Pop-Press: Made in America 2014 – One Weekend, Two Coasts

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The summer is rapidly coming to an end and that means all those lazy days on the beach, all those backyard BBQ’s and all those excuses to wear shorts to work are going out the window in a matter of months.

However, the end of summer also signifies one of the most fantastic musical festivals of the year — the Budweiser Made in America Festival. Founded by Jay-Z, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Budweiser, this festival has become a fertile crescent of good times as it brings together the biggest names in music together under one roof.

This year, things are a’changing as the festival, which will take place August 30 and August 31, will now emanate from the fest’s birthplace of Philadelphia and in Los Angeles — make it a concurrent, bi-coastal music festival.

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PHILADELPHIA DAILY LINE-UP

Saturday August 30

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

Sunday August 31

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

LOS ANGELES DAILY LINE-UP

Saturday August 30

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 August 31

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

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.

Bill Bodkin is the gray bearded owner, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Pop Break. Most importantly, he is lucky husband, and proud father to a beautiful daughter named Sophie. He can be seen regularly on the site reviewing The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and is the host of the site's podcast, The BreakCast. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism & English. Follow him on Twitter: @BodkinWrites