Posted April 16, 2014 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

Jay Z Brings ‘Made In America’ to Los Angeles!


The Budweiser Made In America music festival is coming to Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, Jay Z made the  announcement during a press conference. The music mogul along with Mayor Eric Garcetti revealed to the press that the music festival is planned for Labor Day weekend and will be held simultaneously with one in Philadelphia.

“Two years ago, this was a dream. I had a vision of putting together a festival that blurred those lines of genres.”

They did not announce the lineup of performers or address residents’ concerns about the venue. According to Garcetti,

“The Made In America festival could draw 50,000 concertgoers.”

Jay Z wants to create a festival that brings together diverse musical genres, “where all walks of life and all people can come, and it’s in the city and it’s not some far-off place that you can’t get to — no disrespect to any other festivals,” he said.

County Supervisor Gloria Molina attempted to allay those worries, saying,

“We know how to handle all of this.”

“I’m sure every single LA resident is going to deal with a little bit of intrusion from time to time, because at the end of the day, LA is going to have tremendous benefit,” she said, citing the event’s anticipated economic infusion to the city and its philanthropic element.

Molina also quoted a lyric from a Jay Z song:

“Los Angeles has 99 problems, but Jay Z and Made in America ain’t one.”

Check out the photos above!


Source: USA Today