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Nutter: Made in America a Record-Setting Success



    Nutter: Made in America a Record-Setting Success
    NBC10 - Randy Gyllenhaal
    A crowd of of people look on the Rocky Stage at the 2015 Made in America festival along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City.

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called the fourth annual Made in America festival a success in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

    "It's been a success in every respect for the city of Philadelphia," said Nutter.

    The mayor said that a record number of people attended the two-day event. With over 64,000 festival-goers each day and an overall total topping 130,000, the 2015 MIA festival was completely sold out both days, a first for the Labor Day concert.

    In addition to the large crowds, Nutter commented that the expanded grid system, used for security and informational purposes, was also a noteworthy success.

    According to Nutter, when the Made in America Festival was first announced in 2012, pepole were concerned about Philadephia's ability to handle the show. In the years since, the city has proven itself as a venue for major events.

    "We're the city that knows how to do big events well," said Nutter. "We look forward to another successful Made in America festival in 2016."

    The mayor also estimated that $10 million came into the city thanks to the festival, but added that there would not be specific numbers out for a while.