Jay-Z: Bringing his music festival back to Philly

Wednesday April 10, 2013

PHILADELPHIA -- Jay-Z is bringing the "Made in America" music festival back to Philadelphia.

The rapper posted a teaser video on his "Life and Times" website that showed footage from last year. It says this year’s festival will again take place on Labor Day weekend -- Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

The lineup will be revealed on the digital music streaming website Spotify.

Last year’s festival was the first of its kind for the entrepreneurial Jay-Z, who is married to superstar Beyonce and owns a music management company, fashion line, nightclub and restaurant. He also has a stake in the Brooklyn Nets.

About 40,000 people attended each of the two days of the 2012 "Made in America" on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

More than two dozen acts performed on three stages, one of which was near the museum steps made famous in the film "Rocky." The eclectic lineup chosen by Jay-Z included Skrillex, D’Angelo, X, Janelle Monae, Calvin Harris, Pearl Jam, The Hives, Run DMC, Odd Future and Drake.

Officials said the festival generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city.


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