They made it in Philly. But can they make it in L.A.?
That’s one of many questions surrounding the debut of the Budweiser Made in America music festival, which will take over downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park this Labor Day weekend.
The concert, the brainchild of rap mogul Shawn Carter — better known as Jay Z — will be the first paid event at the 2-year-old park that stretches between City Hall and the Music Center. Up to 50,000 people are expected to attend Saturday and Sunday to see acts including Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer.
If promoters draw that many people, it would be the park’s biggest crowd yet and a test of all that goes with it — including parking, traffic flow amid the street closures and crowd control. There are also concerns that the availability of beer at the venue could cause problems.
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