(AllHipHop News) It appears Jay Z is taking his Made In America festival to the West Coast. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a news conference with Jay, L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council President Herb Wesson, and Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins is scheduled for today.
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Jay is expected to announce the 2-day festival will be scheduled for Labor Day weekend in the city’s Grand Park. Around 50,000 people are estimated to attend.
District 14 Councilman Jose Huizar previously expressed concerns about the proposed event. Huizar claimed the agreement between the city and festival organizers was done without his input. As the preparations and announcements appear to be moving forward, Huizar’s office is still questioning the showcase.
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“We have questions over whether that is the best use for Grand Park, the so-called ‘people’s park,'” Huizar spokesperson Rick Coca told the L.A. Times. “If it is, what is the public — that is the city and downtown Los Angeles community — getting in return?”
The Budweiser Made In America Festival was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2012 and 2013. Acts that have performed at past shows include Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Pearl Jam, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, and Nine Inch Nails.
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