After spending two successive Labor Day weekends in Philadelphia, the Jay Z–curated, Budweiser-sponsored Made in America makes an ambitious leap westward. Despite all the apprehension by locals and what has been at times tepid support from city officials, the festival's first incarnation features some of the biggest names in pop music. With stage names that celebrate the city's flair, the weekend's festivities boast as headliners firebrand Kanye West, current hip-hop princess Iggy Azalea, John Mayer and Imagine Dragons. Add to the equation local favorites Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, along with a smorgasbord of electronica outfits, and this concert differentiates itself from the slew of other large-scale events in the city by unabashedly catering to the mainstream, which may not be a bad thing. Also Sunday, Aug. 31.
Sat., Aug. 30, noon, 2014
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