Nutter: Made In America Music Fest A Cost-Sharing Event

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It may be weeks until the city knows how much it will cost to put on this weekend’s Made In America Music festival along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

It’s the first time the city is attempting a paid admission event along the Parkway, so exact numbers are and will be continued to be crunched.

Mayor Michael Nutter did not talk specifics during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday morning, but he did say there will be cost sharing.

“We have put on big events, we know some of the things we have to do. There is still a fair amount of, ah how do I characterize it, ah discussion about some of the details whether it’s on the public safety side, how many of our folks, city folks, will actually be involved in some of the events and activities versus what’s taking place on the promotions side,” Nutter explained.

Nutter says the music festival is an investment opportunity in the promotion of the city.

“I believe ultimately it will pay many, many dividends for years to come.”

The event is scheduled to take place this Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 50,000 people are expected to attend each day.

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