Jay-Z to Curate + Headline Budweiser "Made in America" Festival
Tue, 15 May 2012 10:23:44
The City of Brotherly Love better watch out! The Hova is coming.
Jay-Z will both curate and headline the Budweiser "Made in America" festival, which is set to take place in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. It's the inaugural year.
Like Metallica's Orion Music + More festival this June, the "Made in America" festival will boast an eclectic lineup of acts from multiple genres, ranging from hip-hop to rock to Latin to dance.
The eclectic roster of talent will be announced on May 21.
Tickets for go on sale Wednesday, May 23, through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. A limited number of 2-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges). Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, please visit here.
"This Labor Day, we will not only make history but we’re benefiting a great organization. 'Budweiser Made in America' will encompass every genre of music, creating and showcasing the only genre that matters: 'great music.' Budweiser and Live Nation are going to produce an amazing two days of performances, and it's great to partner with United Way again to support all of the positive work they do in the community," said Jay-Z.
The festival in Philadelphia will culminate following a summer of music parties in cities all across America, when Budweiser will invite its Facebook fans to experience talented local bands and artists. Budweiser, brewed across America, has a decades-long history of celebrating great American music.
"Philadelphia is delighted to welcome visitors from around the country for a national music festival," said Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. "United Way has brought Jay-Z and Budweiser together to host this national event in the birthplace of America. We are excited to invite the musicians, sponsors, guests and festival goers for a memorable weekend."
A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, PA and New York City, enabling them to invest more dollars into their regions, strengthening local communities and improving lives. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.
"Budweiser Made in America" also will be available for consumers around the country to watch via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date.