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The Theater at MGM National Harbor - The Roots - 8.13.17
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GRAMMY Award-Winning Hip-Hop Group The Roots to Perform at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Sunday, August13

Tickets on Sale Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. EST

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (June 20, 2017) – Iconic hip-hop ensemble The Roots will take the stage at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets begin at $69.50, excluding applicable service charges, and go on sale Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. EST.  Tickets can be purchased online at mgmnationalharbor.com or ticketmaster.com. For more show and ticket information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or call (844) 346-4664.
 
Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, PA, the legendary Roots Crew consists of Black Thought (MC), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (electronic keyboards), F. Knuckles (percussion), Captain Kirk Douglas (electronic guitar), Damon Bryson (sousaphone) and James Poyser (electronic keyboard). Having previously released twelve projects, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four GRAMMY Awards, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.”
 
The ensemble was most recently nominated for “Best Rap Album” for the 2011 release of Undun, bringing their GRAMMY nomination count to 12. Additionally The Roots have also become the faces of Philly’s “Fourth of July Jam,” an annual concert held during the Fourth of July with the biggest names in music; and “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians that has become a celebrated institution during awards season. Recently The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone, and became the official house band on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where they currently perform every Monday thru Friday. The Roots celebrated the release of their 11th studio album …and then you shoot your cousin in May 2014.
 
The Theater at MGM National Harbor offers an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The recently opened Theater features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and a little more than 4,000 for general admission shows.

 
For high-res images and renderings of The Theater at MGM National Harbor,
visit the MGM National Harbor Online Newsroom.
 
About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
 
About Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.  For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
 
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Media Contacts:
Natalie Mounier / Kara Rutkin
Kirvin Doak Communications
(702) 737-3100
nmounier@kirvindoak.comkrutkin@kirvindoak.com
 
Malik Husser / Brandon Singletary
MGM National Harbor
(301) 971-5792
mhusser@mgmnationalharbor.com / bsingletary@mgmnationalharbor.com
 
For Live Nation:
Jeremiah Xenakis
Live Nation DC
(703) 754-6864
jeremiahxenakis@livenation.com
 
Donovan Public Relations:
Carleen Donovan / Elisa Kupelian
(212) 677-0014
carleen@donovanpublicrelations.com / elisa@donovanpublicrelations.com
 

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