Made in America Festival 2013: Our 100 favorite photos (slide show)

Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Deadmau5 and more heated up the stages at Jay Z's annual Labor Day weekend music festival in Philadelphia.

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  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Deadmau5 performs a DJ set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Solange performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Phoenix performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Miguel performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    Phoenix lead singer Thomas Mars dives into the crowd during a performance at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    Beyoncé performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Wiz Khalifa performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Imagine Dragons performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Queens of the Stone Age perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    Emeli Sandé performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Deadmau5 performs a DJ set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    The Gaslight Anthem performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Phoenix performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The 2013 Made in America Festival took place August 31–September 1, 2013, at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Solange performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Empire of the Sun performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    A$AP Rocky performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

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    Fitz and the Tantrums perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

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    2 Chainz performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Deadmau5 performs a DJ set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Nine Inch Nails perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Imagine Dragons performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Phoenix performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Miguel shows off his abs during a performance at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Solange performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Deadmau5 performs a DJ set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Queens of the Stone Age perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Gaslight Anthem performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Wiz Khalifa performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Chuck D of Public Enemy performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    A$AP Rocky performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Wavves perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Solange performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Fitz and the Tantrums perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2 Chainz performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Skateboarders perform stunts at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Phoenix performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Jay Rock performs during Kendrick Lamar's set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    Ab-Soul performs during Kendrick Lamar's set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

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    Schoolboy Q performs during Kendrick Lamar's set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Wavves perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Imagine Dragons performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Deadmau5 performs a DJ set at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Emeli Sandé performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Gaslight Anthem performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Miguel performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Solange performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Fitz and the Tantrums perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Phoenix performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Wiz Khalifa performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2 Chainz performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Queens of the Stone Age perform at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The 2013 Made in America Festival took place August 31–September 1, 2013, at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The 2013 Made in America Festival took place August 31–September 1, 2013, at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Music fans enjoy the festivities at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia.

Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Haim performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31, 2013.


In the midst of the negative press surrounding this year's tragedy-stricken Electric Zoo fest, it seemed as though the music media forgot that just an hour away in Philly, one of the world’s most powerful entertainers, Jay Z, was putting on a Labor Day blowout of gigantic proportions: the Made in America Festival. And that’s a shame, because despite having a lower degree of headline-grabbing drama than its NYC counterpart, Made in America hosted a slew of wonderful performances and unforgettable moments.

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, 36 acts took the stage at Philadelphia’s historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, playing for a crowd of tens of thousands. The festival's real coup was nabbing an extremely eclectic lineup: Bona fide rock gods (Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age) played alongside hip-hop’s best and brightest (A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar) as well as such elder statesmen as Public Enemy. Live at TONY favorite Miguel kept things cool amid the sweltering humidity during his Sunday afternoon set. Showgoers always want to dance, and Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner ensured that they would. Bonus: Made in America featured both Knowles sisters! Beyoncé headlined Saturday night, while li'l sis Solange did her thing Sunday. Though he didn't perform, fest honcho Jay Z was spotted frequently on the grounds, nodding in approval of his latest pop triumph.


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