able to take place live, but will now take place online. On June 27, Michelle will join stars including The Roots, SZA, H.E.R., Musiq Soulchild, Janelle Monae, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chris Paul as they broadcast live from their homes to not only entertain, but also encourage people to register to vote.
- On Tuesday, Michelle tweeted about her nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, partnering with The Roots for the event.
Couldn’t be more excited that @whenweallvote is teaming up to co-host @TheRoots Picnic on June 27! Join us and get registered to vote: https://t.co/vXp9MHLm8S pic.twitter.com/XHtTaDfIvT
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 16, 2020
- The Roots took to Instagram and posted a photo of Michelle with a caption stating how proud they are to have her joining their virtual picnic along with other stars.
- The picnic will stream on YouTube Saturday, June 27, starting at 8 p.m. EST.
Attendees are required to RSVP at the event’s site.