Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.
Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a news conference Wednesday to announce the music festival, which is planned for Labor Day weekend and will be held simultaneously with one in Philadelphia. They did not announce the lineup of performers or address residents' concerns about the venue -- a park in downtown Los Angeles that is crossed by several streets and partially surrounded by residential buildings.
The Made in America festival could draw 50,000 concertgoers, Garcetti said.
Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, wants to create a festival that brings together diverse musical genres, where "all walks of life and all people can come, and it's in the city and it's not some far-off place that you can't get to -- no disrespect to any other festivals," he said. It was an obvious dig at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held in the desert more than two hours east of Los Angeles. Jay Z and wife Beyonc
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