Made in America Philly: 5 Artists You Need to See

For the fourth year in a row, the Jay Z-curated Made in America Festival will be coming to Philadelphia for two jam-packed days of music goodness—this weekend, September 5th and 6th. With five different festival stages, it could be hard to decide on which acts to see.

Major headliners like Beyonce and The Weeknd are a given but festivals are a great opportunity to experience the next big thing. Luckily, Live Good Fast has scoped out five artists on the rise that you simply cannot miss at Made in America 2015.

Hop Along

Hop Along is an indie folk band from Philadelphia that got signed to Saddle Creek Records last year. Check them out performing “Waitress” at WXPN/World Cafe Studios.

Ground Up

Ground Up is a DIY hip hop trio hailing from Philadelphia. Active since 2008, their talent and dedication has brought them all the way to Made In America. Check out their video for “Let’s Ride,” below.


Halsey is an indie singer/songwriter that is gaining major traction. She was the most tweeted about artist at SXSW last year and her album went to #2 on iTunes after pre-order was announced. Check out her song, “Hold Me Down,” below.


Santigold has been in the game for a while but was on hiatus until recently. It was announced over Twitter that she is pretty much finished her new album. Perhaps we’ll hear some of the new tunes this weekend? Check out her video for “Disparate Youth” below.

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt is an American rapper that was apart of the Odd Future collective. He released his latest solo album, “I Don’t Like Sh**, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt,” in March. Check out his latest video off the record, “Off Top,” below.

Jennifer Logue

Jennifer Logue

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