The Smokin Grooves Festival Celebrates the Past, Present & Future of Neo-Soul

Erykah Badu, Nas, and The Roots, Thundercat, and more will be performing at the Smokin Grooves Festival.
It’s a good time to be a neo-soul lover. On Tuesday, November 30th, the Smokin Grooves Festival announced the lineup for an epic neo-soul festival coming to Los Angeles. And if you’re a fan of Okayplayer, the lineup features every artist you love.

Headlining the one day festival are three legends: Erykah Badu, Nas, and The Roots. There will also be performances from other legends like Roy Ayers, Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie, Macy Gray, Angie Stone, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Slum Village, Bilal, and more

The festival isn’t just all legacy artists, however. There are a bunch of contemporary neo-soul artists performing, including Smino, Sir, The internet, Flying Lotus, Phony Ppl, Thundercat, Miguel, Jhené Aiko, and more.