‘Made In America’ x 2

Jay Z, Live Nation, Budweiser and United Way are planning not one but two Made In America festivals this year happening in Los Angeles and Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend Aug. 30-31.

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Jay-Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles.

The twin festivals were announced at a media event that took place this morning on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and featured Jay Z along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, United Way Of Greater Los Angeles President/CEO Elise Buik and Budweiser VP Brian Perkins among the VIPs.  The dual Made In America events will mark the first time two major music festivals take place simultaneously on both coasts in the U.S.  Both events will stream the action live online.

Made In America will command Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles and will take place at its original Benjamin Franklin Parkway location in Philadelphia. Lineups have not yet been revealed.

Benefitting United Way operations on both coasts, the 2013 made In America In America resulted in the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey investing $300,000 in education and talent development initiatives to enable all students to not only graduate but to ensure that they have the skills employers are looking for.

Two-day early bird tickets for both cities went on sale today with Philadelphia passes priced at $99.50 and Los Angeles sporting a $125 price tag.  Check out MadeInAmerica.com for more information.