Jay-Z Announces 'Budweiser Made In America' Music Festival
Jay-Z: "Is It Gonna Push The Culture Forward?"
Jay-Z has announced his very own music festival, and if it's anywhere near as successful as his rap career, you can expect a Budweiser Made In America festival in a city near you.
At a press conference on Monday, the rap guru announced he will curate and headline his own two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend.
"Everyone knows my love affair with Philly from the amazing, talented artists I've signed from here," Jay-Z said to a group of reporters on the staircase of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the same stairs made famous in the film Rocky.
"Whenever I enter into a project, I try to hit on some touch points. The first thing is: Is it great? The second one is: Is it gonna push the culture forward?"
While Jay-Z did not mention who exactly would be playing, a press release for the Budweiser Made In America music festival promised acts from a wide array of genres, including hip hop, rock, latin, R&B and dance music.
The complete roster is set to be announced May 21.
Tickets for the event, which will be held September 1 and September 2 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, go on sale May 23.