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Janelle Monae, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Miguel top Made in America lineup
The Made in America lineup is finally here, and this year, the highly-anticipated annual festival will bring a diverse, dozens-strong roster of artists to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival will take place September 1 and 2 — just about 90 days away, not that we’re counting.
Up in the top headlining slots are rappers Nicki Minaj and Post Malone, but this is the kind of festival lineup that merits more than a glance at the smaller print. Some of the standouts include the eclectic and awesome Janelle Monáe, fresh off the release of her new album Dirty Computer, as well as R&B star Miguel, and pop singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Meek Mill, who has become somewhat of a hometown hero lately, will also appear for what is sure to be a triumphant set.
Way down at the bottom — but much higher up in our hearts — is Philly singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Orion Sun, who released a debut album called A Collection of Fleeting Moments and Daydreams last year. Other local acts on the bill include Philly’s Zahsosaa, Camden’s Mir Fontane, Scranton’s Wicca Phase Springs Eternal and Montclair’s Forth Wanderers.
Check out the full lineup below and find more information at madeinamericafest.com.