Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, “Budweiser Made in America“, will be coming to downtown Los Angeles in August, giving the annual music bash a second venue.
Grammy-winning Jay Z launched the “Made in America” festival in 2012 in Philadelphia with Anheuser-Busch‘s Budweiser beer brand and concert company Live Nation Entertainment in an effort to bring together diverse musical acts such as hip hop, pop, rock, country and others.
The festival is part of recently elected Garcetti’s “back-to-basics” agenda to boost the Los Angeles economy. He said one in seven jobs in the city is arts-related, and hoped that Los Angeles would be “the perfect West Coast home for the festival.”
The mayor has also vowed to revitalize entertainment production in Los Angeles as the film and TV industry moves to other states and countries for tax incentives.
The festival, which will be held over the Labor Day weekend on August 30 and 31, will bring an estimated 50,000 people to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, next to City Hall. The line-up will be revealed in early May and tickets are $125.
The event will also be held in Philadelphia on the same weekend for the third consecutive year, making it the first music festival to be held simultaneously on both the East and West Coasts.
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