When: Aug. 29-Sept. 1
Budweiser Made in America Festival is an annual music festival held in Philadelphia. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, the event features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres including hip-hop, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM.
Budweiser Made in America Festival was founded in 2012 by American rapper, record producer and business mogul Jay Z and his business associate, marketing mogul Steve Stoute, as a way to bring together music and culture.
Where: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
When: July 25 – Aug. 10, 2014 (dates tentative)
Fiesta de Merengue embodies the energy and spirit of the wonderful Caribbean dance that its name includes. Held in Santo Domingo, the festival features stages set out along the waterfront where you can find a variety of first-class bands playing merengue.
For two weeks in mid-summer, bands and DJs turn El Malecón (the boardwalk) into a 24/7 dance party. Merengue is deeply rooted in the Dominican Republic. The lively 2/4-beat music originated on Hispaniola in the early 19th century reflecting Spanish, West Africa, and Creole influences.