Michelle Obama Will Co-Host The Roots Virtual Picnic


Michelle Obama will join The Roots for their 13th annual picnic which will be held online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obama is participating in the event to encourage voter registration. The former first lady’s nonprofit When We All Vote has partnered with the show. The virtual music festival will take place on June 27th on YouTube. This year’s lineup includes G Herbo, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Janelle Monáe, SZA, Kirk Franklin, D-Nice, H.E.R. and more. Tom Hanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Paul, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Kerry Washington are scheduled to make appearances. Questlove and Black Thought will co-host with Obama and The Roots will also perform.