If you know me at all, you know I love love love live music. I love seeing new artists, my favorite artists and artists that are new to me. If you share my love of music and happen to live in (or will be visiting) LA or Philly, you are in for a treat! The Budweiser Made in America Fest is back and this Labor Day Weekend, it will be the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts. I remember having lots of friends who went to the Budweiser Made in America Fest in Philly last year and I was so jealous I couldn’t make it. Sigh– I still can’t get it together enough to make it this year but maybe you can!
Here’s the deal — you West Coast folks will want to hit up the LA show. August 30th and 31st at Grand Park in Downtown LA. You can get tickets for both days (which you’re gonna want to do…check out the lineup below!) or single day tickets (August 30 here and August 31 here).
This is your lineup:
Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellow Claw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt, A Tribe Called Red
Yeah, can you say “amazing!” And not only will you hear amazing artists (seriously I’ve seen Kanye live — you don’t want to miss this. AND John Mayer??!!), you will be supporting the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. In another feel good move, each site of the Budweiser Made in America Fest has a Cause Village where you can learn more about local causes you may want to help support. I love this idea! In LA, you can learn about the following causes:
Shawn Carter Foundation, United Way, Headcount, Budweiser Veterans, Tyler Robinson Foundation (Imagine Dragons charity), Dogs without Border, Hire LA, Food Forward, United States Green Building Council, LIFT Los Angeles, Skid Row Housing, LA Street Car, LA Street Gallery
If you’re not pumped up, I’m not sure you’re alive. Kidding…but only kinda!
So now, my East Coast (yay East Coast!). If you are thinking of heading to two awesome days of music, here’s what you need to know. Same dates, August 30 and August 31. You can buy your tickets here (for 2 days) and here for the 30th and here for the 31st. The Philly version of the Budweiser Made in America Fest is being held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway — this is the third year of the Philly Budweiser Made in America Fest, so you know it’s gonna be good. Here’s your Philly lineup:
Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Tiesto, The National, Steve Aoki, Pharrell Williams, J. Cole, Girl Talk, Spoon, Chromeo, City and Colour, Grimes, AWOLNATION, R3HAB, Gareth Emery, De La Soul, Baauer, Tommy Trash, Mayer Hawthorne, Kongos, 3LAU, The Neighborhood, Danny Brown, YG, Holy Ghost, Penguin Prison, Destructo, Bleachers, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Will Sparks, Young & Sick, Vacationer, Cut Snake, Kaneholler
I would go to this show just for the chance to see Girl Talk live. Sigh. Please go and tell me how amazing it is! Oh yes and in Philly the show supports the United Way of Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County. Your cause village vendors in Philly are:
Shawn Carter Foundation, United Way, Headcount/NAACP, Budweiser Veterans, Donda House (Kanye West’s charity), St. Jude Hospital (Kings of Leon supported charity), Partners in Health (The National), World Childhood Foundation (Tiesto), Philly Paws, Drive Change, Born this Way Foundation, Why Hunger, Mural Arts
Anyone planning to attend the Budweiser Made in America Fest?
note: this post was sponsored by Markerly however my thoughts and appreciation of the awesome of Kanye West (musically, I make no bones about loving his personal life) and Girl Talk are allll mine. :)