Rock Out This Summer with Macy’s Iconic “American Icons” Campaign

Festivities include the latest in fashion with an all-star roster of
musical talent, in-store events and a partnership with Got Your 6, a
coalition of veteran-focused nonprofits

Headlining the campaign are some of America’s all-star talents,
including Adam Lambert, Austin Mahone, Kelsea Ballerini, Johnnyswim and
Thalia Sodi, along with an exciting collaboration from Lady Gaga and Sir
Elton John on a limited-edition line, Love Bravery

Experience the sublime sounds of the retailer’s first-ever digital
music festival, “Macy’s Summer Vibes”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This summer, music takes center stage for Macy’s “American Icons”
campaign, the fourth annual celebration of the people, places and things
that make America great. Launching next week, the campaign features
celebrated designers and musical talent, a digital music festival on
YouTube highlighting emerging artists, continued partnership with Got
Your 6 to support America’s veterans, and experiential in-store events
for customers.

“This year, American Icons is all about the celebration of music and
we’re offering a medley of different experiences for customers to get
involved,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “In our
advertising campaign, we pay tribute to locations rich with music
history, such as New Orleans and Memphis, as well as some of the hottest
musical talent today. We will also be hosting our first digital music
festival on YouTube, which benefits Got Your 6, Macy’s charity partner
that supports military veterans and their families.”

The Best in Fashion, Music and Style

There have been so many genres—jazz, blues, country, rock, folk and
pop—that have influenced America’s independent and inimitable style.
This season, we travel coast-to-coast to share fashions inspired by the
sights and local sounds that make up the soul of our great nation.

Folk looks are back in a big way, and get a chic update in the form of
off-the-shoulder chambray dresses from MICHAEL Michael Kors and
raw-edged cropped jeans from Paulina. The jazz lover’s style is less
brooding, and more modern with a relaxed approach by Tommy Hilfiger with
tie-front eyelet shirts and patterned shorts, perfect for enjoying the
brassy sounds and high temperatures in The Big Easy. Country style is
more than cowboy boots and daisy dukes; our country vixen takes a
fashion-first approach to her style, with RACHEL Rachel Roy offering
bare-shouldered ruffle tops and pleated brushed silk gaucho pants as
dressed-up alternatives to the classic T-shirt and jeans country
uniform. Macy’s is taking the vast range of music genres that define
this great country and extending it into closets, offering an assortment
of styles perfect for every musical flavor.

Festival-ready styles channel easy-breezy California cool, with
bare-shoulder, crocheted dresses in crisp white from American Rag
leading the pack. Dream-catcher earrings from Lucky Brand add to the
stylishly laid-back essence of the bohemian festivalgoer, and she can
store her VIP wristbands and heat-beating essentials in a 70s
vintage-inspired crossbody satchel by Patricia Nash. A bold American
flag bodysuit and high-waisted shorts from Material Girl; and trusty
gladiator sandals from Steve Madden are declarative pieces that are
trend-forward and dance-friendly. For him, American Rag pumps up the
volume on casual with distressed denim shorts and eye-catching graphic
tees. Pairing them with white Vans, we’re back at it again offering
trendy, yet effortless style.

In its celebration of music, Macy’s has partnered with several artists
to create eye-catching and inspiring summer fashion imagery. With his
larger-than-life presence and rock star flair, multiplatinum, Grammy®-nominated,
international superstar Adam Lambert is every bit the showman and the
newest face of Macy’s I.N.C. International Concepts. His charisma and
perpetually evolving approach to music make him the perfect ambassador
for the exclusive brand, which brings runway-inspired fashion and
accessories to today’s style-minded trendsetter. Nineteen-year-old
singer-songwriter sensation Austin Mahone rocks festival gear by
American Rag, Levi’s and more. With chart-topping hits and sold-out
tours under his belt, Mahone is the perfect artist to help kick off all
things music and fashion this summer. Destiny Frasqueri, also known as
Princess Nokia, is an up-and-coming, multifaceted artist from New York
City whose unique musical style is an excellent complement to the
cutting-edge fashion from Calvin Klein. Kelsea Ballerini’s refreshing
sound and unapologetic authenticity earned her Billboard’s Women In
Music “Rising Star” Award and her undeniably fashion-forward style is
showcased effortlessly in RACHEL Rachel Roy, Maison Jules and Ray-Ban.
Accomplished husband-and-wife duo and folk-pop artists, Johnnyswim, are
the perfect showcase for denim trends as unique as their music.
Vivacious megastar Thalia Sodi brings sexy, elegant and timeless styles
in bold colors and vibrant prints, as well as glamorous shoes and
jewelry that are uplifting and party ready to her newest collection for
Macy’s American Icons campaign.

