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Made in America 2018 Saturday pics (Meek Mill, Janelle Monae, more)

Secure in its longtime location “for years to come” after a long public back and forth between Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kennedy and the festival, Made in America returned to Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Labor Day Weekend. Day one of the festival featured sets from Meek Mill (who brought out PnB Rock and rising Philly rapper Tierra Whack), Janelle Monae, Post Malone, Show Me The Body, SOB X RBE, Saba, Fat Joe, Zedd, Tokimonsta, Kweku Collins, and more.

More on Meek Mill’s headlining set from Penn Live:

Meek Mill was a homecoming king at Made in America. It was his first performance in Philadelphia since being released from prison and he came out fierce. The crowd went wild as he came out on the stage. He had hands up in the air in no time as he went from “Millidelphia” to “House Party” to “Ima Boss.” In between songs he talked about growing up in the City of Brotherly Love — including riding his bike down Center City. He kept the energy high throughout his set by bringing in special guests Tierra Whack for “Hungry Hippo” and PnB Rock for “Dangerous” and “Everyday We Lit.” And, of course, he concluded his set with the 76ers and Eagles anthem: “Dreams and Nightmares.”

Watch Meek introduce Tierra below, and check out pictures from day one of Made in America in the gallery above.

Made in America continues on Sunday, and if you aren’t going, you can stream some sets live; we also picked out ten non-headliners we’re excited to see. Stay tuned for more of our coverage of the festival.

photos by Chelsea Pineda

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