Bozoma Saint John, Jemele Hill & More Will Host Multiple Panels For Roots Picnic 2018
The 11th annual Roots Picnic will include multiple panel discussion featuring the likes of Bozoma Saint John, Jemele Hill, Chaka Pilgrim, and more.
We’re only two weeks away from audiophiles, festival goers, and lovers of those “true notes” from descending onto Festival’s Pier in Philadelphia for the 11th annual Roots Picnic. Branching into other aspects of entertainment, Roots Picnic has held video game tournaments, live podcast interviews, and now for this year’s installment, will hold multiple panels featuring “the best and brightest in their respective fields.”
Led by a special “Barrier Breakers” panel, names such as Bozoma Saint John (Chief Brand Officer, Uber), Chaka Pilgrim (Head of Film & TV, Shawn Carter Enterprises), Jemele Hill (Chief Correspondent, ESPN’s The Undefeated), Amber Grimes (Artist & Label Marketing, Spotify), and Anowa Adjah (CEO, Anowa Adjah Works) will talk about their career and how they leverage their energies to make an impact in their respective fields.
Other panels include an Art & Fashion panel and a “Keynote of Change” conversation featuring acclaimed motivation speaker Wallo267 and Fox TV host Quincy Harris. Lastly, fashion will play a major part at Roots Picnic since people already come in their best wares already, as the festival will feature an exclusive capsule collection from lifestyle clothing brand, VLone. A limited edition Roots Picnic batch of merchandise for festival attendees which sounds like an epic reason to cop your ticket (if you haven’t already) to be in the mix.
With other pop-up events (Rebels to Dons, Common Ground) and the return of the Madden and NBA 2K video game tournaments — the 11th annual Roots Picnic is shaping up to be one not to miss during festival season. And with Dave Chappelle headlining The Roots’ “jam session,” the festival will have a full day of performances from artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, Dirty Projectors, Brandy, DVSN, and surprises from the Grammy Award-winning comedian and band that will be a one-of-a-kind moment.