Rap­pers, DJs, more to take over Park­way for an­nual Made in Amer­ica fes­ti­val.

An­nual Made in Amer­ica fes­ti­val Sept. 1-2 to fea­ture rap­pers, DJs and more

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

FAIR­MOUNT » Jay-Z has con­cocted a hip-hop-, elec­tron­i­cand R&B-lean­ing line-up for Made in Amer­ica that will fea­ture a spe­cial set by Ken­drick La­mar, in ad­di­tion to head­lin­ers Nicki Minaj (the first fe­male rap­per head­liner in the fes­ti­val’s his­tory) and Post Malone.

De­spite re­ports that this will be the last time the two-day event will be held on Philadel­phia’s Ben­jamin Franklin Park­way, it is sched­uled to hap­pen over La­bor Day week­end Sept. 1-2. This is the sev­enth year for Made in Amer­ica and more than 150,000 peo­ple are ex­pected over the course of the week­end.

The bill is rounded out by Philly’s own Meek Mill — who was in the news this year for his le­gal woes, and sub­se­quent pledge to become an ad­vo­cate for crim­i­nal jus­tice re­form; Fat Joe; Lil Skies — a rap­per orig­i­nally from Franklin County, Penn­syl­va­nia; the punk bands White Reaper, Show Me the Body, Code Or­ange and Turn­stile; Amara La Ne­gra — a Do­mini­canAmer­i­can singer fea­tured on “Love & Hip Hop: Mi­ami;” Di­plo; Zedd; Miguel; Janelle Monáe; Alessia Cara; Daniel Cae­sar; Tekashi 6ix9ine; Pusha T; 6lack; Belly; Ty Dolla $ign; Rich The Kid; Sab­rina Clau­dio; Jessie Reyez; Louis The Child; Tchami; Lil B; Gunna; Cash­mere Cat; Snake­hips; Juice WRLD; BlocBoy JB; SOB x RBE; SAINt JHN; Jay Park; Saweetie; A$AP Twelvyy; Jai Wolf; TOKiMONSTA; Preme; Clairo; Anna Lu­noe; Driver Era; Blood­pop; Maxo Kream; Lost Kings; In­jury Re­serve; Hobo John­son & The LoveMak­ers; Davido; Elo­him; Trou­ble; JPEGMAFIA; Lophi­ile and more.

Who’s go­ing on when?

Sub­scribe for up­dates at www.madeinamer­i­cafest.com, or down­load the Made in Amer­ica app. You can also try the MIA Face­book @MadeInAmer­i­caFest and Twit­ter @MIAFes­ti­val or send­ing an email through the web­site.

There’s a lot of peo­ple per­form­ing that I’m not fa­mil­iar with. Do they have a playlist on the Made in Amer­ica site, or some­thing?

Click on in­di­vid­ual artists at http://madeinamer­i­cafest.com/lineup, then the “Lis­ten on TIDAL” link.

The global mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment plat­form will be stream­ing Made in Amer­ica at www.tidal.com. That’s also where you can get a free TIDAL trial mem­ber­ship to stream songs by the Made in Amer­ica artists. This year TIDAL mem­bers at­tend­ing the fes­ti­val will have ac­cess to a wide ar­ray of perks, in­clud­ing lounge ac­cess with air con­di­tion­ing, artist meet and greets, ticket up­grades, lim­ited-edi­tion merchandise and pre­mium views of the main stage on the TIDAL VIP riser.

Any­thing else that’s new this year?

For the first time, D’usse Cognac will sup­port the fes­ti­val with an as­sort­ment of nine cock­tails that should have Made in Amer­ica fes­ti­val-go­ers talk­ing, for pur­chase at more than 20 fes­ti­val bars around the grounds. The bars will also be serv­ing vodka, gin, te­quila and more, as well as custom craft cock­tails. Although Made in Amer­ica is open to all ages, you’ll need to have ID to enter ar­eas where al­co­hol is served.

Can’t I just have some wa­ter?

Free fil­tered wa­ter ser­vice will be avail­able on­site.

Will there be food?

You can en­joy a va­ri­ety of food choices, from tra­di­tional fes­ti­val and fair food to gourmet food trucks.

How much is it to get in this year?

Two-day week­end passes are $175, with VIP pack­ages avail­able, are on sale at www.tick­et­mas­ter.com and www.livena­tion.com. You’re lim­ited to eight two­day passes.

What’s the best way to get into the city for this?

The FAQ tab on the MIA web­site has links on get­ting there by bike, pub­lic trans­porta­tion and by car. The site also has in­for­ma­tion on re­serv­ing a charg­ing locker, where to find ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions and more.

Did you know that a pri­mary goal of Made in Amer­ica is to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the com­mu­ni­ties in­volved? This year’s fes­ti­val, pro­duced by Roc Na­tion, will con­tinue to ben­e­fit the ACLU of Penn­syl­va­nia and the United Way of Greater Philadel­phia and South­ern New Jersey. Cause Vil­lage at Made in Amer­ica is the fes­ti­val’s phil­an­thropic foot­print and hub for so­cial ac­tion. More than 56 char­i­ta­ble and ac­tivist or­ga­ni­za­tions rep­re­sent­ing ed­u­ca­tion, so­cial wel­fare, voter regis­tra­tion, an­i­mal wel­fare, hunger, home­less­ness, arts and cul­ture, fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy, en­trepreneur­ship, en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity, so­cial jus­tice and civil rights have par­tic­i­pated since the fes­ti­val’s in­cep­tion in 2012.

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A night time view of the Made in Amer­ica stage.

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The crowd at the Made in Amer­ica Fes­ti­val.

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More than 150,000 show up for the Made in Amer­ica Fes­ti­val in Philadel­phia.

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A skate­boarder de­fies grav­ity dur­ing the Made in Amer­ica Fes­ti­val on the Ben Franklin Park­way.

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The DJ duo Lost Kings will per­form at Made in Amer­ica this year.

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Al­ter­na­tive hip-hop/spo­ken word group Hobo John­son and the LoveMak­ers will per­form at this year’s Made in Amer­ica Fes­ti­val.

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Many of the fea­tured Made in Amer­ica per­form­ers are DJs.

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Meek Mill will per­form at this year’s Made in Amer­ica Fes­ti­val.

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Ty Dolla Sign will per­form at this year’s Made in Amer­ica Fes­ti­val.

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