Made In America Festival 2012
Budweiser Made in America Festival is an annual music festival held in Philadelphia and formerly simultaneously held in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Anheuser–Busch and produced by Live Nation, the event features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres including hip hop, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM.
Budweiser Made in America Festival was founded in 2012 by American rapper, record producer and business mogul Jay-Z, as a way to bring together music and culture. The inaugural event was held on September 1–2, 2012 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. It grossed $5 million in ticket sales and attracted nearly 80,000 people. Philadelphia city officials reported that the festival generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city and covered all municipal costs associated with the event.
In 2012 Pearl Jam were joined onstage by Jay Z to perform the song “99 Problems”.For their appearance at the festival, the band earned $2 million.
As of 2012, the festival features three stages of live music: Rocky Stage, Liberty Stage, and Freedom Tent (which features primarily electronic music). The festival also features an array of vendors, food trucks, carnival games, refillable water stations, and portable toilets.
Location: Philadelphia PA
Dates: September 1- 2nd 2012
Years Active- 2012–present
Genres- Hip Hop, Indie Rock Experimental, EDM, Alternative Rock, R&B