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"Made in America" Music Festival Kicks Off This Saturday



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    The City of Philadelphia will welcome back for the second year the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival this weekend. The exciting, two-day music festival kicks off this Saturday in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.

    Hip-hop mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter will once again curate the blockbuster roster of talent, featuring headliners Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, and more than 30 acts that cover the range of the American musical experience.

    The artists will perform on three stages with performances scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

    “For the second year in a row, Labor Day weekend in the City of Philadelphia will offer a unique combination of entertainment, culture and community, with the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway as the backdrop for the Budweiser Made in America Festival,” said Mayor Nutter.

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    “There is something for everyone: Festival ticket-holders, cultural institution visitors and those with business on the Parkway are all welcome to take part in a relaxing weekend of holiday fun.  With the success of its inaugural year, the Budweiser Made in America Festival is a perfect opportunity to highlight Philadelphia as a major destination for art, music and cultural offerings.”

    On Wednesday the official lineup schedule was released: 

    Saturday, August 31


    Beyoncé - 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

    Phoenix - 8:30 - 9:30 pm Imagine Dragons - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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    Public Enemy - 4:45 - 5:45 pm

    A$AP Rocky - 3:15 - 4:00 pm

    Walk the Moon - 2:00 - 2:30 pm


    Deadmau5 - 9:30 - 10:30 pm

    Empire of the Sun - 7:30 - 8:30 pm

    2 Chainz - 5:45 - 6:30 pm

    Emeli Sandé - 4:00 - 4:45 pm

    Haim - 2:30 - 3:15 pm


    Wolfgang Gartner - 8:15 - 9:30 pm

    Porter Robinson - 7:00 - 8:15 pm

    TJR - 5:45 - 7:00 pm

    Rudimental - 4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Mord Fustang - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    Redlight - 2:00 - 3:00 pm


    Cloud Nothings - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Balance & Composure - 5:15 - 6:00 pm

    Restorations - 4:00 - 4:45 pm

    Brick + Mortar - 2:45 - 3:30 pm

    Duo Kie - 2:00 - 2:30 pm

    Sunday, September 1


    Nine Inch Nails - 9:30 - 11:00 pm

    Queens of the Stone Age - 7:30 - 8:30 pm

    Wiz Khalifa - 6:00 - 6:45 pm

    Kendrick Lamar w/ Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul - 4:30 - 5:15 pm

    Gaslight Anthem - 3:00 - 3:45 pm

    Fitz & the Tantrums - 2:00 - 2:30 pm


    Calvin Harris - 8:30 - 9:30 pm

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 6:45 - 7:30 pm

    Miguel - 5:15 - 6:00 pm

    Solange - 3:45 - 4:30 pm

    TBA - 2:30 - 3:00 pm


    Nero - 7:30 - 8:30 pm

    Feed Me - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    GTA - 5:30 - 6:30 pm AlunaGeorge - 4:15 - 5:15 pm

    Robert DeLong - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    Jesse Rose - 2:00 - 2:45 pm


    Pujol - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    The Front Bottoms - 5:15 - 6:00 pm

    Diarrhea Planet - 4:00 - 4:45 pm

    The Underachievers - 2:45 - 3:30 pm

    Yazz the Greatest - 2:00 - 2:30 pm

    Officials say the event will benefit United Way organizations in the Philadelphia area and Lancaster County. Last year's event was credited with generating more than $350,000 for education and job programs in the city and surrounding communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Access will be limited to the expected 60,000 ticket-holders, and road closures, detours and parking restrictions will be in effect. Attendees are encouraged to visit www.MadeInAmericaFest.com for information on items that are (and are NOT) permitted in the venue, as well as information on concessions, accommodations, and directions. 

    To accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, gradual road closures have already taken effect along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in key sections of the Fairmount neighborhood, with increasing closures up until the start of the Festival this Saturday.  The full extent of the closures will extend through Tuesday, September 3, according to city officials/

    Here is a list of road closures, some already in effect:

    Phase 1:
    •    Two lanes in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum are closed, from  5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    •    One lane in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum is closed, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. A second lane is closed, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closures are designed to minimize disruption to rush-hour traffic.

    •   Two lanes in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum are closed. These lanes will not re-open until the removal of the staging and equipment following the final concert, or by Tuesday morning. The festivities will end by 11 p.m.on Sunday, September 1st.

    Phase 2:
    •    The inner lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (the inbound and outbound lanes), from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval, are closed until Tuesday, September 3rd.