Macy’s has also partnered with Grammy® and Golden Globe®-winning
icon Lady Gaga, as well as Grammy, Tony® and Academy Award®-winning
legend Sir Elton John to create Love Bravery, a high-spirited limited-
edition line of clothing and accessories that inspire compassion and
combat prejudice. The exclusive collaboration includes clothing,
accessories and novelty items, and 25 percent of the purchase price of
Love Bravery product will benefit the Born This Way Foundation and the
Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Macy’s Summer Vibes

For the first time, Macy’s is hosting a digital music festival on
YouTube to celebrate American Icons and kick off the summer on a high
note. Digital festivalgoers can tune in on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m.
EDT via Macy’s official YouTube channel ( to watch
Macy’s Summer Vibes. Created and produced by Macy’s and Portal A, the
60-minute music experience and summertime hangout will feature intimate
performances with an upbeat lineup of fresh talent. Headlining the
concert will be Broadway actor, YouTube sensation and TV personality,
Todrick Hall. With a vibrant personality and contagious energy, Hall’s
creative video projects have resulted in a following of more than 2
million subscribers. Hall will be joined with performances by emerging
artists including: pop rock singer-songwriter, AJ Rafael; family musical
group, the Gardiner Sisters; and teen singer-songwriter, Macy Kate.

Viewers will have access to behind-the-scenes footage, backstage
interviews and other special segments. All artists will be sporting the
latest fashions from Macy’s for the season.

Best of all, viewers can hit play and give back at the same time. For
every view of the festival through June 19, Macy’s will donate $1, up to
$100,000, to Got Your 6, the national veteran nonprofit campaign that
empowers veterans to become leaders, team builders and problem solvers
in their local communities. Customers can follow the experience through
#SummerVibes and learn more by visiting starting
May 10.

Empowering Veterans, Strengthening Communities
– Got Your 6

Macy’s and Got Your 6 will embark on their fourth year of partnership,
as part of the American Icons campaign. Since 2013, Macy’s has raised
$6.7 million to Got Your 6 and its coalition of nonprofit partners to
help military veterans and their families make America stronger. Along
with participating in the Macy’s Summer Vibes festival in June,
customers can get involved and join the movement during Got Your 6
Weekend, from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15. During this weekend,
customers can give $3 at the register at any store or on and
receive a special 25 percent savings pass to get discounts all day on
purchases – exclusions and restrictions apply. One hundred percent of
the $3 purchase price will be donated to Got Your 6. Pre-sale of the
passes will begin on May 8 in-store.

In-Store Celebrations

In June, Macy’s will host in-store music festivals for kids, featuring
dancing, fun games, crafts, snacks and more. In select markets, kids can
participate in a silent disco and learn how to mix and scratch from
Scratch DJ Academy. A series of events across the country that bring
together the worlds of music and food will include cooking demos by
Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs with special musical elements, as well as
menus inspired by the chefs’ personal playlists. On Tuesday, June 14,
Macy’s will also celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day, featuring
cooking demos in select stores where chefs will add their local spin on
the classic American dish.

To learn more about Macy’s American Icons campaign, including the Summer
Vibes music festival, fashions, events and partnership with Got Your 6,

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers
fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734
locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam,
as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international
destinations through its leading online store at Via its
stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers
distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive
and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic
events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion
shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s
flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union
Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami
and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known
internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a
more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of
customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by
supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million
each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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About Got Your 6

Got Your 6 is a campaign that’s empowering veterans to build stronger
communities across America. In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve
got your back.” Got Your 6 and its nonprofit partners are helping
veterans find new opportunities to serve here at home. Since 2013, Got
Your 6 has distributed grants totaling more than $6 million to its
veteran-focused non-profit partners. For more information, visit Be
the Change, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization,
is the organizing body and fiscal sponsor of Got Your 6.


Macy’s Media Relations
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