The 2017 Made In America Music Festival Hits The Benjamin Franklin Parkway This Weekend

The two-day music festival returns with dozens of awesome performances...

Every Labor Day weekend, Jay-Z’s giant Budweiser Made in America music festival takes over the famed Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

This year, the music fest returns on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 with performances by the best of the best in hip-hop, alternative music, EDM and R&B.


  • The Made in America music festival returns on Sat., September 2 and Sun., September 3.
  • Jay-Z, J. Cole and The Chainsmokers will headline the fest with 35+ other performers.
  • The festival fills the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with music, food, drinks and games.
  • Two-day tickets are $162 and are available online.

In addition to music, guests can look forward to amusement rides, food, drinks and interactive activities.

The Made in America music festival benefits the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

The Layout

The giant music festival fills blocks and blocks of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a full weekend of live tunes on five different stages.

The festival footprint begins at 21st Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — the location of the entrance gates — and continues back on the Parkway toward Eakins Oval, Park Towne Place and the grand Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The festival fills not only the Benjamin Franklin Parkway but also parts of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place (the road immediately in front of the apartments).

Doors open at noon on both days of this two-day festival and performances start at 1 p.m. The music is expected to run until midnight on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Note that Made in America goes on rain or shine and there is no re-entry into the festival.

Made in America Ride
(Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia)
The giant Made in America festival returns with live music from…

  • Jay-Z
  • J. Cole
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Solange
  • Migos
  • DMX
  • And more…

The Music

The focal point of Made in America is the music, and this year’s lineup does not disappoint.

Jay-Z himself will headline the music festival on Sunday night, along with J. Cole on Saturday night and The Chainsmokers on Sunday night.

The three headliners will be accompanied by a bevy of other talented musicians from a range of genres. Look forward to sets by Kaskade, DMX, Solange, DJ Mustard, Marshmello, Migos, Pusha T, Run the Jewels, Little Dragon, Marian Hill and more.

For the full list of performing musicians and set times, click here.

Made in America
(Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia)
The huge Made in America festival returns for two days, September 2-3, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Food and Drinks

Excellent food and refreshing drinks will be available throughout the festival.

Food trucks and mobile food vendors from the Philadelphia area and beyond will fill the Benjamin Parkway to fuel up festival attendees throughout the two-day event. Guests can chow down on cheese curds, sandwiches, ice cream, burgers, french fries and more.

There will also be plenty of Budweiser (the festival’s namesake) available for purchase throughout the festival grounds, in addition to cocktails and other frosty brews for guests 21 and over. Cold water bottles and soda will be available for purchase as well, and filtered water stations can be found throughout the festival grounds.


At this time, tickets to the Made in America music festival are still available.

A two-day festival pass costs $162 per person and is available online. Be sure to scoop up tickets to this huge music festival — it often sells out as the day gets closer!

Made In America
(Photo courtesy Made In America)
Enjoy festival-ready food and drinks along with plenty of live music throughout the weekend-long festival.

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.

SEPTA’s Broad Street and Market-Frankford subway lines will be operating under their normal weekend schedule, as will NJ Transit’s PATCO line. Late-night service will be extended on select SEPTA Regional Rail lines, too.

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, plus the two-night deal includes free parking.

Cheers to Made in America 2017!

Made in America

When:September 2-3
Where:Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$162 for two-day pass



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