Photo of Jay-Z performing at Made in America 2017, by Dan DeSlover
Budweiser Made in America Festival wrapped its fifth installment on Sunday, with big performances from the likes of Pusha T, The Chainsmokers and, of course, curator Jay-Z.
The second day of the fest, held once again at Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, boasted a lineup including 21 Savage (for a massive crowd), Kelela, Little Dragon, BROODS and more.
As we previously mentioned, the first day of the festival saw performances from J. Cole, Migos, Vic Mensa, Cardi B, Sampha and others.
While day one on Saturday was somewhat dampened by rain for most of the day, day two on Sunday was greeted with clearer skies as Pusha T promised fans his King Push is indeed on the way, but he and producer Kanye West have created and scrapped at least three versions of the record.
"These past two months, we have just been locking in day for day, night for night, getting this album perfect for y’all," said Push during his set.
As for Jay, his closing set was bigger than just any usual headlining performance, as not only is his name attached to Made in America, but he's coming off his widely acclaimed and deeply personal new album 4:44. MIA also marked his first of three U.S. festivals, including Meadows in New York later this month and Austin City Limits in Austin next month.
It was clearly a special moment for Hov, who took time to get the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to wife Beyoncé a day before her 36th birthday on Monday. And considering how he addresses their marriage's rough patch in his album, his live performance represented not just a significant benchmark in his career but in his personal life.
See photos from day 2 below (by Dan DeSlover) and day 1 here.