Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jay-Z to hold Made in America Festival in Philly

And a good union American-made brewing company -- Budweiser -- is co-sponsoring it.

The two-day festival will be held on Labor Day weekend.  According to Rolling Stone,
The festival, curated by Jay-Z himself, will feature a roster of nearly 30 acts from many different genres on three stages at Fairmount Park on September 1st and 2nd. 
The event, produced by Live Nation, will benefit United Ways in greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and New York City. The organization works to invest money in local communities and education. 
As of yet, Jay-Z is the only confirmed act on the bill. Tickets for the festival will go on sale May 23rd, with a pre-sale on May 22nd.
Jay-Z talks about the festival and the American "pick-yourself-up-from-the-bootstraps" spirit here.

We hope the "Made in America" label applies to every aspect of the festival, not just the music and the beer. And we hope Jay-Z recognizes that unions are quintessentially American -- and that no one picks themselves up from the bootstraps by themselves.