live music: MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL x 9.1.12 x [DAY 1] x PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Philadelphia, PA 9.1.12 – Looks like my rigorous summer concert music festival schedule is finally winding down. I think this was my 7th or 8th music festival since May…I’m exhausted!!

I got a call 2 days before this festival was to take place asking me to join a crew and be the still photographer for a video production house working with the PR agency as well as Budweiser, the main sponsor. Needless to say I was stoked.

Made In America” Music Festival is the brain-child of rapper Jay Z which made it’s innaugural debut earlier this month. The festival grounds started at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, spanned a few blocks wide and stretched back through a park for over a quarter mile along the Ben Franklin Parkway.

Day 1 of the festival drew 40,000 people. Highlight performances of the day were D’Angelo’s long-awaited return to the stage and no other then Jay Z.

Here’s a few shots of some of the bands I got a chance to shoot on the first day. There are links to full photo sets underneath each group of photos.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

JAY Z
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
You can see more Jay Z photos here.

D’ANGELO
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
You can see more D’Angelo photos here.

GARY CLARK JR.
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
You can see more Gary Clark Jr. photos here.

JANELLE MONAE
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
You can see more Janelle Monae photos here.

MIIKE SNOW
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
You can see more Miike Snow photos here.

PASSION PIT
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
You can see more Passion Pit photos here.

CALVIN HARRIS
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

MEDIA TENT
Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Director Ron Howard with actress Emmy Rossum

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Singer Rita Ora

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Ex-basketball player Rick Fox with actress Eliza Dushku

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Actor Matt Passmore

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Singer Janelle Monae

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Actress Carly Steele

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.
Comedy Central “Workaholics” co-stars Blake Anderson [L] and Adam Devine [R]

Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival sponsored by Budweiser at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA September 1, 2012, Day 1 coverage. Photos by Joe Russo.

Day 2 photos/coverage coming soon.

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