Jay-Z shows Philadelphia some love & brings Budweiser Made In America 2 day music Festival…details inside!!By Sean Williams 05/14/12 14:17 pm
The rapper turned mogul recently announced a two-day music festival in Philadelphia this year, featuring nearly 30 acts “that embody the American spirit” across three stages. The event will be held at Fairmount Park on Sept 1. and Sept. 2, which is Labor Day weekend.
Philly’s Ben Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park has been named as the venue for “Budweiser Made In America,” which will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. Nearly 30 acts will perform at the festival, spanning rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance genres. The full roster will be announced separately on May 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 23 at Ticketmaster and LiveNation. Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22 via www.facebook.com/Budweiser. The event is also expected to be viewable by live-stream, with details forthcoming.
“This Labor Day, we will not only make history but we’re benefitting a great organization,” Jay-Z said in a statement. “‘Budweiser Made In America’ will encompass every genre of music, creating and showcasing the only genre that matters – ‘great music.”
While announcing the news, Jay-Z was joined by Mayor Michael Nutter on Monday atop the city’s art museum steps, made famous by the movie “Rocky.” The “Budweiser Made in America” festival will benefit United Way Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The New York-born rapper says 70 percent of the acts are confirmed.Tickets go on sale May 23 and will include rap, rock, R&B, Latin and dance performers. Ticket and festival information is available here.
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