The annual Made In America Festival produced by Live Nation has become a Philadelphia tradition, returning to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway each and every year in Philadelphia during Labor Day Weekend, giving fans a reason to get out and celebrate with some of the hottest names in music or artists who will soon become the biggest names in music. The two-day music festival is curated annually by Jay-Z himself, and we have got to give it up for him as each year he somehow chooses the hottest music artists today and adds in those who he thinks will be taking off rapidly usually becoming the next year’s headliners. The festival return for the eighth year in Philadelphia bringing another stacked lineup of incredible performers to the parkway.
Headlining the festival for day one, August 31st, was the hottest female rapper in the industry right now, Cardi B. Returning to the festival for the second time, the first being in 2017 as the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker, but now she is headlining with a full album and numerous collaborative efforts showcasing her talents to the masses. Her unfortunately short set was about 60 minutes long but it was full of ALL of her songs and her hits filling the setlist with fan-favorite songs like “Money,” “Drip,” “Be Careful,” “Please Me,” “I Like It,” “Finesse” and of course her latest single “Press” and the song that put her on the maps “Bodak Yellow.” Early on in her set she showcased some of her roots showing off some strip-club moves during her song “Money Bag,” pausing to tell the crowd that, “I’ve always had a special love for Philly — even when I was a stripper.”
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We were stunned by how amazing of an entertainer Cardi B was, we also got to check out a bunch of other amazing artists throughout day one of the iconic music festival like JuiceWrld, Rosalia, Jorja Smith, Bazzi, Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, Dominic Fike, Melii and Grace Carter.
Check out some photos from Day 1 below: