Something For The Stay-At-Homes

What’s that? You say you can’t make it to Philadelphia for Jay-Z’s “Budweiser Made In America” festival or travel to New York City for three days of “Electric Zoo?” Make sure you turn on your computer, crank up the radio and blast your neighbors because both events have something for the fans at home.

“Electric Zoo” is taking over New York City’s Randall’s Island Friday through Sunday. With main stage headliners including David Guetta, Pretty Lights, Laidback Luke and more, the EDM blowout is a 72-hour party that says goodbye to summer in one massive beat-driven sonic celebration.

But if you can’t make the trek to NYC, you can bring the festival to you via SiriusXM. The satellite music service is pumping out “Electric Zoo” as it happens on its electronic dance music channel 52, through early Monday.

While “Electric Zoo” beams down to your radio from space, Jay-Z’s “Budweiser Made In America Festival” taking place at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sept. 1-2, will stream live on the ’Net.

You can see all the action, including The Hives, Run DMC, Passion Pit, Miike Snow and Jill Scott, via the festival’s YouTube webcast.

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Of course, a YouTube stream may not be the best way to go if you’re doing something that requires a careful eye this weekend, say, driving a car, for example. That’s where Internet radio outfit Pandora comes in. The Internet radio outfit has partnered with Budweiser to provide live streams, a first for the online service.

“Made In America” will stream on YouTube and Pandora from 2 p.m. through 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“We partnered with YouTube and Pandora because we want to bring the festival experience beyond those lucky festival-goers who will experience the inaugural ‘Budweiser Made In America’ in person,” VP of Budweiser for Anheuser-Busch Rob McCarthy said. “We are thrilled to be able to bring music lovers the amazing roster of talent that will perform in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. Budweiser’s live streaming partnership with both YouTube and Pandora is an example of our commitment to music fans everywhere.”

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Workmen make preparations for the "Made In America" music festival in Philadelphia.

Of course, you can forego satellite radio and Internet streaming by simply buying a ticket and going to one of the festivals. For more info, including ticket availabilities, click here for “Electric Zoo” and here for “Made In America.”