Staff Report

MIAMI – The legendary Grammy Award-winning hip-hop crew THE ROOTS will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on December 31 in the Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. It will be followed by an exclusive VIP After Party featuring music by DJ QuestLove and a special guest DJ, open bar and light bites.

Concert-only tickets are $50 – $150. Tickets were made available to Arsht Center Culturist members on November 17 and to the general public on November 21. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling 305-949-6722 or online at

Two VIP Packages are also available:
•VIP Orchestra Package ($575 per ticket): Premium seat for the concert plus a VIP After Party pass with open bar, light bites, and music by DJ Questlove.
•VIP Suite Package ($5,000/suite – up to 8 guests): Concert seating in private suite, open bar during the concert, 2 complimentary valet vouchers, 8 VIP After Party passes which include open bar, light bites and music by DJ Questlove. Visit for details.

THE ROOTS – the legendary Grammy Award- winning hip-hop crew and arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture – continue to break the mold 25 years after the band was founded. Named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone, their career has evolved to include a weekly gig as the house band for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, hosting sold- out jam sessions across the country, collaborating on new works for contemporary performances and consistently churning out Grammy-nominated albums.

Most recently, THE ROOTS’ founders, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter executive produced the cast album for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton. Hamilton won Best Musical Theater Album in February 2016 adding another Grammy to their resume.