The Roots teamed up with Michelle Obama and her “When We All Vote” organization for their 13th annual Roots Picnic but this time the event will be virtual. The Picnic will be aired on YouTube next Saturday (June 27, 2020) as an online event produced by Shawn Gee from Live Nation Urban.
The world pandemic is the reason for many events to be postponed or even canceled, well, that’s not the case with The Roots, who got Michelle Obama on their side. The legendary group is about to rejoice the fans with a promising online event.
Collaborating with the nonprofit organization “When We All Vote”, the 13th annual Roots Picnic will be hosted by Michelle Obama, Black Thought and Questlove. Anyone can subscribe to The Roots’ YouTube channel and keep an eye for the live streaming.
Polo G, Lil Baby, SZA, and Roddy Ricch are a small part of the artists we will see performing live at the event.
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This year, in partnership with Michelle Obama’s (@michelleobama) national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization, When We All Vote (@whenweallvote), The Roots (@theroots) are launching the 13th Annual Roots Picnic (@rootspicnic) as a virtual broadcast experience on Saturday, June 27th, exclusively on YouTube. The event is Executive Produced by Shawn Gee (Live Nation Urban), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (@questlove) Tarik Trotter (Two One Five Entertainment) (@blackthought) and Dan Parise (DPS). Hosted by Questlove, Black Thought and Michelle Obama, the picnic will be filled with amazing performances by a diverse group of young, highly popular hip hop, R&B and gospel artists with the goal of engaging and reaching 500,000 eligible voters. When We All Vote volunteers will sign up to text voters throughout the show through Outvote, a web and mobile organizing platform used to reach unregistered voters. In addition to music, this event will include pre-recorded segments with musicians, athletes, social media influencers, When We All Vote Co-Chairs and The Roots sharing one simple call to action, register to vote. Fans can subscribe to The Roots Official YouTube Channel and tune into the broadcast stream by hitting the link in our bio (yt.be/music/rootspicnic). The partnership comes from a shared ethos of wanting to reach the most underrepresented community of people when it comes to voting, black people between the ages of 21-35. Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote and The Roots have a common goal, to educate and inspire communities to use their voices and vote to make a difference. Starting TODAY and continuing throughout the broadcast, there will be a call to action to allow fans to register to vote at https://weall.vote/rootspicnic or by texting ROOTS to 56005.* Throughout the broadcast this will be available in the form of a link in the live chat section allowing fans to register to vote in real time while enjoying the show. We look forward to this celebration with you! 🎶🗳