Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia marks an all-time favorite music festival in the city — the Made in America music festival.
Made in America Fast Facts
- The festival hits the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3 and 4.
- Rihanna and Coldplay will headline this year’s festival.
- Single-day passes are $99.50 and two-day passes are $162.
- More than 30 bands will perform on five stages.
The festival returns on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 with live music by some of today’s biggest artists — Rihanna, Coldplay, DJ Kahled, Lil’ Wayne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and more.
The music starts at 1 p.m. on both days and festival gates open at noon.
The majestic Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be transformed for Made In America’s sprawling outdoor festival.
This year, the festival features four entrances: the main entrance at 21st Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a second entrance at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, a third entrance at 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and a final entrance at 21st Street right past Vine Street.
For information on road closures, click here.
In addition to five stages, the festival grounds will also feature a specialized food truck area, a cause village, merchandise tents and a bevy of beer gardens.
For the full festival map, see below.
Wondering what you can and can’t bring along? The festival does allow attendees to bring items like factory-sealed plastic water bottles or empty plastic water containers, small non-framed backpack, blankets, non-professional cameras and small hand-held umbrellas. What you can’t bring: outside food or drink, coolers and audio or video recording equipment.
Every year, music mogul Jay Z curates a lineup of talented musicians from a range of genres. This year, festival headliners are Rihanna on Saturday and Coldplay on Sunday.
Beyond performances by the headliners, a number of other great musicians are also slated to take the stage — 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Jamie XX, Grimes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Chance the Rapper and more.
Click here for the full lineup or see the Instagram above. Made in America will release set times and locations when the festival dates get closer.
The Food & Drink
Some of Philadelphia’s finest food trucks will line the festival grounds to provide attendees with delicious food throughout the duration of the festival. Guests can expect a range of fare.
There will also be plenty of water available for purchase throughout the festival — stay hydrated! Additionally, beer will be available for purchase throughout the Parkway and at a number of 21-plus beer gardens.
How To Get Tickets
At this time, tickets to the Made in America festival are still available.
Single-day passes are $99.50 and are available for either Saturday or Sunday. Those who want to attend both days of the festival can purchase a two-day festival pass, which costs $162.
Passes are available online — those interested in attending the festival should scoop their pass up soon!
Locker rental for storage and a phone charging dock is available for $30. Lockers must be reserved in advance.
Getting There and Staying Over
If you are traveling to Philadelphia for Made in America, your best bet is to use public transportation to get to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
NJ Transit will be operating under its normal weekend schedule and SEPTA will be adding service to the Broad Street and Market-Frankford subway lines during the two-day festival. Late-night service will also be extended on select Regional Rail lines.
The two-day festival is a great excuse to turn the weekend into a getaway (or staycation!) by booking the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package. There are plenty of great deals on hotels that are just blocks away from the festival grounds — the two-night deal includes free parking, free Indego bike share passes and more.