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The Roots

  • Performance

  • Friday, July 8, 2022
  • $60 advance
    $70 week of
    $125 preferred-SOLD OUT
  • Joe’s Field

“They are not merely the world’s best hip-hop band—but one of the great musical outfits of our time.” — Rolling Stone

Well before becoming America’s house band—producing dance-along viral videos on Jimmy Fallon with Adele and President Barack ObamaThe Roots were reinventing hip-hop. Upholding the genre as “history and outcry” (The New York Times) while remaking it for a live band, this iconic crew lands somewhere between a soul-funk revue and organic hip-hop jazz troupe. With a curtain call that includes a sousaphone, flute, trumpet, saxophone, keyboard, bass, and guitars not to mention Questlove on drums and Black Thought on vocals, The Roots’ live shows are sprawling, frenetic, and spectacular—a living musical history of soul to hip-hop.

Purchased tickets for The Roots 2021 concert will be transferred to the rescheduled 2022 date—no action is necessary. If you are unable to attend on the new date, please email boxoffice@massmoca.org by March 8 to receive a refund or credit.

Make a Plan

  • Gates open at 6:30pm to food trucks and the concert field, the show begins at 8pm.
  • This performance will take place outside, in MASS MoCA’s Joe’s Field and will be held rain or shine. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.
  • Preferred ticket holders have access to a gated standing room section close to the stage and receive museum admission on the day of the show.
  • Please be prepared to have your e-ticket scanned upon arrival (including your original tickets from last summer!)
  • Please bring your own chairs if you’d like to sit before or during the concert. Chairs will not be provided.
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the venue during the event. Food and drinks are available for purchase during the show.
  • At this time, vaccinations are not required for this performance. Read our COVID-19 FAQ here.
  • All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact boxoffice@massmoca.org if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.
  • Please note, museum admission is not included with your event ticket unless indicated. Purchase museum admission here.
  • By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA’s visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to follow a Courtesy Code, detailed here. Our full COVID FAQ is here.