After 5 years of captivating musical entertain, Made in America returns to the Benjamin Parkway! Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser, Made in America returns for its annual musical festival on the Benjamin Parkway. From September 2nd to the 3rd, the Parkway will return to a playground filled with teenagers and young adults’ nodding their heads in unison to a blend of mixed musical genres.
Established in 2012, by rapper, record producer, and all around mogul, Jay-Z, Made in America was methodically curated to cultivate an exchange between music and culture. After its successes in Philly, Jay-Z announced that the 2014 Made in America festival would t also take place in Los Angeles. Ringing music from coast to coast. Despite the ambitious dreams to bookend the festival, it was unsuccessful and did not return in 2015. Compiling established, up-and-coming musicians and art and culture, Philadelphia is truly the best location for this event. For some, Labor Day weekend is the of official mark the end of Summer, but Made in America is the epitome of an end of Summer celebration. It is a right of passage, offering young people the final chance to enjoy the last bits of Summer before the impending start of school.
The major line up includes a beautiful blend of hip-hop, rap, R&B, EDM DJs and up-and-coming artists. Jay-Z will take the stage again as the headliner of the two-day musical celebration, along with J. Cole, The Chainsmokers and Solange. Some of the other artists include:
A R I Z O N A
Run the Jewels
See the full line-up for this epic two day music festival below. You can even listen now to the performers here on Tidal: http://tidal.com/playlist/e2936de6-242f-40c6-af39-3f9b1d8a4461
What is the future of Made in America? While it does create buzz and entice young people into the city of brotherly love, how is the city affected? Many only shed light on the positive attributes that come with such a grandiose musical event, yet there are dissenting opinions regarding the event. Will those dissenting opinions soon become the major? Will Made in America remain to succeed, or will it see it’s eventual end like the festival saw on the west coast?