Budweiser Made in America Festival is an annual music festival, that takes place in Philadelphia, during Labor Day Weekend. Jay-Z and Steve Stoute created this event in 2012 to bring the culture of music and the history of America together. The festival is a 2 day event with three stages set up on Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Rocky Stage, Liberty Stage, and Freedom Stage. There were an estimated 60,000 people who stayed from the opening act to Beyonce’s final 90-minute set to close day one of the festival. Beyonce said to the crowd,
Per Hilary Hughes:
Philly Welcome to Made in America. You are now at the Mrs. Carter Show.
The line up on Saturday Aug. 31 included: Beyonce, Deadmau5, Phoenix, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky, Haim, Walk the Moon, Wolfgang Gartner, Porter Robinson, TJR, Rudimental, Redlight, and Mord Fustang.
The line up on Sunday, Sept. 2 included: Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Queens of the Stone Age, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Emile Sande, The Gaslight Anthem, Fitz $ The Tantrums, Feed Me, Schoolboy Q, Solange, Jay Rock, Nero, Robert Delong, AB Soul, GTA, Alunageorge, Jesse Rose, and Diarrhea Planet.
The success of this festival is undoubtedly present and there are those who argue as to why the festival is held in Philadelphia. Jay-Z’s response,
Per Dan Deluca:
It’s such an iconic city. It’s time and I have a long relationship and love affair with the city of Philadelphia.
Made in America and its creators are excited come back to Philadelphia every labor day weekend, and plan to grow every year.