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    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:05

    Jay Z's Made in America Festival Expands to L.A. - It also takes place in Philly over Labor Day Weekend

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    • Jay-Z - LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist Jay Z attends day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Jay-Z - LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist Jay Z attends day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Jay-Z - LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Recording artist Jay Z attends day 2 of the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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    America is coming to L.A. Actually, Made in America is coming to Los Angeles.

    Jay-Z, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Los Angeles are bringing the spirit of Budweiser Made in America to Los Angeles during the 2014 Labor Day weekend.

    The two-day music festival began in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend 2012 to benefit United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County, and this year will deliver twice the amount of music. Live Nation will produce both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles two-day music festivals, delivering must-see performances on both coasts. Details and lineups for both festival locations will be announced at a later date.

    Budweiser Made in America will be the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts. Performances from both Budweiser Made In America sites will be available for fans to view with live-streaming.

    NICE! Only in America.

    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.

    As a result of last year's Budweiser Made in America Festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is investing $300,000 in education and talent development initiatives to enhance cradle-to-career education that ensures all students graduate high school & college--and career-ready and equips individuals with the job skills and training they need to secure work that provides a family-sustaining income.

    The festival also enabled United Way of Lancaster County to invest an additional $100,000 in programs and services that support learning success across the education continuum.

    WHEN:
    Labor Day Weekend 2014, August 30 + 31

    WHERE:
    The Los Angeles Budweiser Made In America Festival will take place on Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

    The Philadelphia festival site will remain on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    For more info, visit madeinamericafest.com.

    Who plans to hit the Los Angeles version of Made in America?

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.17.14



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