#MadeInAmerica: The Heat, Crowds & Fireworks of Day 1

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See Jay-Z, Kanye, Rick Ross' crew, Passion Pit, Gary Clark Jr. and lots more from Made In America's maiden voyage in our slideshow.

"If you put on a festival full of good music, people will find you". That was advertising executive and Jay-Z inner circle member Steve Stoute's answer to my question regarding the who/what/why of the inaugural Made In America Music Festival taking place in Philadelphia this Labor Day holiday weekend. Adjectives such as "historic" and "one-of-a-kind" were used in the promotion of the event, which boasts a lineup that is both multi-genre and multicultural.

Fans lined up along the Ben Franklin Parkway several hours before the gates opened at noon, hoping to secure a spot near the front barrier. Many donned red, white, and blue attire and face paint, adding to the patriotic undercurrent displayed on every Budweiser bottle, sign, and video screen.

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When he's not roaming around the city in search of tacos and graffiti, Houston Press contributor Marco both writes and points his camera lens toward the vibrant Houston music scene and beyond.