Has Gov. Tom Wolf been watching a lot of late-night TV?
The selection of musical performers for his inaugural celebration sure makes it look that way.
The Wolf Inaugural 2019 Committee announced today that Philadelphia hip-hop icons the Roots will headline the governor's "Moving Pennsylvania Forward" inaugural celebration on Jan. 15. The event will be 7-11 p.m. at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
Tickets are $100 general admission and $50 for students and seniors. They are available on Wolf's official inauguration website.
The Roots' most recognizable faces are drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and rapper Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, who met while attending a performing arts high school in Philadelphia. Trotter went on to study at Millersville University.
The band has released music since 1993, but made its breakthrough with the album "Things Fall Apart" in 1999.
The Roots have served as Jimmy Fallon's house band on late-night TV since 2009, first on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and now currently on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."