Budweiser Made in America Festival
United States of America
Until Sun Aug 31
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Apr 8 2014
The crowds and barricades may prevent you from running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art a la Sly Stallone in Rocky, but you can still raise your arms in triumph as you zigzag between the two main stages of the MIA Festival, head-bopping to the latest hit-makers in hip hop, rock and EDM. Co-founded and curated by rapper/renaissance man Jay Z, MIA skews heavily towards MCs, DJs and the youngsters that love them—witness last year’s lineup highlighted by Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa and Deadmau5. Of course, King Jay himself headlined at the inaugural 2012 fest, and with Queen Bey shutting it down last year, we’re thinking Blue Ivy in 2014.