Jay Z Brings Made in America Festival to L.A.

Jay Z, Eric Garcetti, and Brian Perkins

Jay Z’s Made in America is going bicoastal. The music festival will take over Los Angeles and Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend.

The Roc Nation mogul appeared on the steps of L.A. City Hall on Wednesday to make the announcement alongside L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins, and Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino.

The two-day festival, which benefits United Way, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 at L.A. Grand Park.

It will simultaneously be held at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the third year in a row.

“Two years ago this was a dream to put a festival together, to have all types of music, different types of genres ’cause I believe that genres separate us,” said Jay Z.

Early bird tickets are on sale now. A two-day pass for L.A. costs $125-185, while Philly tickets range from $100-150.

The lineup has not been announced yet, but last year’s festival featured performances from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

Made in America L.A.

Eric Garcetti and Jay Z



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7 Comments

  1. Gabby

    Guess we going to LA this year.

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Gabby, Jay-Z just needs to go into politics. So long as he isn’t spouting aggressive bias, he would do well with reaching the youth of our African American community. Not to mention the wonders it could do to propel his moguldom even further.

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  2. Jess

    I hope all the good artist don’t go to L.A. that would suck :(

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  3. x

    hopefully this doesnt mean the line-ups gon be watered down

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  4. x

    I just noticed jay is on 4/7 posts on the first page of this site. I just cant understand how he remained so relevant over so many years. thats inspiring

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    Messi Reply:

    @x, Omg, I know right? This dude pushing 50 and still doing em. He’s the most relevant Mc in the game still Smh.

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  5. CurlyHead

    I swear I’m gonna be pissed if all the good artist are in LA instead of Philly..

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