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Picnic Preview: A Look At The Bands

You know the Roots Picnic is happening this weekend, but do you know who's playing? Check out these mini-profiles on each band on the show before you show up on Saturday.

The Roots

The Roots are a Philadelphia institution, right up there with the Liberty Bell, Rocky and Tastycake. They're one of the hardest working bands in the music business and have toured prolifically since the group came together through high school friends Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson. Twenty years and nine albums later, the group is going stronger than ever. Though they've cut down touring a little, fans can still catch them getting it on everyday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The group is known for being one of the best live acts in any genre, and a group that no fan of music should miss seeing in person.