Originally posted on Variety:
A Jay Z “curated” music festival being staged in downtown Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend will run concurrently with one in Philadelphia.
On the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, the music mogul and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the Budweiser Made in America Festival, a west coast version of the two-year old event in Philadelphia. The lineup of artists will be announced in early May, but the intent is to feature musicians from an array of different genres. Although he is playing a role in the selection of artists, it is still unclear if Jay Z himself will perform.
Before a gathering of media reporters and city officials, Jay Z said that they chose Los Angeles’ Grand Park for the Aug. 30-31 festival because of its central location, a contrast to other festivals in rural areas.
“It is inclusion, it is not exclusive,” he said. “It is…
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