Mon 14 May 2012
(Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter and Jay-Z. Photo via FilmMagic)
A little over 12 hours after news leaked, Jay-Z and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially announced the debut of the Budweiser “Made In America” Music Festival during a press conference Monday morning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The two-day festival will occur on Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1 and 2) at Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The event will include 28-acts spanning different genres of music including Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B, Latin, and Dance. Not only will Jay-Z curate the event, but it’s expected he’ll also headline.
Watch footage from today’s press conference and the small teaser Jay-Z unveiled on Friday below….
Video from today’s press conference courtesy of RapDose
On Friday, Jay-Z’s Life+Times website posted a mysterious video titled “Made In America” that featured his Watch The Throne cut “H.A.M.” with landmark shots of the City of Brotherly Love and excited concert goers.
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