Jay-Z Announces Summer Music Festival in Los Angeles

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Jay-Z has officially trumped wife Beyonce Knowles’ surprise appearance at Coachella:  Hova is bringing an entire festival to the City of Angels.

Yesterday, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins stood on the steps of City Hall downtown to announce that they’re collectively bringing the spirit of “Budweiser Made In America,” to LA  during the 2014 Labor Day weekend.

The two-day music festival began in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend 2012 to benefit United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County, and this year will deliver twice the amount of music. Live Nation will produce both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles two-day music festivals, delivering must-see performances on both coasts. Details and lineups for both festival locations will be announced at a later date.

“Budweiser Made In America” will be the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts. Performances from both “Budweiser Made In America” sites will be available for fans to view with live-streaming.

Jay-Z, Live Nation, Budweiser and United Way are focused on proving that they’re committed to improving lives and strengthening local communities in Los Angeles County; United Way will invest the funds raised to ensure more people in Los Angeles are able to have better education, better jobs and stable housing.

The “Budweiser Made In America” Festival coincides with the culmination of “Summer of Success,” a multi-pronged approach by Mayor Garcetti to advance youth during the school break by providing them jobs, learning opportunities, and extended programming at City of Los Angeles parks and recreational facilities.

The festival will take place on August 30-31 on Grand Park Park in downtown LA; 2 Day Early Bird pre-sale tickets are available now at www.livenation.com. There’s in no word yet on who will be included in the line-up.

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