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
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.
A night time view of the Made in America stage.
The crowd at the Made in America Festival.
More than 150,000 show up for the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.
A skateboarder defies gravity during the Made in America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
The DJ duo Lost Kings will perform at Made in America this year.
Alternative hip-hop/spoken word group Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers will perform at this year’s Made in America Festival.
Many of the featured Made in America performers are DJs.
Meek Mill will perform at this year’s Made in America Festival.
Ty Dolla Sign will perform at this year’s Made in America Festival.