The Roots To Perform At Governor’s ‘Moving Pennsylvania’ Celebration

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The Roots take the stage at 800 Congress Ave for Bud Light x The Roots & Friends Jam Session.

The Roots have been tapped to perform at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural “Moving Pennsylvania Forward” celebration, Jan. 15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

“We are excited by the opportunity to return home to Pennsylvania to perform at the 2019 Inaugural Celebration,” The Roots said in a statement. “We are looking forward to spending the night celebrating with the people of Pennsylvania, and we wish Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Fetterman the very best as they begin their new term.” Tickets are on sale now with discounts for students and senior citizens.
The show is produced by Roc Nation partner ESM Productions, which annually produces more than 500 hours of live entertainment per year. 
“We have brought together the best vendors in the industry to produce this event,” said Executive Producer Scott Mirkin.  “Fortunately, Pennsylvania is home to the state-of-the-art Rock Lititz Campus where the top production vendors and resources in the live entertainment industry have set up shop,” 
“Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Fetterman’s inaugural celebration isn’t just another event that needs producing, we see this as our civic duty and a way to give back to the great state of Pennsylvania,” added Mirkin. 
Over Mirkin’s nearly 30-year career, ESM has produced high-profile events in the world for political icons including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, religious figures Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama and artists including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.
Philadelphia-based The Roots were active in 2018, with festival appearances including their own Roots Picnic in Philadelphia in June produced by Live Nation Urban, and headline dates in the summer and fall. Recent boxoffice reports submitted to Pollstar include the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver July 20, which sold 3,099 tickets and grossed $164,608.