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Made in America Music Fest Goes from East Coast to West Coast

Jay Z’s annual music festival, Made in America, was the big thing in music this weekend, and this year it stretched from Philadelphia all the way to LA. The festival was founded in 2012 by rapper and business mogul Jay Z and his business associate Steve Stoute. It was held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA grossing $5 million dollars in ticket sales it’s first year. The music festival features all genres of music ranging from hip hop to indie rock, EDM, R&B, Pop and Latin. This is the first year that the festival will be happening in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. During a press conference with Jay Z and mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Garcetti said, “On Labor Day weekend we are going to celebrate our golden state of mind right her in LA with a sellout crowd right on the steps of city hall and into Grand Park. The ‘Made in America Festival’ will attract 50,000 fans Saturday and Sunday. Fans who will inject millions of dollars into the LA Economy.” Some of the artists that performed at the festival included Kings of Leon, Pharell Williams, Tiesto, and Kanye West who closed the show with a one-hour set. Sunday evening when a large storm hit PA, the festival was suspended at 6:15pm. Gates then reopened at 7pm and curfew for the show was extended to midnight.


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