Budweiser Made In America won't return to Los Angeles
Made In America will still rule Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, but Budweiser announced a few changes for the 2015 iteration of the young music festival. Namely, the concert won’t return to Los Angeles, as confirmed by the Los Angeles Times. (Billboard had reported that a one-day show would happen at New York City’s Liberty Island on June 21, with Mary J. Blige leading the way, but that article has since been deleted by the site.)
According to a rep from Budweiser, the company has a partnership with the National Parks, but no concerts have been confirmed at this time.
“We want to work with the Parks to reintroduce them to a new generation,” Budweiser vice president of marketing Brian Perkins said in the deleted Billboard piece. “And therefore, we want to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences that raise awareness of the parks to get people out and to give back.”
Regarding a sequel concert to L.A., where Jay Z was required to meet with city mayor Eric Garcetti and hold court in public and sell it before the 2014 show, Perkins said, “This is a re-evaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three.”
The lineup for Philly’s weekend, the parent festival, is expected to be revealed in a handful of days.
This post has been updated to remove references to the possible New York show.