'Made in America' 2013 festival details announced

Fans attend the "Made In America" music festival on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Let's talk logistics.

City officials have announced more details ahead of Jay Z's Made in America music festival, which returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for its second year over Labor Day weekend.

Mayor Nutter said Friday that performances will begin at 2 p.m. on both days, while festival doors will open at noon. The main entrance will be located at 22nd St. on the Parkway. Additional entrances will be located at 23rd and Pennsylvania Ave. and Martin Luther King Dr. at Eakins Oval.

Access to Made in America is restricted to 60,000 ticket-holders. Those attending should expect added security measures, including searches and pat-downs before being permitted inside the festival parameters. Attendees should also be prepared for searches within the venue "at the discretion of Festival security staff," it says in the release.

Once a person is admitted, re-entry to the venue will not be permitted. Attendees should take note of this while considering what items to bring to Made in America.

Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring shades, sunscreen, IDs, credit/debit cards and or cash. They will only be allowed one backpack or bag and one sealed, plastic water bottle per person. Blankets, towels, unbrellas, empty plastic bottles/hydration packs are also allowed.

Here's what attendees cannot bring: Chairs, glass containers, coolers, skateboards/scooters, professional cameras, external food and drinks (besides water), fireworks/explosives, illegal substances, and/or weapons. Pets, except trained service animals, are not allowed (in case the guy who brought his snake to this year's Fourth of July Jam was wondering). 

As for decorative statements: Festivalgoers are not permitted to bring flyers, posters, stickers, glowsticks, laser pointers, or any items that would obstruct views, with the city citing examples like "flag poles" and "kites," into the venue.

The following is a map provided by the city:

(Graphic / Phila.gov)

The event will benefit United Way across the Philadelphia region and Lancaster County. The inaugural Made in America fest - which was conceived and curated by Jay Z, produced locally by Live Nation and sponsored by Budweiser in 2012 - generated more than $350,000 for education and job programs throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

The star-studded lineup includes Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails, who will headline the music festival on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, respectively. Performances are scheduled to conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 p.m. on Sunday. Exact set times can be found, here.

Stay tuned for more details on road closures, detours and parking restrictions.


Made in America 2013