Say goodbye to the Made in America Festival’s multi-coast platform (for now). After just one year, the Los Angeles installment has been cancelled, but Philly is still locked in.
The annual festival presented by Budweiser, and founded by Jay, hits Philly September 5 and 6. A smaller one-day Made in America show on New York’s Liberty Island is rumored to be happening June 21, with Mary J. Blige as headliner.
Reports the Los Angeles Times:
The festival, now in its fourth year, will again return to its birthplace of Philadelphia (Jay Z’s fledgling streaming service Tidal has been offering all kinds of ticket specials). But instead of staging a simultaneous L.A. edition, Made in America will host a free concert on New York’s Liberty Island, Billboard reported Thursday morning. (Billboard has since taken the story down from its website. The Times confirmed with representatives from Live Nation that the festival is not returning to Los Angeles.)
“This is not at all a stepping back — this is a reevaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three,” Budweiser VP of marketing Brian Perkins told Billboard. “We’re a very ambitious brand, and we have a very ambitious partner in Jay Z, who also dreams big. And we always want to do big, bold things with music under the moniker of Budweiser Made In America.”
Papa Hov hasn’t confirmed the June concert yet, but expect for any and everything Made in America-related to be streaming on TIDAL.