According to the L.A. Times, the festivity will debut in New York City’s Liberty Island as a free outing for those available to attend. Reportedly, Mary J. Blige will serve as the show’s headliner, but no other artists have been named as of yet.
While this is good news for some, those residing in Los Angeles, Calif. won’t be able to host this year’s concert. Although Mr. Carter’s four-year-old series debuted on the Left Coast in 2014, factors such as noise complaints, crowd control, and other obstacles resulted in the organizers’ cancellation of the event.
“This is not at all a stepping back — this is a reevaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three,” Budweiser VP of marketing Brian Perkins said in an interview with Billboard. “We’re a very ambitious brand, and we have a very ambitious partner in Jay Z, who also dreams big. And we always want to do big, bold things with music under the moniker of Budweiser Made In America.”
The festival will still take place in Philadelphia, Penn. September 5-6.
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