Top Five Acts: The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe, The War on Drugs, Rudimental
Much like its Philly-born genre-bending namesakes, The Roots, you never know quite what to expect from the eclectic RP line-up. There’s a lilt towards stellar hip hop, charismatic rap, and soulful funk, but that doesn’t stop a few innovative experimental fringe acts creeping in to rock the mikes. With clear blue skies, the Ben Franklin Bridge as a backdrop, and treats like mac n’ cheese and jerk chicken on offer, the waterside tarmac of Penn’s Landing easily turns into the perfect picnic spot. Good beats evolve into rallying dancehall cuts and music-loving locals of all ages mix with Brooklyn hipsters to create a truly warm-hearted day of coming-togetherness.