28 performances, on 3 stages, over the course of one weekend. That's the pitch for the Budweiser-sponsored "Made in America Fest," set to kick off this Saturday in Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It's the inaugural Made in America music festival, and if you can't make it to the city of brotherly love, YouTube and Pandora apparently have your back.
Mashable is reporting that both YouTube and Pandora will be live streaming the festival to music lovers everywhere. For YouTube, this is old (but still cool) news. They've been streaming festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Lollapalooza for years. But this does mark the first time that Pandora will dedicate itself to streaming a weekend music festival.
You should be able to access the live streams from 2pm to 11pm on both days of the concert. Clips from the festival should remain available on YouTube for a month after the festival is over.
Made in America is rapper Jay-Z's baby, as he has curated all of the talent. Performers included Skrillex, Passion Pit, D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Drake, Odd Future, Mike Snow, and more. Yesterday, we heard that Ron Howard has signed on to direct the film of the festival. He told the Hollywood Reporter that the film will be "a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be Made in America -- what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist" - not just your typical concert documentary.