The Roots at The Pavilion at Ravinia

The Roots Tickets

Ravinia Pavilion | Highland Park, Illinois

The Roots

Guess what? One of the most prolific rap groups is coming to Illinois’ leading music venue!! The Roots are making their way to The Pavilion at Ravinia on Saturday 24th August 2024, and it’s all the craze!

Lead MC Black Thought, drummer and joint frontman Questlove are bringing catchy hooks and a lot of heart to the oldest music festival in the States this summer! These guys are always switching things up. They’ve even got the talented finger drummer Jeremy Ellis and sousaphone star Tuba Gooding, Jr. in their crew!

From playing their own brand of hip-hop around school to recruiting some of the finest instrumentalists around and clinching a heap of Grammy Awards, The Roots have been rocking the scene since the nineties with their 1993 debut ‘Organix.’ There’s no stopping these fellas! They’re back to bring you another epic performance. Join The Roots this summer in Illinois - book your place today!

The Roots are one of the most prolific rap groups out there, and they’re bringing you a one of a kind performance, full of catchy hooks and heart. The lineup is insane. It’s full of industry heavyweights like lead MC Black Thought, drummer and joint frontman Questlove, as well as guitar royalty "Captain" Kirk Douglas. Current members also include: Kamal Gray, Tuba Gooding, Jr., James Poyser, Ray Angry, Mark Kelley, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Dave Guy, Stro Elliot, and Jeremy Ellis. Now, that’s one killer lineup!!

The Philadelphia hip-hop based band is one of the most progressive acts in the contemporary music scene. From their 1993 debut ‘Organix’ which scored them a cult following in Europe right through to their conceptual 2010s releases, they are always switching things up with a number of instrumentalists. Jeremy Ellis lends his talent as finger drummer, while Tuba Gooding, Jr. plays the sousaphone to perfection. During their epic career, The Roots have gone platinum and gold with successive studio releases and even snagged a heap of Grammy Awards. Their genre-bending tunes got them a nightly nationwide audience as the house band on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The journey began for The Roots in 1987, when the founders rapper Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and drummer ?uestlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) became buddies at high school. Playing their own brand of hip-hop around school, on the sidewalk, and at talent shows, the duo began to fill their pockets and soon grew their team, catalog of awesome gigs, and fan base. The journey is far from over for The Roots. This talented lineup is bringing you all their sweetest tunes to The Pavilion at Ravinia. Located in Highland Park, Illinois, this outdoor music venue has been going strong since 1905, with the Chicago Tribune celebrating its "musical entertainment so satisfying in quality and so delightful in environment.” The summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and setting the stage for the industry’s finest artists, The Pavilion at Ravinia is the place to be this summer!

The Roots at Ravinia Pavilion

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