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Made in America 2014; the acts, crowds and scene

The two-day Made in America music festival took over downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park over Labor Day weekend. The event, the brainchild of rap mogul Jay Z, hoped to draw up to 50,000 people to a variety of musical acts that included Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer.

  • Report: Made in America festival boosted city coffers, economic activity

    Report: Made in America festival boosted city coffers, economic activity

    A two-day music festival held in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park last year netted an estimated $31,000 for city coffers, according to an economic analysis of the event released this week. The Budweiser Made in America Festival produced an estimated $792,000 in revenue for the city, said the report prepared...

  • Made in America fest adds $144,000 to Grand Park events coffers

    Made in America fest adds $144,000 to Grand Park events coffers

    The recent Made in America Festival, the first big pop concert in Grand Park, generated $144,000 in rental income that will be funneled into increasing regular programming in the downtown park. It’s up to the Music Center, which has a contract to run the county-owned park, to decide how to use...

  • Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

    Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

    Was Made in America more about bringing down barriers or putting them up? For Mayor Eric Garcetti, the two-day music festival, which wrapped up Sunday evening at downtown L.A.'s Grand Park, was a chance to advertise his interest in trimming red tape at City Hall. City officials worked to smooth...

  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council offices, according to a statement released Wednesday...

  • Kanye West goes overtime at Made in America

    Kanye West goes overtime at Made in America

    Kanye West wore several intimidating, face-obscuring masks during his headlining set at the Budweiser Made in America festival on Sunday, but underneath each of them, he told fans, was a good guy. “People say that I’m a bad person,” West said through a red patterned mask that covered his entire...

  • Made in America: Kanye West declares intentions, executes perfectly

    Made in America: Kanye West declares intentions, executes perfectly

    Kanye West played the foot of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles -- there's something you don't see every day. Especially while wearing a high-art chain mail mask that covered his entire head, making him look like Daft Punk's arch-nemesis. Closing out the first Los Angeles installment of the Made...

  • Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

    Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

    Made in America stumbles logistically as the festival makes its L.A. debut in downtown's Grand Park. Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Weezer were among the acts pumping up the patient crowds.

  • Made in America fest winds down with arrests but no major issues

    Made in America fest winds down with arrests but no major issues

    The Made in America festival at Los Angeles' Grand Park came to a close Sunday night with a performance by rapper Kanye West, after a day marked by scorching heat but no major security issues. The second day of the festival drew a slightly larger crowd than the first, with more than 37,000 tickets...

  • Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans

    Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans

    "Sing so loud Jay Z can hear it," Chance the Rapper hollered Sunday from one of two stages in front of Los Angeles City Hall. It was a reference to the hip-hop mogul and mastermind behind the two-day Budweiser Made in America festival, where established chart-toppers such as rock band Weezer, local...

  • Made in America Los Angeles: Day 2

    Made in America Los Angeles: Day 2

    Scenes from the second day of the Made in America festival in downtown Los Angeles.

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