MADE IN AMERICA an exciting, two-day music festival in Los Angeles is coming up this Labor Day weekend.

JAY Z will curate the blockbuster roster of talent, which will include more than 60 artists that embody the American spirit performing across 3 stages in each city; on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park and in L.A. Grand Park in Los Angeles. Its happening in Philly as well.

Music festivals are fun but can also pretty challenging  when they run for two or three day in a venue that you are not familiar with especially in Los Angeles. Before you get smashed, stoned and silly...plan a bit so you will not miss your favorites bands.

There is nothing worse than standing in line waiting, and waiting only to miss the whole gig (and your pre-buzz).

Don't let bummers like that happen to your music festival going experience.

***** A side note if you like the event, respect the neighbors, refrain from driving buzzed (DUI's are in effect until September 1st) or we may not see these events in the future in DTLA.***

This  LA.COM  Survival Guide will make it easy for you to have fun while being prepared for pretty much anything.

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Public Transportation

Get familiar with the metro system like now... or have a savvy little friend explain it to you. There's no shame. This festival is at Grand Park in Los Angeles. See way below....under metro



Sunscreen, sunglasses, chapstick

Having sunburn from being at an outdoor music festival is sort of a badge of honor, but let's remember that sunburn isn't that great. Be prepared for glaring rays by having a travel-sized amount of sunscreen and a pair of UV protection shades. Grab a small stick of SPF chapstick so lips stay moisturized and burn free.


Bring an empty, reusable water bottle

Hydration is key to making sure you have a fun filled day. While you may be indulging in an adult beverage or two it's important to drink plenty of water. Even if you're not drinking alcohol, water helps keep energy levels up and will lessen any body aches. NO glass bottles allowed. SEALED plastic bottles are allowed.


Bring earplugs

Yes, it seems counterintuitive but earplugs will prevent any ear damage caused by loud music. The right earplugs (not foam) will actually filter the noise rather than block it.

Dress cool, light, minimal

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Everyone wants to look cool and put together at music festivals but we all look like sad wet puppies at the end of the night. Weather permitting; you'll want to wear lightweight, light colored clothes and comfortable shoes. Canvas sneakers, comfortable flats and breathable sandals are best.

Wear a small backpack

Leave your purse, shoulder bag or clutch at home. Opt for something more practical like a small/medium-sized backpack. You'll have a hands-free concert experience while being able to jump around and dance all you want. No need to worry about where you tossed your bag in a fit of excitement.

Ibuprofen, band-aids

These items will come in handy. Whether you're catching an early hangover or just feeling a migraine coming on, this first-aid kit necessity is a godsend in times of desperation. Band-aids come in handy when shoes become uncomfortable and sore. Both should be travel sized items.

Bring only the essentials

Have your phone fully charged. Throw your keys on a carabiner and attach it to your belt loop or inside your bag. You may want to consider switching to a small wallet (This $8 one from American Apparel is perfect) – you can also attach it to the carabiner. Don't bring anything that you won't want to carry around later.




Imagine Dragons

Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea

Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities

Gareth Emery, Schoolboy Q, Borgore


ZZ Ward, Classixx, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Cut Snake, GrandTheft



Kanye West, John Mayer

Juanes, Weezer, Rise Against

Steve Aoki, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill

R3HAB, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet

Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Terraplane Sun

Yellow Claw, Will Sparks, Scavenger Hunt, SZA, A Tribe Called Red


If you're going to Budweiser Made in America music festival, L.A. Metro is the best way to get to your destination. Go Metro Rail to avoid the hassles of detours, street closures, and crowds on surface streets. On Metro Rail (Red, Purple, Blue, Expo, Green, Gold) and the Metro Orange Line, fares must be loaded on a TAP card; purchase your fare before you board at self-service TAP vending machines, then tap your card as you enter the station. Regular Metro Rail fares apply - $1.50 per line and $5 for a Day Pass (good till 3am) - and each passenger must have their own TAP card (no sharing TAP cards). Avoid long return lines at the TAP vending machines by loading your round trip fare in advance online or on your way in. We recommend different walking routes depending on what type of festival ticket you have. For your best trip, use the Metro Trip Planner or call 323.GoMetro (323.466.3876).

Ticket Type

Metro Line/Station

Walking Directions from Metro Station

N. Gates

Metro Red, Purple, or Gold Line to Union Station. Exit towards Alameda Street.

From Alameda Street, walk up Los Angeles St. to Temple St.Turn right at Temple St. (walking distance: 0.55 mi)

S. Gates

Metro Red or Purple Line Pershing Square Station. Exit towards 4th Street.ORMetro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

From 4th Street, walk two blocks north on Hill St. (walking distance 0.35 mi)    Walk west on E. 1st Street towards L.A. City Hall (walking distance 0.45 mi)


  More information regarding exclusive VIP amenities and experiences are coming soon.