Michelle Obama and Questlove Are Teaming Up For the 13th Annual Roots Picnic
Michelle Obama's When We All Vote and The Roots are coming together to educate and inspire communities to use their voices and vote to make a difference. On Saturday, June 27, they're turning the annual Roots Picnic into a virtual experience with performances by The Roots, H.E.R., SZA, Snoh Aalegra, and more. Michelle Obama will also be making an appearance alongside her voting squad — Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Liza Koshy, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, and Elaine Welteroth.
With the live picnic postponed until 2021, The Roots were eager to engage their core audience both in the Philadelphia region and around the world, and do some good while they're at it. In addition to providing entertainment, When We All Vote and The Roots will work together to encourage fans to register to vote. Starting today, and continuing throughout the broadcast, fans can register to vote here or by texting ROOTS to 56005.
So mark your calendar and join the virtual picnic! You can subscribe to The Roots Official YouTube Channel and tune into the broadcast stream here.