The 7th Annual Roots Picnic Recap

Photos by Seher Sikandar for OkayPlayer

Just this past week The Roots threw their 7th annual Roots Picnic, and to no surprise the event received rave reviews across the board. The music festival channeled an amazing line-up that featured Snoop Dogg, The Roots (of course), Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, The War on Drugs, Action Bronson, Jhené Aiko, and A$AP Ferg, to name a few. It was noted that the vibe this year was a bit different too, and some say it was better than ever. The pier at Penn’s Landing got a new look, it’s concrete was replaced with sand for a beach party vibe, and it’s backdrop framed amazing views of the Ben Frankin Bridge and the Philly skyline. A great view, vibe, and good music… what more do we need out of a superb music festival?

Although we wish we were there, the pictures captured by OkayPlayer photographer Seher Sikandar are really fun to see. The energy and musical collaborations captured in these photos prove that the picnic only gets better and better every year. Check out some of our favorites and find more here.

[Via OkayPlayer]

Angela E. Mejia

Angela is a photographer/photojournalist/visionary raised in the mean streets of Chicago. Since 2008, she's covered everything from concerts for underground and mainstream artists, to food editorial, to just about every type of photography you can think of. Other interests include traveling, anything artsy, Chicago sports, and eating tacos.

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