DC Jazz Festival & Events DC Present: The Roots in Concert

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Four-time Grammy-winners The Roots rock DC Jazz Festival with signature live hip-hop tracks such as “You Got Me” and “The Seed (2.0)”

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Promotional value expires Jun 15, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 6/15 for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • DC Jazz Festival & Events DC present: The Roots in Concert
  • When: Saturday, June 15, at 6:45 p.m.
  • Where: Kastles Stadium at the Wharf
  • Door time: 5:45 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

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The Roots

  • Who’s in the band: Black Thought on the mic and ?uestlove on drums, backed by “Captain” Kirk Douglas on electric guitar, Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson on the brass, Mark Kelley on bass, Kamal Gray on keys, and F. Knuckles Walker on percussion, among others
  • Latest album: 2011’s Undun, a concept album based in part on the song “Redford” by Sufjan Stevens
  • Black Thought on the next release: “We’re not that deep into it… There’s less than ten musical compositions that I’ve already chosen to write to.”
  • Aliases: The Square Roots, the Fifth Dynasty
  • Number of Grammys won: four
  • Number of Grammys deserved: all of them
  • Number of Grammys the band uses as makeshift bowling pins: none of them
  • Black Thought’s five hottest MCs of all time, not counting himself: Kool G Rap, Rakim, Chuck D, KRS-One, and Big Daddy Kane
  • Other influences: Africa Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force, Jackson 5, the BeeGees, Kiss, and Stetsasonic, the original hip-hop band<p>
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