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Harrisburg University, in partnership with Dauphin County, is excited to present legendary American hip hop band The Roots in concert at Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park on July 15, 2022.

The Roots have consistently elevated music and culture as one of the most influential and impactful hip-hop collectives of all time. Founded by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum group went from rapping on Philadelphia corners all the way to gigs at The White House, a longtime stint as the “house band” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and billing atop their own annual festival The Roots Picnic.

Among numerous classics, they changed hip-hop forever with 1999’s platinum Things Fall Apart—which Rolling Stone named one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and Pitchfork graded “9.4-out-of-10.Their GRAMMY® Awards include “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “You Got Me,” “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang On in There,” and “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up. As a live phenomenon, The Roots made history as the “first hip-hop group to perform at Lincoln Center,and Rolling Stone lauded them as one of the “Twenty Greatest Live Acts in the World.

The Roots concert is the sixth HU Presents Summer Concert Series show announced this year at Riverfront Park in partnership with Dauphin County, the City of Harrisburg, Clair Global, PNC Bank, and Troegs Independent Brewing.

Death Cab for Cutie, with special guest Illuminati Hottie, will perform in Riverfront Park on July 14. Icelandic rock band KALEO, with Special Guest White Reaper, will play Riverfront Park Aug. 17. Pop-rock band LANY, with special guest, Surfaces, will perform at Riverfront Park Aug. 19. American indie rockers Lord Huron, with special guest First Aid Kit, will play Riverfront Park Aug. 20. And HU Presents the National at Riverfront Park on Sept. 24.

Tickets for The Roots concert will be available to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29. For tickets, click here. For tickets and information about Harrisburg University Presents entire lineup of shows, visit


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