Editors' pick

The Roots

Hip-Hop/Rap
Please note: This event has already occurred.
It doesn't matter how many albums they've made (10 studio recordings so far), how long they've backed "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (four years and counting) or how many festivals they've played (too many to recall), the Roots know how to get people moving. With the iconic Questlove (who's DJing at the Howard after this show) on drums and Black Thought at the mike, when the Roots take the stage it's as good as live hip-hop gets. The Philadelphia-born legends have performed in just about every scenario, and their appearance as part of D.C. Jazz Fest will no doubt get everyone's hands in the air.