Bud­weiser Made in Amer­ica un­of­fi­cially brings summer to close

The Review - - News - By Brian Binga­man bbinga­man@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @bri­an­binga­man on Twit­ter

Now a sta­ple of La­bor Day week­end in Philadel­phia, the Jay-Z- cu­rated two- day mu­sic fes­ti­val, Bud­weiser Made in Amer­ica re­turns to the Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way for a sixth year Sept. 2-3.

Jay-Z him­self will head­line, along with J. Cole and The Chainsmok­ers. The many other per­form­ers, in what sounds like a hiphop/dance-lean­ing lineup this year, in­clude Kaskade, Marsh­mello, Mi­gos, Sol- ange, Run the Jew­els, Lit­tle Dragon, 21 Sav­age, Sam­pha, Cash Cash, R3hab, Pusha T, Vic Mensa, DMX, Mar­ian Hill, Tiwa Sav­age, Get­ter, Stor­mzy, Su­perDu­perKyle, WizKid, A Boo­gie Wit da Hoodie, Lizzo, Dirty South, Broods, Kelela, Fran­cis and The Lights, Ugly God, Yung Lean, PnB Rock, Rob $Tone, Rap­sody, Net­sky, Green Vel­vet, Beach Slang, BURNS, Jorja Smith, Salva, Vanic, They, Lon­don On Da Track, Kap Slap, Smino, Nick Grant, Mt. Joy, Kodie Shane, Flor, Earth­gang, Medasin, Tommy Ge­n­e­sis, De­vault, Mozart La Para, Carter Win­ter (a rare-for- Made-in-Amer­ica coun­try singer), Maleek Berry, Ja­panese Break­fast, KarenRo­driguez, J.I.D, Busty & The Bass, Ari Len­nox, Down­town Boys, Queen of Jeans, Public Ac­cess TV and­more.

Thou­sands of vis­i­tors and fes­ti­val-go­ers are ex­pected to be in the City of Brotherly Love that Satur­day and Sun­day. The event is all ages, but you need to be at least 21, with ID, to en­ter the beer gar­den ar­eas.

Af­ter the in­au­gu­ralMade in Amer­ica fes­ti­val in 2012, the event gen­er­ated at least $10 mil­lion in eco­nomic im­pact for the city’s econ­omy, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial fes- tival press re­lease.

The re­lease also says a pri­mary goal of Bud­weiser Made in Amer­ica is to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the com­mu­ni­ties in­volved. This year’s con­cert will ben­e­fit the ACLU of Penn­syl­va­nia and the United Way of Greater Philadel­phia and South­ern New Jer­sey’s ini­tia­tives for youth suc­cess and fam­ily sta­bil­ity to break the cy­cle of in­ter­gen­er­a­tional poverty in the re­gion.

Two-day week­end Passes are $162 and avail­able at www.tick­et­mas­ter.co­mand www.live­na­tion.com. You’re lim­ited to eight two- day passes, and note that once you’re in, there’s no ex­i­tand-re-en­try al­lowed.

Here’s what not to bring: Glass con­tain­ers, drugs, al­co­hol, an­i­mals (ex­cept ser­vice an­i­mals), weapons, lawn chairs, fire­works, bi­cy­cles, scoot­ers, skate­boards, mo­tor­ized ve­hi­cles, glow sticks, food or drinks (there will be food trucks and free fil­tered wa­ter ser­vice with many sta­tions, cool­ers (un­less for med­i­cal rea­sons), flags, signs or ban­ners, in­stru­ments, pro­fes­sional cam­eras, laser point­ers, spray paint, balls, bal­loons, fris­bees, back­packs larger than 12x12 inches, bot­tles or cans (empty alu­minum and fac­tory sealed bot­tles up to one liter are OK), sealed pack­ages, lad­ders, step stools, Botta bags or camel­backs (only empty). Smok­ing is also pro­hib­ited.

Out of the area dur­ing Bud­weiser Made in Amer­ica? TIDAL will be livestream­ing it at www. tidal.com.

Visit www.madeinamer­i­cafest.com for a playlist of this year’s artists, a map of the fes­ti­val area, a Made in Amer­ica app, in­for­ma­tion on re­serv­ing a charg­ing locker, where to park, where to find ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions and more.

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