The Roots will back Naughty by Nature June 1 at the Roots Picnic


Philly hip-hop heroes The Roots will perform their own set and also back Naughty By Nature at the group's annual Roots Picnic, taking place June 1 at Festival Pier.

Last year's event was two-days long, but the Roots Picnic is now one day solidly-packed with an eclectic lineup.

Artists include Gary Clark, Jr., GRIMES, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange (aka Beyonce's sister and star of "Bring it On: All or Nothing") How to Dress Well, the Gaslamp Killer and more.

This is the sixth annual Roots Picnic and marks one of the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" band's few local shows. The group is also expected to again serve as house band at the Wawa Welcome America! Festival concert July 4.

Tickets are on sale at noon Friday at, Live Nation Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd.) in Bala Cynwyd, at the TLA (334 South) with no service charge or by calling 800-745-3000.