As U.S. music festivals spring back to life this summer, Jay-Z’s curated two-day festival will return to Philadelphia for its tenth edition this coming Labor Day weekend, Saturday Sept. 4 and Sunday Sept. 5. Early bird tickets can be purchased here with packages and artists’ line-ups for Made in America’s hip-hop and EDM-heavy multiple stages to be announced shortly.
Like most major outdoor live music festivals, the 2020 iteration of Made in America was cancelled due to Covid-19 and the ensuing quarantine.
Produced by Roc Nation with Live Nation, 2021’s Made in America benefits the ACLU of Pennsylvania as its official charity partner.
A portion of the festival’s net proceeds also supports the Arkansas-based REFORM Alliance, a criminal and prison justice reform organization. MIA’s Cause Village, the festival’s philanthropic footprint and hub for social action will also be attendance, again, as it has since 2012.
“We are thrilled to announce Made in America 2021 on the legendary Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This year will be like no other, as Made in America celebrates 10 years of music history making moments,” Jay-Z said in a prepared statement. “The artists’ performances will be even bigger and Cause Village will host a wider range of amazing philanthropic organizations. We look forward to sharing incredible memories with our festival attendees and the city of Philadelphia.”
The Made in America announcement caps off a busy week for Jay-Z, who, with fellow rapper Nas, both appear as featured guests on the late DMX’s May 28-released album, “Exodus,” and the “Bath Salts” track. That same day, Jay-Z joins co-hosts LeBron James and Maverick Carter for the fourth season’s premiere of “The Shop: Uninterrupted” on HBO and HBO Max with Bad Bunny, WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike and marketing exec Paul Rivera. And, as first reported at The Source, Hova and his The Parent Company, which owns his Monogram cannabis brand, join forces with Glass House Group, for a 10-year deal reportedly worth nearly $600 million, to produce 900 pounds of cannabis.
For the latest on Made In America, visit http://www.madeinamericafest.com.