How to watch Roots Picnic 2020: Stream the concert live from anywhere

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The 13th annual Roots Picnic is going virtual. The music festival created and hosted by The Roots has been growing in popularity since its first show in June 2008, and this year's festival is set to be one of the biggest yet. Even though audiences won't be traveling to Philadelphia for the show, you'll still get to see a number of music's top performers up-close and personal through this livestreamed event.

Along with performances by H.E.R., Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin, Musiq Soulchild, SZA, and other artists, the Roots Picnic 2020 virtual experience will feature appearances by special guests like Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Tom Hanks, Liza Koshy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more.

Roots Picnic 2020: When and where

The Roots Picnic 2020 virtual experience begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT this Saturday, June 27. There will also be a pre-show before the big event with even more special performances that won't be shown later. The pre-show begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and runs until 7:45 p.m. ET on The Roots' YouTube.

How to watch Roots Picnic 2020 live stream

Getting yourself to the Roots Picnic 2020 will be much easier than in previous years. All you have to do is head to The Roots on YouTube to watch as it airs live. We've also embedded the show below so you can find it more easily. Stream the performance from your phone, tablet, Fire TV Stick, smart TV, computer, and anywhere else you can access YouTube.

If you are unable to view YouTube locally, try out a VPN service so you can get access today.

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