If you haven’t made plans for Labor Day weekend yet, maybe you should just stay in Philly for the fifth annual Budweiser Made in America Festival. Launched in 2012 by hip-hop mogul Jay Z, the two-day event brings some of the biggest acts in music to our fair city — with this year’s headliners being Coldplay and Rihanna. For many, however, the most exciting part about music festivals is discovering rising talent before they make it big. Here are five artists to watch at this year’s Budweiser Made in America Festival.
Hometown: New York
Sounds like: Kesha meets Meghan Trainor
Listen: “I Got It” featuring Fetty Wap
Sophie Beem may be only 17-years-old but she sure doesn’t sound like it with her powerhouse vocals and confident attitude. It’s no surprise that the young singer is mentored by Beyonce, who personally signed Beem to her Parkwood Entertainment management company. If you’re a fan of R&B-infused pop with a lot of sass, you’ll dig Sophie Beem. Check out her singles “Skyline” and “I Got It” featuring hip-hop sensation Fetty Wap.