Jay-Z to curate, headline Made in America music festival | Music News


After a mystery trailer sparked rumors of a “Made In America” music video or a new album announcement from Jay-Z, the cat has finally been let out of the bag.

The Roc Nation boss will be headlining and curating Philadelphia’s inaugural Budweiser Made in America music festival, adding yet another accomplishment to the rap renaissance man’s already diverse portfolio.

By curating the event, Jay-Z will effectively be responsible for the festival, as all the acts on the lineup will be hand-picked by the MC. The New York Times reports that the concert lineup will feature a mixture of “rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance” acts but that none have been announced.

The festival will be a two-day event expected to bring as many as 28 acts to Philly’s Fairmount Park on September 1 and 2. Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Jay-Z will formally announce the festival at a news conference on Monday morning (May 14) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tickets go on sale May 23 via Ticketmaster and Live Nation, who is producing the festival. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit local nonprofits through The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

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