Made in America
Eyewitness News has obtained a copy of the Made in America contract between Live Nation and Philadelphia from the Controller’s Office.
The remnants of the Made in America Music Festival are still very visible. What remains to be seen is how many taxpayer dollars were spent to bring the concert to Philadelphia.
As stages and equipment from the Made in America music festival are packed up, the open areas around the Art Museum have taken a beating.
Chris gets ready for the start of the Democratic National Convention with Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on a special Tuesday edition of the Monday Morning Matchup. He also talks to CBS 3’s Chris May in Charlotte covering the convention all week, reviews the Made in America concert from the weekend and chats with Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel.
Throughout day two of the Made In America festival, fans had eyes peeled for the event’s spokesman and headliner, Jay-Z.
Day one of Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival seemed like a huge success despite overcrowding, and long lines for bathrooms, beer and pretty much anything else. On the plus side, it was probably the most racially integrated summer festival yet, and therefore was more of a microcosm of America than most festivals. It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Jay-Z pulling such a diverse audience, or creating such a diverse bill.
The Ben Franklin Parkway is the focus of the music world this weekend as Jay-Z and friends rock the Art Museum steps with Made in America.
In the first-of-its-kind Made in America Music Festival up to 50,000 people packed the Ben Franklin Parkway, but over the last 24 hours, police have scaled back the number of officers.
The two-day music festival is taking over the parkway and putting Philadelphia at the center of the music universe.
The true economic impact of the Made In America concert won’t be known for a few weeks, but the concert is already proving profitable for hotels in the city.
An estimated crowd of 50,000 will be on the Parkway Saturday. Many will be there to see one man, Jay-Z, who made a brief public appearance Friday night.
The museum’s president Gail Harrity says people can enter through the west entrance.
More than a hundred stage hands have been working for the past several days to assemble two stages and VIP tents in preparation for Jay-Z’s Labor Day weekend event.
This weekend’s “Made in America” concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia could translate into some big dollars for the local United Way.
The event aims to “embody the American spirit,” but many of the performers also embody Philadelphia’s spirit.