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Pop / Rock 25/06/2015

Beyonce & The Weeknd Headline The 2015 'Budweiser Made In America' Festival

Beyonce & The Weeknd Headline The 2015 'Budweiser Made In America' Festival
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Live Nation Entertainment) What:
"Budweiser Made In America," the JAY Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a fourth season.

This concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result of this concert, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions. As a result of last year's Budweiser Made in America festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is investing more than $300,000 into education and talent development initiatives to enhance cradle-to-career education that ensures all students graduate high school college- or career-ready and equips individuals with the job skills and training they need to secure work that provides a family-sustaining income. The festival also enabled United Way of Lancaster County to invest an additional $100,000 in programs and services in Education, Financial Stability and Health.

Who:
Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Axwell^Ingrosso, J. Cole, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Banks, Meek Mill, Big Sean, A-Trak, Duke Dumont, Santigold, Nick Jonas, Metric, De La Soul, G-Eazy, Future, GTA, Claude VonStroke, Action Bronson, DJ Mustard, Earl Sweatshirt, Fabolous, Vic Mensa, Jacob Plant, Gryffn, Halsey, Saint Motel, Young Rising Sons, Grits & Biscuits

Where:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA
Ticket Purchase:
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for the "Budweiser Made In America" Festival before the general public beginning Thursday, June 25th at 10:00 am EDT through Sunday, June 28th at 10:00 pm EDT. Tickets for the general public can be purchased on Monday, June 29th at 12:00 pm EDT at www.livenation.com.

Ongoing Festival Information:
For the latest on the "Budweiser Made In America" Festival, please be sure to visit: www.madeinamericafest.com

About Shawn "JAY Z" Carter
Since 1996, 21-time GRAMMY award-winner, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter has been a dominant force in popular culture. With multiple businesses and accolades across the recording industry and strong relationships with global investment leaders like Warren Buffet, JAY Z personifies the "American Dream." Among his achievements, Carter has served as President of Def Jam Recordings, launched the successful "Made In America" festival and acquired luxury spirits brand Armand De Brignac. In 2013, Carter launched Roc Nation Sports, whose roster includes three-time NBA scoring champion and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and MLB All-Star Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano. Most recently, Carter purchased in the global streaming service, TIDAL, in 2015.

Carter is active in giving back to the community, most notably through his philanthropic work through the Shawn Carter Foundation. The Foundation, founded in 2002, is dedicated to helping individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education, encouraging them to tap into their potential. Since the foundation launched, Shawn Carter Scholars are studying at over 100 institutions of higher education throughout the nation.






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