18 acts announced for Philly’s Made in America concert series

    Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Odd Future and D’Angelo are among the more than 20 acts scheduled to appear in Philly Labor Day weekend for the Budweiser-sponsored Made in America concert.Hip-hop artist Jay-Z announced the concert last week on the Art Museum steps, but didn’t reveal who’d be performing.

    Maybach Music (feat. Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill), Passion Pit, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Savoy (DJ set) and The Knocks are also tapped to appear, with more acts expected. Jay-Z himself will also perform, though there’s no mention of whether wife Beyonce will grace the Parkway with her presence.Also up in the air is President Barack Obama. Jay-Z told Rolling Stone he’d give the president a call and request a little Al Green.

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