Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer at Los Angeles "Made in America" Music Festival
LOS ANGELES (August 30/31, 2014) – Grammy Award®-winner Kanye West and Billboard chart-topping artist Iggy Azalea were added to the 2014 Los Angeles "Budweiser Made In America" Music Festival line-up which took place at the Los Angeles Grand Park on August 30 and 31. Kanye West headlined both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles "Budweiser Made In America" Music Festivals. Thousands of fans gathered around three large stages to see dozens of performers, including indie pop duo Capital Cities, Pennsylvania rock group Dr. Dog and singer/songwriter ZZ Ward.
For the first time in Los Angeles, this is now one of the country's premier summer festivals. The "Budweiser Made In America" events benefited United Way of Greater Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. Live Nation produced both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles two-day music festivals, delivering must-see performances on both coasts with impressive talent line-up including Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Tiësto and Pharrell in Philadelphia and Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer in Los Angeles. Live Nation, which spent at least $70,000 this year to lobby city officials, according to the city’s ethics website, is currently asking the city to approve its contract to run the Greek Theater, a 5,900-seat outdoor amphitheater in Griffith Park. Live Nation competitor AEG Live/Nederlander is also seeking the lucrative city contract.
LOS ANGELES DAILY LINE-UP for Saturday was Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea, Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Gareth Emery, Schoolboy Q, Borgore, DVBBS, YG, MUTEMATH, Dr. Dog, Hit-Boy, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Cut Snake, GrandTheft. Sunday line-up was Kanye West, John Mayer, Juanes, Weezer, Rise Against, Steve Aoki, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, R3HAB, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Terraplane Sun, Yellow Claw, Will Sparks, Scavenger Hunt, SZA, A Tribe Called Red.
PHILADELPHIA LINE-UP for Saturday was: Kanye West, The National, Steve Aoki, J. Cole, Chromeo, City and Colour, R3HAB, Baauer, Mayer Hawthorne, The Neighbourhood, Holy Ghost, Will Sparks, Destructo, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Young & Sick, Kaneholler. On Sunday the line-up was: Kings of Leon, Tiësto, Pharrell Williams, Girl Talk, Spoon, Grimes, AWOLNATION, Gareth Emery, Tommy Trash, Kongos, Danny Brown, YG, Penguin Prison (DJ Set with Live Vocals), 3Lau, Mimosa, Bleachers, Cut Snake, Bixel Boys, Vacationer.
Last April in Los Angeles, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Budweiser and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced the partnership to bring the spirit of "Budweiser Made In America," to Los Angeles during the 2014 Labor Day weekend. The two-day music festival began in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend 2012 to benefit United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County, and this year delivered twice the amount of music. "Budweiser Made In America" was the first American festival to run simultaneously on both coasts. Performances from both "Budweiser Made In America" sites were available for fans to view with live-streaming.
With the addition of the west coast festival, JAY Z, Live Nation, Budweiser and United Way are committed to improving lives and strengthening local communities in Los Angeles County. United Way will invest the funds raised to ensure more people have the opportunity to reach their potential—through quality schools, good jobs and stable housing. The "Budweiser Made In America" Festival provided the perfect crescendo to summer and coincides with the culmination of "Summer of Success," a multi-pronged approach by Mayor Garcetti to advance youth during the school break by providing them jobs, learning opportunities, and extended programming at City of Los Angeles parks and recreational facilities.
Budweiser, JAY Z and this festival embody the American spirit and enhance the ongoing partnership between the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles. The Philadelphia site returned for Third Consecutive Year at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, benefiting United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County, Penn. The primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. As a result, the money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and needy citizens in these regions.
As a result of last year's "Budweiser Made In America" Festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is investing $300,000 in education and talent development initiatives to enhance cradle-to-career education that ensures all students graduate high school college- and career-ready and equips individuals with the job skills and training they need to secure work that provides a family-sustaining income. The festival also enabled United Way of Lancaster County to invest an additional $100,000 in programs and services that support learning success across the education continuum.
About "Budweiser Made In America" Festival in Philadelphia. Slated for its third year in Philadelphia, the "Budweiser Made In America" Festival will once again attract thousands of visitors and festival-goers to the City of Brotherly Love on Labor Day weekend 2014. After the inaugural two-day music festival in 2012, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the event generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city’s economy. Additionally, the "Budweiser Made In America" Festival benefits local United Way organizations with the goal of having a positive impact on the host community. As a result of the 2012 festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invested more than $350,000 into education and workforce development initiatives. The City of Philadelphia is well-positioned to host the festival once again in 2014: the city is strategically located on the east coast, boasts world-class transportation and amenities, and local officials have experience producing and accommodating big events like the annual Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, the annual Wawa Welcome America Festival for the 4th of July, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2015.