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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jay-Z announces music festival and supports gay marriage

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z announced Monday that he's headed to the City of Brotherly Love this Labor Day weekend to headline the "Budweiser Made in America" festival, which he's also curated.

In partnership with Budweiser and the United Way, Jay-Z has developed a showcase of almost 30 acts from across the musical spectrum, including rock, R&B, Latin, dance and hip-hop. The official lineup will be announced on May 21.

Tickets to the event will go on sale May 23, with Budweiser Facebook fans being able to access the pre-sale on May 22. The concert is expected to cover three stages inside Philly’s Fairmount Park on September 1 and 2.

Jay-Z will wear two hats for the occasion, that of artist as well as that of fundraiser. Proceeds from the event, which is produced by Live Nation, will go to United Way outposts in greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and of course Jay’s beloved New York City. The organization invests cash in local communities and education.  - Courtesy of CNN

I think it is great to see Jay-Z continue to be a positive role-model and am glad to see him supporting United Way and education. On another note I think it was courageous of him to speak out in support of gay marriage. Interesting he once said....

 "I was clappin' them flamers before I became famous " - Jay-Z "U Don't Know"

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