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.