Jay-Z can add launching and headlining his own musical festival to his long list of accomplishments when he kicks off the Budweiser Made in America music festival over Labor Day weekend.
Blue Ivy’s dad will rock Fairmount Park on Sept. 1 and 2 to raise money for United Way, along with about 30 other “acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance,” according to a press release.
Jay-Z made the official announcement with the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, on Monday.
“This Labor Day, we will not only make history but we’re benefiting a great organization,” Jay-Z said in a statement. “‘Budweiser Made in America’ will encompass every genre of music, creating and showcasing the only genre that matters, ‘great music.’ Budweiser and Live Nation are going to produce an amazing two days of performances, and it’s great to partner with United Way again to support all of the positive work they do in the community.”
Tickets go on sale May 23 at Live Nation, following the official lineup reveal on May 21.
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