Alright Made in Americans, Day 1 is in the books. On to Day 2, the stronger of the two bills with Travis Scott headlining — could a possible Kylie sighting be in order — and an undercard that includes superstar Lizzo, rap queen Megan Thee Stallion and Philly favorites Tierra Whack and Lil Uzi Vert.
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Could today be even nicer than yesterday? Expect partly sunny, with a high near 80, according to the National Weather Service.
Service on SEPTA’s Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines will operate on a normal weekend schedule, which includes overnight service. Late-night Regional Rail service will also be available on both weekend nights departing from Jefferson, Suburban, and 30th Street Stations. The special schedule will be posted at stations and is available online. If a concert runs late on Saturday or Sunday, trains will be held for about 20 minutes after the concert ends.
Designated drop off and pick up locations for taxis, Uber, and Lyft are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden Street and the 1900 block of Arch Street.
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Charly Bliss
2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Angelica Vila
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Amber Mark
4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Lil Tecca
5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. D’ussePalooza
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Megan Thee Stallion
6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. DaBaby
7:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m. Tierra Whack
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Phantoms
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Channel Tres
5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. SG Lewis (DJ Set)
6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Hippie Sabotage
7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Kaytranada
3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. KUR
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. BlueFace
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Lizzo
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lil Uzi Vert
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Jacob Banks
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Gucci Mane
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. James Blake
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Travis Scott
Gucci Mane. On his 14th studio album Delusions of Grandeur, Atlanta trap rapper Gucci Mane reminds us he’s “Special” and an absolute natural at what he does. “I freestyle, don’t even write,” he raps on “Proud of You.” “Don’t even think no more.” Gucci has been productive since he got out of prison in 2016, making his argument that he just might be, according to Noisey, "the most influential rapper of the past decade.”
James Blake. English keyboard player and producer James Blake makes sense as one of the few non-hip-hop acts near the top of the mostly hip-hop bill because in many ways he is a hip-hop act. The dreamy textures of his songs blend seamlessly with trap music production, and he teams up with both Travis Scott and Rosalia on his ghostly new Assume Form.
Megan Thee Stallion. “Hot Girl Summer” is the meme and the hit with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign that’s blowing this Houston rapper up big time. But she already demonstrated her hellacious talent earlier this year on her full-length mixtape debut, Fever. The Texas Southern University undergrad turned rap star rhymes along with fellow MIA act DaBaby, samples Billy Paul’s “Me and Mrs. Jones,” and boasts most convincingly on “Money Good.”
Tierra Whack. The rise of the Philly rapper continues as word of her idiosyncratic creativity and lively wit gets around. Last year, Whack released the 15-song, 15-minute Whack Worldand guested with Meek Mill at MIA. This year, she has been up for a video-of-the-year Grammy, released five new songs, and guested on The Lion King soundtrack at the behest of Beyoncé.
Charly Bliss. Made in America has long since given up booking big-name rock acts, partly, the argument goes, because few young rock bands are big enough to fit the bill. But is that really true? Wouldn’t Tame Impala, who sold out the Mann last week, have been perfect? In any case, if you want rock you must check out Charly Bliss, the terrific New Wavey four-piece Brooklyn band fronted by Eva Hendricks, who will be playing the Tidal stage.
This year’s booths will feature French toast bites from Delaware County’s Lokal Artisan Food company, burgers from Shake Shack, Greek food from New Jersey-based catering company Efe’s, as well as pizza, Southern barbecue, chicken strips and Mexican fare.
The festival, which is Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, also will have offerings from local food trucks: popular local Jamaican trucks Gigi’s and Grubaholics, Mi Pueblito tacos, El Tlaloc, cheesesteaks and sandwiches from Lil’ Trent’s, the Philly Pretzel Factory, Southern fare from Brotherly Grub, Turkish dishes by Authentik Byrek, Korean from My Four Sons, Southeast Asian from Papermill, loaded fries from Philly Fry, water ice from Dre’s Ice Cream, and popsicles from the Lil’ Pop Shop.
Other trucks will offer seafood, pizza, sandwiches, and frozen treats.
There is also free water throughout the grounds.