Made in America won’t return to Los Angeles, but may make a gratis debut in New York
Though filled with promise – backed by Jay-Z and personally approved by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti – the West Coast edition of Made in America will not survive beyond its first year. Numerous factors led to the decision to ultimately cancel future returns of Made in America, including a dismal economic impact, disjointed line up, and ill-planned fan experience that included lengthy lines, a lack of necessary experience boosters like maps, easy access to facilities, and even a shortage of water.
Though Los Angelinos may be disappointed, New Yorkers could be the ones to benefit from this side of Made in America’s downfall. According to a since-deleted Billboard article, New York’s Liberty Island will play host to a new Made in America relocation that will be offered entirely free of cost. Mary J. Blige will allegedly be the headliner for the NY version, and it wouldn’t be too wild of a guess that Jay-Z may seek to integrate Tidal with the official announcement of Made in America NY. “This is not at all a stepping back,” VP of Budwiser marketing Brian Perkins reportedly said to Billboard. “This is a reevaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three.”
Via: LA Times