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Made In America Festival To Return To Philadelphia, Expand To Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Jay-Z is bringing his Made in America music festival back to Philadelphia…and expanding it to Los Angeles.

The music mogul was joined by the city’s mayor Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall to announce the two-day concert, which is planned for Labor Day weekend and will be held simultaneously with one in Philadelphia. (See Previous Story)

Performers have yet to be announced.

“For the third year in a row, Labor Day weekend in the City of Philadelphia will offer a unique combination of entertainment, culture and community, with the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway as the backdrop for the ‘East Coast’ Budweiser Made in America Festival,” said Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter in a release. “There is something for everyone: Festival ticket-holders, cultural institution visitors and those with business on the Parkway are all welcome to take part in a relaxing weekend of holiday fun. With the success of the last two years in Philadelphia, the Budweiser Made in America Festival is expanding into a bi-coastal event which will bring the spirit of ‘Made in America’ to even more music fans across the country.”

Last year’s show in Philadelphia included a number of big name acts including Beyonce, Imagine Dragons, Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar. The previous year featured Jay-Z himself, Philly’s own Meek Mill, Gary Clark Jr., Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, Drake and Run-DMC among many others.

Organizers say Made in America will be the first festival to run simultaneously on both coasts.

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