What You Need To Know About Made In America Festival This Weekend
Made In America Music Festival is taking place this Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia at it's usual Ben Franklin Parkway location. This year's festival includes over 60 artists, with special performances from Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, Post Malone, and Meek Mill.
The festival starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday until midnight, and will conclude on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. As thousands of festival goers make their way to Philadelphia this weekend, here is what you need to know for Made in America 2018:
Sure enough, Made in America will have an effect on the normal traffic flow in the city. Expect closings from 20th street to Eakins Oval.
Perpendicular streets will be closed on each side of the Parkway, which includes 21st, 22nd 23rd, and 24th. The Garden Street Bridge and the Garden Street Tunnel will also be closed.
Martin Luther King Drive, Kelly Drive, Park Town Place, and Philadelphia Avenue and the I-676 off ramp will also be closed. These streets will reopen by 5 a.m on September 4th.
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Some bus lines will be detoured as a result of the festival that includes 7,32,33,38,43, and 48 lines. This will be in effect from 10 a.m Friday to 5 a.m Monday.
Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line will run normally this weekend and Line night Regional Rail Service will be available Saturday and Sunday. Here's the Schedule.
What's permitted into the festival:
You can bring: empty water bottles or sealed bottles, blankets, towels. cameras, small umbrellas. Security is recommending leaving your bags and backpacks at home, although they aren't technically prohibited.
You can't bring: Outside food or drink, masks, drones, chairs, glass, coolers, and sadly, you can't bring pets. Here is a full list of what's prohibited in the venue.
- The cultural institutions around the parkway will actually stay open during the festival.. but the rocky statue will remain closed.
- EMS tents will be set up by the main entrance, 21st and 22nd streets, and the north and south sides of 23rd streets.
- For any other questions: a festival hotline is set up this entire week and will be open this weekend from 8.a.m to 8 p.m for extended hours at (215)-580-7800. Have fun!