This Labor Day weekend, Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Music Festival will take over Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The two day music festival is back for a second year, and it’s just as jam-packed as it was in 2012, with 36 acts that will perform on three stages along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Check out all the must-know information below. – Chelsea Karnash
When: Saturday, August 31st – Sunday, September 1st; doors open at noon each day
Where: The Ben Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Schedule: Check out the artist lineup below.
Saturday, August 31
ROCKY STAGE (MAIN)
Beyoncé – 10:30 pm – 12:00 am
Phoenix – 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Imagine Dragons – 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Public Enemy – 4:45 – 5:45 pm
A$AP Rocky – 3:15 – 4 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 pm
Rudimental – 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Redlight – 2:00 – 3:00 pm
SKATE PARK STAGE
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
ROCKY STAGE (MAIN)
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 – 6:00 – 6:45 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 – 6:10 – 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
SKATE PARK STAGE
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
Tickets for Made in America are still available, and prices for the festival range between $99 and $499. Everyone, regardless of age, needs a ticket in order to attend this concert. And be warned: There is NO re-entry if you leave the festival!
City garage or lot parking will be the only option available for the festival. Click here for more information on city parking.
The city also released a list of important information on road closures and transportation to and from the event. The most significant details are below, but if you’d like to read the full release, click here.
To accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in key sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin the week of August 25, with increasing closures up until the start of the Festival on the morning of Saturday, August 31. The full extent of the closures will extend through Tuesday, September 3.
Delays can be expected and motorists are advised to use alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time, in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend.
- 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)
- 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)
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.
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 www.visitphilly.com/tours/philadelphia/phlash for more information.
Other Important Info:
The festival will include free filtered water services onsite as well as a variety of food choices, from traditional festival and fair food to gourmet food trucks. For a festival map, click here.
There will be plenty of ATM’s around the festival site, as well as charging stations to keep the juice up on your phone.
The Budweiser Made in America Festival will benefit United Way organizations in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County.
Be sure to check out the Made In America FAQ section for all the do’s and don’ts of the event! And make sure to sign up for ReadyNotifyPA in case of a wash-out and follow Made in America on Facebook and Twitter!