VIDEO: Jay Z Rocks Out to Beyonce in the Made in America Crowd

He’s got 99 problems, and apparently getting an on-stage seat for his wife’s Made in America concert was one.

It looks like Jay Z took matters into his own hands at this past Saturday’s Made in America bash by joining the massive crowd gathered along the Parkway to see Beyonce perform live. He’s seen here jamming out to the Queen wearing a gray hoodie next to Nick Jonas, of all people.


10 Bootylicious Beyonce Instagrams From Made In America

Unless you’ve been hiding under a huge Made in America rock, you most likely know that Beyonce herself made audiences “bow down” during Saturday night’s Made in America festivities. The Queen herself posted some amazing shots on her Instagram account of her Philly appearance, and, of course, so did her loyal fans. We rounded up ten of our favorite booylicious posts that show Beyonce in action in front of our iconic Art Museum.

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SEPTA Increasing Train Service for Made in America

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Center City will be a mess this weekend, with thousands of revelers heading to the Parkway for the 2015 Made in America Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday. To keep things running as smoothly as possible, SEPTA has announced it will increase train and rail service throughout the weekend. They’ve also released information about any interrupted routes so you don’t get on a detoured bus.

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Beyoncé to Headline Made in America Festival

Beyoncé will headline one night of the fourth-annual Made in America Festival. R&B artist The Weeknd will headline the other. It is Beyoncé’s second time headlining a night at the festival; she previously closed out the first night in 2013.

Other artists on the bill include De La Soul, Axwell & Ingrosso, J. Cole, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Banks, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Future, Santigold, Nick Jonas, Matric, A-Trak and DJ Mustard. Philly’s own Creepoid is also playing the show. Read more »

“Made in America” Festival Staying Home This Year

Photo | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Photo | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

That didn’t last long.

A year ago, Jay Z announced that his “Made in America” music festival, which had originated in Philadelphia, was expanding to include Los Angeles — and a few locals fretted we were losing our spot at the center of Hova’s universe.

Nope. There will be no “Made in America” in  L.A. this year, meaning most of the festival will be hosted in Philadelphia. (A second, free concert might be held in New York.) Read more »

Here Are the Concerts You Can’t Miss in Philly This Summer

Well, the City of Philadelphia has officially announced our 4th of July concert festivities, and what a lame lineup it is. But never fear. There are still plenty of other shows worth checking out this summer. These are our favorites. Note: Click on a performer’s name for direct link to the official ticket site.


Taylor Swift plays Lincoln Financial Field on

1. Taylor Swift

When she dropped her earworm 1989 last fall, Taylor Swift effectively made the crossover from country-pop to pop-pop, shedding some of her down-home Berks County roots along the way. These days, Tay-Tay, as her fans call her, is all about New York City, where she rubs elbows with famous pals Beyoncé and Jay Z and lives it up in a $20 million penthouse. But to us, the 25-year-old Wyomissing gal will always be a Pennsylvanian, and we’ll come from far and wide this month when she plays a two-night homecoming at Lincoln Financial Field.

Like beloved quasi-local crooner Bruce Springsteen, Swift is among a handful of artists who have sold out the Linc—something she’s done three times. Better get your tickets fast. Lincoln Financial Field, June 12th and 13th. —Josh Middleton

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PHOTOS: Made in America, Days 1 and 2

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Made in America Edition

Photo | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Photo | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

The Made in America music festival takes over the Parkway again this weekend. Mentioning the arrival of a music festival is kind of like saying, “It’s supposed to snow this weekend:” For some, the news inspires a flurry of squeals and jumping for joy, and for others, it inspires the urge to lock themselves in the safety of their homes until it’s over. But regardless of how you feel about music festivals, I’m betting you’ll enjoy this music-festival inspired playlist.

This week, we’ve loaded the workout playlist with artists that will be playing at Made in America, like Kanye West, Grimes, Pharrell and more. Plus, for your listening pleasure, we’ve sprinkled in some songs that just scream “America”—think Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Krativz and the Beach Boys. So whether you’re braving the Parkway to get your sweat on along Kelly Drive this weekend or just dancing in your crowd-free living room, these beats will keep you moving.

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