Major music industry mogul Jay-Z picked Philadelphia as the site for his "Made In America" Music Festival, coming to the city September 1-2 with nearly 30 artists performing across three stages along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
(Photo courtesy Jay-Z)
How’s this for a Monday morning pick-me-up?
This morning hip hop mogul Jay-Z joined Mayor Nutter on the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce a brand new “Made in America” Music Festival coming to Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. Jay-Z will headline and curate the two-day festival, bringing 28 musical acts to three stages along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for two days of awesome music on September 1-2, 2012.
Officially titled the Budweiser “Made In America” Music Festival, the concert will be promoted by Live Nation, and performed on the Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps where The Roots will perform on the 4th of July and where Live 8 drew half a million people back in 2005.
14-time Grammy award winner, Shawn “Jay-Z ” Carter will personally select top talent to star alongside him in this epic outdoor concert event, including acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance.
Tickets to the festival go on sale on May 23 on ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. A portion of proceeds will go to local non-profits via the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
A limited number of two-day tickets will also be available for $99 (plus service charges). Bonus: Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22!
The full lineup has yet to be released, but with tickets going on sale next week, we expect more details on that soon. Stay tuned for more information.
The Made in America Music Festival will be live-streamed for people to watch around the country. More details on that to come.
In the meantime, check out the teaser video below to get you excited.
Jay-Z to headline and program ‘Made In America’ festival on Ben Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Jay-Z to Curate and Star in Two-Day Music Festival in Philadelphia [New York Times]
Note: the Made in America Music Festival happens to be the same weekend that Bruce Springsteen plays Citizens Bank Park, but Bruce will be here September 2-3, so you can catch both concerts if you plan in advance.