Damn Tornado Ida and Pandemic Delta. Jay-Z, RocNation and Live Nation’s two-day music affair, Made in America festival, overtakes the Benjamin Franklin Parkway starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 4 and ending past 11 p.m. on Sunday night.
Ride past the Oval now, which you probably can’t as everything down around the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin and the Barnes is cordoned off, and you can feel the good vibes coming off the (more than likely) still wet staging for the MIA event. Three stages actually, as the Made in America Festival, as always, welcomes acts to the Rocky, Liberty, and Tidal stages.
Before you’re tempted to say how one night is better than the next, beware… Headliner Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and Young Thug are on Saturday. But Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat and headliner/event closer Justin Bieber happen on Sunday night. Buy the weekend pass, man. You’ll thank me.
The city wrote that “All roadways will reopen prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 7, with traffic patterns returning to normal. Some low-impact parking and travel lane restrictions will remain in place until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7. Delays can be expected during the course of event construction and on festival days. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend. Double-parking – which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal – should also be avoided.”
Deal with it.