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Jay-Z To Curate, Headline Philadelphia Music Festival: Report

May 14, 2012 by music news · Leave a Comment 

Brandon Fuller

Before he toasts his hometown’s new basketball team with a concert at the new Brooklyn Nets arena in September, Jay-Z will reportedly take a trip down the turnpike to headline and curate his own two-day festival in Philadelphia.

According to the New York Times , the rapper will star in the Budweiser Made in America music festival, which will invade Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Sept. 1 and 2. Jay-Z and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter are expected to officially announce the festival at a press conference on Monday morning.

The festival is reportedly being produced by Live Nation, with tickets going on sale on May 23. No other performers have been revealed yet.

Later that month — Sept. 28, to be exact — Jay-Z will perform at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn to celebrate the borough’s new basketball franchise, which he partially owns. Last month, the Brooklyn Nets revealed their new team logo, which was personally designed by the rapper.

The Budweiser Made in America festival would offer a nice book-end to Philadelphia’s hip-hop-centric summer festivals, with the Roots Picnic fest taking place on the first weekend of June for the fifth straight year on June 2-3.

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