With Labor Day on the horizon, most of us would consider this to be the last official week of summer. This weekend, some will head to barbecues, others will spend some quiet time with home, and then there are those of us who know there is still time to squeeze in one more festival. This weekend Budweiser will be hosting it's third annual Made In America Music Festival. Previous years have only been held in Philadelphia but this year the festival is expanding to a second home in Los Angeles. Both festivals will go live at their respective locations this weekend on Saturday August 30th, and Sunday August 31st.
Leading up to the tour, Budweiser threw a series of free concerts all across America to get the word out. At each of the shows around the country, Budweiser brought top acts from multiple genres to lavish parties in the spirit of promotion. Artists included Dillon Francis, Viceroy, GRiZ, Cash Cash, Moon Taxi, Girl Talk, The Revivalists, Stop Light Observations, The Chainsmokers, The White Panda, and many more. Last week, we were able to attend the New York City Stop at Hammerstein Ballroom to see Chromeo and Cherub and the show left us wanting more. Tip of the hat to the guys in Budweiser's marketing team for making the desire to go see the festival that much more gripping. Perhaps one of the best parts of the whole experience was that the tickets for each of these events were free as long as you RSVP'ed on the Budweiser website.
Although only two to three performers were at each stop on the concert tour, the festivals will contain a multitude of performers and stages over the two day span. While both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles festivals will host a few of the same performers such as Kanye West, Steve Aoki, and Gareth Emery. Each festival will have some performances that are exclusive to their location. For example, in LA you will be able to see Yellow Claw, Rise Against, Cypress Hill, and Borgore. Where as in Philly you will get a chance to see Tommy Trash, Tiesto, Kings of Leon, and Pharrell Williams.
Music is not the only thing to experience at the Made In America Festivals this year either. At each festival, there will be a variety of gourmet food trucks as well as different art exhibits placed around the festival grounds. Another amazing aspect MIA will be bringing back this year is the free filtered water stations around the festival site. Fans can bring a container to the station and the MIA crew will fill it with water for the low, low cost of nothing. Budweiser products will also be readily available to the fans who are 21+ and are located in the MIA beer gardens that surround the stages. Regardless of whether you live on the east coast or the west coast, this is a great way to close out the summer. So grab some friends and your festival gear and head down to Made in America this weekend for what is sure to be a good time. Make sure to check out the trailer below and click on the link to take a look at the line up!