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Made In America Festival 2015 Lineup

Jay-Z’s Budweiser-sponsored Made In America Festival is returning to Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend. Last year, the Philadelphia-based festival expanded into two separate, simultaneous festivals in Philly and Los Angeles; that’s not happening again this year, although there will be two additional single-day shows, one in New York with Mary J. Blige headlining and another… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 24, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Made In America Festival Coming To NYC, Not Returning To L.A.

Last year, Budweiser’s Made In America festival, which Jay Z had a hand in curating, expanded from its Philadelphia home base and launched a simultaneous festival in Los Angeles. This year, the festival will return to Philly over Labor Day weekend. But as Entertainment Weekly points out, it won’t be returning to L.A. Instead, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Jay Z’s Made In America Festival May Cost L.A. Taxpayers $170k

Jay Z brought his Made In America festival to the West Coast this year, operating a show out of Los Angeles during Labor Day weekend for the first time after two successful years based out of Philadelphia. As it turns out, taxpayers may end up paying around $170,000 to cover expenses associated with the concert,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Made In America Philadelphia In Words & Photos

Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it’s a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others’ four or five, or others’ double weekends; four stages in somewhat close quarters on a shut-down Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a lineup of a size where,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / September 2, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Kanye West, Iggy Azalea Join Made In America L.A. Lineup

Jay Z’s Made In America festival did a weird thing this year by splitting itself in two and trying to tackle both coasts. When it was first announced, it was clear the Philadelphia one was clearly better with sets from Kanye, Pharrell, Spoon, and Grimes while the Los Angeles edition was headlined by the like… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Made In America Los Angeles Lineup 2014

We learned the lineup for the Philadelphia edition of Jay Z’s Made In America Festival — including headliners Kanye West and Kings Of Leon plus the National, Pharrell, Girl Talk, Spoon, Chromeo, J. Cole, Grimes, De La Soul, Danny Brown, YG, Holy Ghost!, and Young & Sick — earlier this afternoon. Now the first LA… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Made In America Philadelphia Lineup 2014

This year, its third, Budweiser’s Jay Z-curated Made In America festival is expanding to two different coasts, holding down Labor Day weekend in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. And while we don’t yet know who’s playing the L.A. festival, the organizers have just announced the Philly lineup. Kanye West and Kings Of Leon will serve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Jay Z’s Made In America Fest Is Coming To L.A.

The Jay Z-curated, Budweiser-owned Made In America festival first came to Philadelphia two years ago and quickly established a rep as one of America’s better-put together big general-interest music fests. And now it’s expanding. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Made In America will come to L.A.’s Grand Park 8/30-31, Labor Day weekend. This won’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Josh Homme Calls Jay Z Rude, Kooky

Jay Z has been called many things over the years, but “a kook” may be a new one. Recently, Jay held his second Made In America festival in Philadelphia, and one of the bands who performed, Queens Of The Stone Age, apparently wasn’t too happy with the experience. In a recent interview, QOTSA frontman Josh… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2013 - 10:38 am

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Stream The Made In America 2013 Webcast

Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made in America Festival started today in Philadelphia, and runs all weekend. Today and tomorrow, the fest will be streaming some sets online. Today’s streams include Beyoncé, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky, Haim, Empire Of The Sun, Deadmau5, and more. And tomorrow, Made In America will be streaming sets by… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 31, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Watch The Made In America Movie Trailer

The last time Jay-Z made a documentary out of a concert, it was called Fade To Black, and it was incredible. Last year, Jay curated and headlined the first iteration of his Made In America festival in Philadelphia. Willow director Ron Howard (he’s made a lot of movies, but Willow is obviously the best one)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Made In America 2013 Lineup

Last year, Jay-Z’s Philadelphia-based, Budweiser-sponsored Made In America festival had what was, by all accounts, a pretty amazing first year. The festival makes its big return to Philly this Labor Day weekend, 8/31 – 9/1, and it’s just announced the first batch of acts from its lineup via Spotify playlist. This year’s lineup includes the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia’s inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Santigold, Drake and many more. While there was potential for disaster — a Philly-native friend told me that this was the first ticketed event Philly has ever held at… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit Added To Jay-Z’s Made In America

Via Pearl Jam’s press release, Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors will play Jay-Z’s Made In America fest which was announced last week. From the release:… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Jay-Z To Headline, Curate Budweiser Made in America Fest

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Jay-Z will headline and curate the two-day Made In America Festival, an event that will take place on 9/1 and 9/2 in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. This morning, Jay-Z held a press conference with Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to announce the deal, and that can be watched… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012 - 11:39 am