A press conference went from a few words by Mayor Nutter to a crowd Chanting “HO-VA! HO-VA! HO-VA!” today on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Reps from Budweiser, the United Way, the city (Mayor Nutter) and of course, Jay-Z, announced that they will be orchestrating a two-day festival in Philadelphia at the very beginning of September 2012.
“Right out on the parkway…I think we know a little bit about music here in Philadelphia”, said Mayor Michael Nutter about the gigantic music festival being hosted in the city of brotherly love. Boasting over twenty artists slated to perform at the event, Made In America will benefit the United Way in furthering education around the Philadelphia area.
“There’s no better person that defines “Made In America” than Jay-Z. Entrepeneur, artist, businessman and a great guy”, said a rep from Budweiser, who have also been responsible for another cultural phenomenon called SUPERFEST.
“Everyone knows I have a love affair with Philly,” said the hip-hop legend on a first name basis with “Mike Nutter”. “From the talented artists I’ve signed from here to the filmwork I’m about to do with Will Smith” said HOVA, “We already have 70% of the artists confirmed, so its going to be a great day in Philly.”
No potential artists for the event were directly announced during the announcement, although Philadelphia rapper, Freeway, was also in attendance. Regardless, with over twenty acts to perfom on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the 1st and 2nd of September will an event not to be missed.
“I think this concert will push the culture forward,” said Jay-Z. “I’m always down to make my momma proud.”