Budweiser Made In America Music Festival
Los Angeles Gears Up For Massive
Labor Day Weekend Bash
L. Paul Mann
The huge Budweiser Made In America music festival curated by JAY Z, slated for it’s third year in Philadelphia, has expanded to a two city event, now adding Los Angeles to the massive Labor Day weekend bash. City officials and festival organizers are busy preparing the downtown Los Angeles concert site for large crowds that could top 50,000 people a day. The initial line up which featured headliners Imagine Dragons and John Mayer, has recently added Kanye West (who is playing both festivals) and Iggy Azalea to the Los Angeles roster. The concert, which is set to benefit the United Way Organization, features a carefully, and personally selected by Jay Z, line up, including some of the biggest names in Rock, Rap, and EDM music. In addition to the headliners, the Los Angeles concert features performances by Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime w/ Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellowclaw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt, and A Tribe Called Red, offering up an astoundingly diverse musical experience.
The Los Angeles festival has also recently added a skate stage to the festival. They will use a fully functioning vert ramp for their stage and include performances from renowned underground DJ crew Grits & Biscuits as well as a set from the multi-platinum DJ Mustard. The Los Angeles skate stage hours will be from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.
According to the press release issued by promoters of the event “With the addition of the West coast festival, JAY Z, Live Nation, Budweiser and United Way are committed to improving lives and strengthening local communities in Los Angeles County. United Way will invest the funds raised to ensure more people have the opportunity to reach their potential--through quality schools, good jobs and stable housing. The “Budweiser Made In America” Festival provides the perfect crescendo to summer and coincides with the culmination of "summer of Success," a multi-pronged approach by Mayor Garcetti to advance youth during the school break by providing them jobs, learning opportunities, and extended programming at City of Los Angeles parks and recreational facilities.”
For more information on the festival set to take place in Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles, this memorial day weekend August 30-31st, visit: www.madeinamericafest.com