Made in America: Day 1 Recap

Made in America: Day 1 Recap

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Sep. 5 2021, Published 11:48 a.m. ET

Made in America makes it return to Philadelphia for the 10th year

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Yesterday, music lovers arrived at Benjamin Franklin Parkway to experience day one of the two-day festival. The festival ground featured and supported local Philadelphia businesses and organizations in Cause Village.

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Latto performs during 2021 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Meek Mill performs a surprise set during 2021 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Kaash Paige performs during 2021 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Megan Thee Stallion performs during 2021 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Across three stages- RockyLiberty, and TIDAL. The day started with newcomer Destin Conrad played his first festival with a surprising guest appearance from Ambre to perform FraudBia performed her chart-topping song Whole Lotta MoneyLatto bought the South to Philly with a star-studded performance. Megan Thee Stallion and her Hotties were outside today as she had the whole crowd with their “hands-on their knees.”

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Kehlani performs during 2021 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Lil Baby performs during 2021 Made In America at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Furthermore, Young Thug performs three new songs off his new album Punk coming in October. Kehlani’s soulful voice rocked the festival ground. Lastly, Lil Baby ended the night with an incredible set as he brought out Lil Uzi Vert and Meek Mill.

Since the inaugural two-day concert in 2012, the event has generated over $135 million in economic impact for Philadelphia. The festival not only honors artists and music lovers, but it also benefits organizations like Black Voters MatterHeadCountACCT Philly Animal WelfareUnited in Community, and more that are vital to accomplishing much needed positive work through Cause Village.   

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