Every Photo You Need To See From The 10th Annual Roots Picnic

The 10th Annual Roots Picnic as told through two of our favorite lenses. Let's not pretend for a moment that… Read More

June 6, 2017

Common, Stones Throw Royalty Highlight 20th Anniversary Superfest

Written by Emily Berkey Stones Throw has found quite a few ways to celebrate their 20th anniversary all year with… Read More

November 6, 2016

Prince Tribute: Chaka Khan & Stevie Wonder Headline Five Hour Concert

"We love you Prince." The words were a recurring testament to Prince's everlasting legacy, as a number of musicians both… Read More

October 14, 2016

The Wu-Tang Clan Brought The Ruckus–& The Surprises–To Day 2 Of Roots Picnic NY

Day 2 Roots Picnic NY photographs taken by Pip Cowley for Okayplayer. Roots Picnic NY completed its first year this past… Read More

October 3, 2016

Church In The Wild: D’Angelo, John Mayer & The Roots Held Service At Day 1 Of Roots Picnic NY

Day 1 Roots Picnic NY photographs taken by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer. If you’re at Roots Picnic it must… Read More

October 2, 2016

Janelle Monáe & Nate Reuss Bid Farewell To Summer w/ Free SummerStage Show

SummerStage photographs taken by @Dantana for Okayplayer. What can we say about SummerStage at Central Park, one of the most iconic outdoor… Read More

September 30, 2016

Dungeon Family Reunion Highlights Atlanta’s Star-Studded One Music Fest

ONE MusicFest photos taken by Vickey Ford (SneakShot) for Okayplayer. Atlantans of every variety congregated to Lakewood Amphitheater for the… Read More

September 11, 2016

Panorama Festival, Day 2: Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak Give Ground-Shaking Sets

Panorama Music Festival: Day 2 photos by Vickey Ford/Sneakshot for Okayplayer. The second day of the Panorama Music Festival was highlighted by… Read More

July 24, 2016

Panorama Festival, Day 1: DJ Khaled, Major Lazer, Schoolboy Q + More

Panorama Music Festival: Day 1 photos by Vickey Ford/Sneakshot for Okayplayer. Day One of the Panorama Music Festival is in… Read More

July 23, 2016

Anderson .Paak, NAO + Chance The Rapper Ether The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival photos by Johnny Fan (Johnny Fan Photography), Kevin Liao + Gretchen Villaluna Baria (Moonhouse Productions). While music festivals… Read More

July 18, 2016

The Roots Rock BET Experience 2016 w/ The Internet, T.I. & More

Photo Credit Ural Garrett The Roots took the L.A. Live stage at Club Novo in Los Angeles on Saturday night… Read More

June 26, 2016

Kamasi, Kweli + More Take Over DC Jazz Fest [Photos + Full Recap]

Photos by Vickey Ford for Sneakshot and Okayplayer This past Sunday was not only Father’s Day and Juneteenth, a holiday… Read More

June 22, 2016

The Style Of Roots Picnic 2016

Photos by Idris Solomon for Okayplayer You already knew this year's Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania marked a historic explosion of sonic… Read More

June 9, 2016

Spike Lee’s “Prince Born Day Party” Was A Purple Dance Off

When Prince Rogers Nelson first passed away, acclaimed director Spike Lee held an impromptu block party in front of his 40… Read More

June 7, 2016

Governors Ball 2016: See Thundercat, De La Soul, Miguel + More Bring It For Day 2

Photos by Vickey Ford of SneakShot for Okayplayer Day two of Governors Ball was a celebration of the old school and… Read More

June 5, 2016

Roots Picnic 2016 Was Non-Stop Revelations + Surprises w/ Usher, DMX, Will Smith + More!

Photos by Mel D. Cole, Averie Cole & Seher Sikandar for Okayplayer. We have a tendency to say this every… Read More

June 5, 2016