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. Highlights for this iteration include recently returned ’90s soul sensation D'Angelo, gritty Louisiana-born trap rapper Kevin Gates and the world’s premier art-pop band, the irrepressible Deerhoof.
|Venue name:||Bryant Park||Contact:|
40th St to 42nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
|Opening hours:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct–Dec daily 7am–10pm; May 7am-11pm; Jun–Sept weekdays 7am–midnight, weekends 7am-11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||one day pass $99, two day pass $275|