After four years of hosting the Budweiser Made In America concert in Los Angeles, the organizers announced the concert will take place in New York this year. “This is not at all a stepping back. This is a re-evaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three. We’re a very ambitious brand, and we have a very ambitious partner in Jay Z, who also dreams big,” Budweiser VP of marketing Brian Perkins stated. He added,”We always want to do big, bold things with music under the moniker of Budweiser Made In America.” Budweiser will host a free show on June 21st on Liberty Island, and the event will be headlined by Mary J. Blige. The concert is in line with Budweiser’s involvement with the National Parks Foundation and their Find Your Park movement. “We want to work with the Parks to reintroduce them to a new generation. Therefore, we want to create once in a lifetime experiences that raise awareness of the parks to get people out and to give back,” Perkins explained.
Under their new partnership, the National Parks Association has removed their ban on alcohol on its premises. In return, Budweiser is sponsoring monthly volunteer days which appoints people to clean up each park, with the promise to leave park cleaner than they found it. This month’s concert with Mary J. Blige will broadcast live on a 40-foot high 4-D hologram, which will be displayed outside the main venue. Besides the undisputed Queen of Soul’s performance, Made In America will also feature other special guests.
A few days after her gig on Liberty Island, Blige will head overseas for her London Sessions Tour. The tour will launch on June 26th in Pilton, United Kingdom. The 16-date also includes shows on June 28th in Brussells, Belgium; June 30th in Düsseldorf, Germany; July 2nd in Birmingham, United Kingdom; July 3rd in Manchester, United Kingdom; July 4th in London, United Kingdom (Wireless Festival); July 7th in Frankfurt, Germany; July 8th in Montreux, Switzerland (Jazz Festival); July 10th in Rotterdam, Netherlands (North Sea Jazz Festival); October 16th in Singapore; October 17th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; October 21st in Perth, Australia; October 22nd in Gold Coast, Australia; October 24th in Sydney, Australia (Soulfest); October 25th in Melbourne, Australia (Soulfest); and October 26th in Auckland, New Zealand (Soulfest).
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