The Roots Picnic 2020


Event info
Date: June 27, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Online


Michelle Obama is bringing her star power to the Roots Picnic.

The former first lady and organizers of the annual music and culture fest are holding a concert and GOTV event on June 27, organizers announced Tuesday.

This voter registration push and music show is not a replacement for the 13th Annual Roots Picnic, which was postponed indefinitely last week, according to a comment from the official Instagram account. “Please stay tuned for more updates on the 2020 festival,” the organizers said.

Performers at the virtual concert are slated to include singers Musiq Soulchild, H.E.R., Sza and Snoh Aalegra, rappers Lil Baby and Roddy Rich and gospel artist Kirk Franklin. There will also be appearances by Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, Chris Paul and local influencer Wallo267.

Festivities will be broadcast live on YouTube. Folks can RSVP here.

The Roots partnered with Obama’s nonprofit, When We All Vote, “with the goal of engaging and reaching 500,000 eligible voters,” organizers wrote in a statement. During the online festival, When We All Vote volunteers will be texting viewers through a platform that targets unregistered voters.

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