    Phase 3:
    •    Friday, August 30th: Due to the closure of the inner lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic for Friday morning rush hour headed inbound (to Center City) from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp.  Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit the Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

    •    The full extent of road closures around the Festival site will begin at 10 a.m. and will remain through the duration of the festival.  A complete list of road closures and ‘no parking’ restrictions follows:

    Road Closures:
    -    The Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    -    21st Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets
    -    22nd Street between Winter & Fairmount Streets
    -    23rd Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenue
    -    24th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues
    -    25th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues
    -    Spring Garden Street between 20th & 31st Streets, including the Spring Garden Street tunnel
    -    Kelly Drive between 23rd Street & Fairmount Avenue
    -    Martin Luther King Drive between the Falls Bridge & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    -    Pennsylvania Avenue between Hamilton & Fairmount Avenues
    -    2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street (the eastern half of the block from Whole Foods to 20th Street will remain open to allow access to the store)
    -    Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets
    -    I-676 Westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (the I-676 Eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)

    No Parking:
    -    Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
    -    Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)
    -    20th Street between Vine Street & Callowhill Street  (east side of street)
    -    21st Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)
    -    22nd Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)
    -    Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)

    Transportation and Parking

    SEPTA and NJTransit will operate under normal weekend schedules.  Festival ticket-holders, Parkway cultural institution patrons and others with business or recreational plans are urged to use public transportation to get in and out of Center City during the festival weekend due to the number of road closures. 

    SEPTA will add service on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines throughout the two-day festival, with trains running every five-to-ten minutes before, during and after the performances.  SEPTA will also extend late-night service on selected regional rail lines to accommodate Festival patrons leaving Center City after the shows.

    Trolleys: Route 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 service will operate on Saturday/Sunday schedules, with extra cars added during the festival (please note buses will substitute trolley service on the Route10 on Saturday and trolleys will return to the line on Sunday). The Center City Tunnel will be open for trolley service on Sunday evening.

    SEPTA Bus Detours:
    •    Due to road closures, Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be re-routed around the Parkway. Detour updates will be available through the System Status feature on SEPTA’s website.
    Other Labor Day Weekend Events:
    SEPTA has a special section online with details about travel all major Labor Day Weekend
    events. Click here for details.
    Customer Service Extended Hours & Additional Sales Locations:
    SEPTA Customer Service Call Center hours will be extended from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Representatives can be reached by calling (215) 580-7800.

    The 30th Street Station Customer Service Office will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    For more information, including schedules, fares and trip-planning tools, visit their website.

    For information on specific SEPTA and NJTransit routes and schedules during Labor Day weekend, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org or call 973-275-5555.

    The PHLASH Trolley, which normally operates until 6:00 P.M. daily, will offer extended service through 7:30 P.M. at select stops on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate Budweiser Made in America patrons.  Between 6:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M., the PHLASH Trolley will service stops #1-5 (eastbound) and 16-19 (westbound).  Visit http://www.visitphilly.com/tours/philadelphia/phlash/ for more information.

    If driving is necessary, paid parking lots and garages are conveniently located on or near the Parkway (listed below). It is recommended to call ahead for rates and availability; or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority website at http://philapark.org/ for a complete list of parking options.  A sample list of facilities follows:

    Paid Garages:
    •    206 22nd St., Patriot Parking Inc., 215-772-1511
    •    21st St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Expert Parking, 215-448-1391
    •    1815 Cherry St., InterPark, 215-496-1070
    •    1815 JFK Blvd., Sterlng Building, Patriot Parking, Inc., 215-568-8030
    •    16th and Race Sts., Sheraton Hotel, Expert Parking, 215-496-0293
    •    1616 Sansom St., Central Parking System, 877-717-0004
    •    1901 JFK Blvd., Central Parking System, 215-557-3721
    •    36 S. 19th St., Central Parking System, 215-561-1187
    •    2026 Rittenhouse Square, Central Parking System, 877-717-0004
    •    1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Windsor Suites, 215-569-0899

    Paid Parking Lots:
    •    23rd and Cherry Sts., Patriot Parking, Inc., 215-772-1511
    •    22nd and Walden Sts., Patriot Parking, Inc., 215-772-1511
    •    19th and Callowhill Sts., Philadelphia Parking Authority, 215-683-9813
    •    18th and Vine Sts., Parkway Corporation, 215-575-4000

    Most of the cultural institutions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain normal hours of operation during the Budweiser Made in America Festival and throughout Labor Day weekend with the exception of Moore College of Art & Design and the Rodin Museum, which will be closed Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, and will reopen on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The Rodin Museum is under the operation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    More information here


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