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The Roots to play Riverfront Park this summer, as HU Presents brings in renowned hip hop band

You now can add one of the most influential hip hop bands in the country to the line of musicians headed to Riverfront Park this summer.

Harrisburg University Presents announced on Thursday that The Roots will play an outdoor concert on July 15.

Founded by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “QuestLove” Thompson, The Roots are three-time Grammy Award winners, perhaps best known for their long-time stint as the house band on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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. on Friday, April 29. For tickets, click here.

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