Funky Friday: Roots Picnic edition

RootsPicnic_2013_Schedule_WEB Tomorrow is the Roots Picnic at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing with a stellar lineup including Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grimes, Joey Bada$$, Trinidad James, Gary Clark, Jr., Solange, Grimes, Robert Glasper, How To Dress Well, Philly’s Lushlife, DJ Premiere and others. The music starts at Noon; schedule is above. Being that’s it’s Funky Friday today, we bring you the Roots Picnic edition of Funky Friday with some of our favorite jams below. See you at the picnic!

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Mantua Family Day Festival presents Old School Concert ft. Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, and more on August 27th

Each summer, the Mantua Community Improvement Committee presents the Mantua Family Day Festival, drawing over 7,000 people and featuring traditional community-friendly activities including carnival rides, games, and vendors. This year, the festival’s seventh anniversary will include an old-school concert, featuring the likes of legendary artists such as Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, Chubb Rock, and Kwame. Dr. Chuck Williams of Fox News will host the show.

Fourth Wall Arts will be running two daytime events from noon–4 p.m. They will first feature a local artist performance showcase, and will then host an emcee competition. Both events are accepting submissions for participants; you can apply to compete by emailing

The festival will take place at 34th & Mantua Avenue on August 27th, from noon–8 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, August 28th. For more information, visit the Facebook event here, or the official festival website here.

Feel Me Flow – Naughty By Nature: