#MadeInAmericaFestBudweiser’s Made In America Festival, Philadelphia

Budweiser Made in America Festival, Labor Day Weekend, August 30th & 31st, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Again this year Philly will be the backdrop for the Budweiser’s Made In America FestivalLast year I watched from the comfort of my home as the show live streamed on YouTube with my speakers turned all the way up. The line up of artists mixed genres from pop to rap to rock and back, with multiple stages featuring famous DJs, new bands, established acts and celebrities.

The Budweiser’s Made In America Festival 2013 show closed with Nine Inch Nails presenting a fabulous multi-media extravaganza, I felt so proud of Philly to be the nexus of pop culture, music and style. The weekend of music showcased the diversity of Philadelphia’s people as they partied, cheered and sang along showing the world why Philly is so cool. After all Philly has the best dancers – always has, always will. I can only imagine what Kanye West will show to the world with the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the background.

Kanye West is an artist that I admire and respect and I’m sure he will recognize the significance of the venue and the opportunity to present his artistic style in fashion, music and technology as a multi-media master. Kanye West has become more than an artist, he has become a pop culture meme with so many fractals of narrative that the idea of Kanye is something different for everybody everywhere. Known primarily as a rapper he collaborates with others to create an experience design that encompasses music, poetry, narrative, message, image, communications and design. From Takashi Murakami‘s cover art for Graduation to wearing the Maison Martin Margiela crystal mask he premiered at his performance at Revel Casino collaborating with Kanye makes the famous even more famous. Visual art is the central theme of Kanye West‘s style recognizing that contemporary audiences see as well as hear music like a kind of synesthesia stimulating multiple senses simultaneously.

Kanye’s presence on Ben Franklin Parkway itself is a work of art, one of the most famous artists on the planet will be within walking distance of my house and seen by millions, maybe billions of people, around the world. Isn’t that the goal of all artists? To be famous in their lifetime, to influence trends and style, to live lavishly and create art so brilliant, so distinct and different it will be remembered forever. Are you as excited as me about the Budweiser’s Made In America FestivalAre you going to the show?

Budweiser Made in America festival returns to Philadelphia for the third consecutive year
Festival benefits the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. Budweiser Made in America festival is the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts.

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

Cause Village Vendors
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

This is the inaugural year of the Budweiser Made in America festival in Los Angeles. Festival benefits the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Budweiser Made in America festival is the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts.

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

Cause Village Vendors
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

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