Surprise! Made in America 2022 tickets just went on sale this morning… No acts have been announced, yet… But tickets are on sale.
Philadelphia. Home to all things independent and fierce. Without a hint of warning, Made in America 2022, curator-founder Jay-Z’s two-day local music festival “and staple of Labor Day Weekend,” just got its return date with Philly’s Art Museum area (the neighbors will love hearing this) for Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 with early bird tickets going on sale, right… about… now! Available HERE.
That’s right. No one is yet booked or announced for Made in America 2022, so you’re buying on blind faith.
“From the inaugural festival in 2012 to now, Made In America has had a home on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. We have seen some of music’s most iconic moments and built a community rooted in the Philadelphia community,” writes Desiree Perez, the CEO of ROC Nation, Jay-Z’s longtime team behind the festival. “We’re thrilled to return for another year of music and culture, bringing the brightest and most powerful voices in music and advocacy to one stage.”
Let the guessing game begin as to who will headline, especially when you need to balance 2022 off of Made in America’s recently booked past – at least as far back as the pre-pandemic. No longer booking rock or alternative acts as it did at its start (and who is around, anyway, that isn’t already touring), and usually working against what The Roots and Live Nation welcome for The Roots Picnic in June, a good bet, beyond its usuals in hip hop, R&B and dance music, is, of course, pop. Last year, that meant that Justin Bieber was the Sunday night name-above-the-title (with Lil Baby being the hip hop headliner on Saturday) with other guests such as Kehlani, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Durk and Young Thug high up on the bill.
As far as pop goes, Olivia Rodrigo (who is selling out mid-sized theaters such as The Met Philly next month) and Glass Animals could go to the top of the headlining class, as could Jack Harlow, GAYLE and The Kid LAROI, the latter of whom made his presence known during Biebs’ late night set in 2021. For thrills and chills, so could Harry Styles who will be touring the UK and European territories this summer and winter, but has his September free.
Where hip hop is concerned, certainly Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Durk can move up to headlining status for 2022, as could Young Thug. Plus, don’t be surprised if Kodak Black and Latto show up as each have ruled supreme this spring on the charts.
“The festival not only honors artists and music fans, but supports the community that has been its home for over a decade,” writes Roc Nation’s CEO. “Since the inaugural two-day concert in 2012, the event has generated over $150 million in economic impact for the city of Philadelphia. The festival’s ever important Cause Village, which benefits organizations that are vital to accomplishing much needed positive work in Philadelphia and beyond, will also be returning.”
For the latest on the Made In America 2022 Festival visit www.madeinamericafest.com.