2008: New American Music Union Festival

American Eagle Outfitters, New American Music Union Festival

Date: 8 & 9th August, 2008

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Artists Included: Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, The Roots, Spoon and the Black Keys. There was also a college stage where local acts could compete for the chance to win a recording session in LA.

The event was hosted by Anthony Kiedis.

“If you could go to any concert in the world, what would it be?” Anthony Kiedis asked himself when he set out to create the lineup for the New American Music Union festival. “My experience tells me that concerts can be life changing. That is how I approached putting this lineup together. The thrill of seeing Bob Dylan next to The Raconteurs next to Gnarls Barkley next to The Roots is reason for us all to celebrate. Music is still the most inspiring creative force that I know of and this seemed like a prime opportunity to let it shine. Add to this the fact of a generously low ticket price and that it all takes place in the streets of Pittsburgh and we have the most rocking block party of the summer.”

Source: Event press release

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