The second annual three-day The Meadows Music and Arts Festival once again took to Citi Field in Queens, New York for a weekend packed with notable musical acts. Day one’s 19 act lineup drew a sizeable crowd as fans eagerly awaited sets from Blood Orange, Sky Ferreira, Joey Bada$$, Migos, 21 Savage and more.
Still riding the release of his debut album, 21 Savage kicked off day one with a medley of songs lead by his Issa Album hit, “Bank Account.” Later on Migos took to the stage in the afternoon delivering a performance of tracks off of their highly successful Culture album, hyping the crowd up with a live rendition of “Bad and Boujee” along with a few solo tracks. But as the sun went down headliner JAY-Z showed just why he was undeniably the main draw of day one. The legendary New York rapper businessman stole the show gracing the main stage for a career-spanning performance. Accompanied by a 40-foot Jeff Koons Balloon Dog, Hova performed “Run This Town,” “No Church In the Wild,” “Lucifer,” “Bam” and from his lauded discography. Check out a photo recap of what went down during day one of this year’s Meadows Music and Arts Festival above and stay tuned for our coverage of the rest of the festival.
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- EDDIE LEE/HYPEBEAST
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