Made in America
Eyewitness News has learned the full schedule for Labor Day weekend’s “Made in America” Festival.
“This is a big thing, and we can do big things. We’ve done big things in the past,” said Mayor Michael Nutter on Tuesday, as he assured the public that the city is prepared for the concert.
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.
Stage construction on the Ben Franklin Parkway began on Saturday for next weekend’s concert and is expected to continue all week.
The city where America was made is gearing up for rapper Jay-Z’s “Made In America” music festival, which officials estimate will attract 100,000 fans to Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend.
It’s a little more than six weeks before Jay-Z’s “Made in America” two-day music festival arrives in Philadelphia. Huge crowds are expected, but hotels in Center City are not expecting to benefit much.
Introduced in City Council Thursday was a bill that would change the purchasing practice of Philadelphia city government, so that more American products are selected even if slightly more expensive.