Budweiser Made In America Music Festival Day 2

Day 2 of M.I.A. packed just as much of a musical punch as the first.  All the acts that hit the stage brought their A game with them.  Turn UP!

Miguel brought the sexy when he hit the stage.

Miguel brought the sexy when he hit the stage.

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Miguel glided across the stage with moves reminiscent of Prince

Miguel glided across the stage with moves reminiscent of Prince.

Even though it felt like 2 million degrees, the crowd kept the party going.

Even though it felt like 2 million degrees, the crowd kept the party going.

Next up was the Taylor Gang King himself, WIz Khalifa

Next up was the Taylor Gang King himself, WIz Khalifa

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Absolutely LOVED when he brought out his baby Amber Rose. (B.T. Dubs Amber is from Philly!)

Absolutely LOVED when he brought out his baby Amber Rose. (B.T. Dubs Amber is from Philly!)

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis brought a little West Cost flavor to M.I.A. and duo did not disappoint.

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Of course they had to take us to the "Thrift Shop"

Of course they had to take us to the “Thrift Shop

Calvin Harris could not be stopped on the 1's and 2's

Calvin Harris could not be stopped on the 1’s and 2’s and his visual effects were CRAZY!

Last but certainly not least Nine Inch Nails closed the festival out and blew the crowd away with their awesome performance.

Last but certainly not least Nine Inch Nails closed the festival out and blew the crowd away with their awesome performance.

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M.I.A was unbelievable this year.  Can’t wait to TURN UP next year!

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Independence Week: The City Music Festival

           This year marked the first ever The City music festival at the Piazza in Northern Liberties.  As a prequel to The Roots’ Philly Fourth of July Jam, The City festival pleased the crowd with fashion shows, food and musical showcases.  Philly has much diverse talent.  One of the focal points was to showcase the “next big things” in music.  Khalif Dub, formerly Khdafi Dub, is just that.  He is a very recognizable name in the genres of Dubset and Electro House  music.  He has toured the world, getting a huge following in Europe and Egypt, where he has toured most recently.  Another highlight was the event’s headliner, GoGo Morrow.  She is one of the most well-known up-and-coming Philly artists.  Her career to date includes singing and dancing for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour; opening for Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Kendrick Lamar; performing at the 2012 Wawa Welcome America Festival, the Budweiser Made on America, the Powerhouse30 concert and the list goes on.  These are just a few of the emerging stars from The City music festival.  With the great success of this event, you can probably count on it returning next year. Fingers crossed!

The City Fashion Show

One of the fashion showcases.

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Khalif Dub & Bok-Nero

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Khalif Dub rapping in between DJ-ing.

GoGo Morrow, The City

Gogo Morrow and Friends

The City Audience

A Pleased Crowd