Made in America, the Jay-Z curated music festival, continues Sunday with its sixth annual celebration on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Here’s everything you need to know about Day Two:
While morning showers are expected, it’s set to be much dryer than the first day of Made in America. Expect highs in the 70s, and lots of clouds.
The Mayor’s Office advises motorists to avoid the area around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and to use alternative routes. The road closures will include the entire width of the Parkway, beginning at 20th and extending through Eakins Oval and behind the Art Museum. The rear of the Art Museum will be accessible via Fairmount Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and 25th Street. Click here for more specifics on road closures.
Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines: Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule Saturday and Sunday. Race-Vine and City Hall Stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line provide walking access to the festival gates on the Parkway. The Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines will offer overnight service as usual on Saturday.
Regional Rail: Late-night train service will be available on Saturday and Sunday departing from Jefferson, Suburban, and 30th Street Stations. Special schedules will be posted in stations and are also available at www.septa.org/events. If the concert runs late on Saturday or Sunday, these trains will be held for approximately 20 minutes after the concert ends. Parking is free at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail lots on weekends. Parking lot location information is available at www.septa.org/parking.
Trolley: Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, and 36 offer service to and from the concert, with 19th and 22nd Street Stations providing walking access to the Parkway. Route 15 connects with Broad Street and Market-Frankford service at Girard Avenue.
PHLASH has stops at 22 locations, including many in Center City. Find live updates at RidePhillyPHLASH.com and visit www.phillyphlash.com for a schedule and route details.
Rideshare: Taxi, Uber, and Lyft drop-off and pick-up locations are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden and the 1900 block of Arch Street.
Commercial off-street parking lots and garages are located on or near the Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority website at www.philapark.org for a list of parking options.
Here are all the acts you have to see Sunday:
PnB Rock. The Germantown-raised singer and rapper born Rakim Allen attracted an ardent crowd at this year’s Roots Picnic. He broke out this year with “Everyday We Lit,” the hit single by Atlanta rapper YFN Gucci, and was marked for the big time with his inclusion in hip-hop magazine XXL’s freshman class. 2 p.m. on the Rocky stage.
Downtown Boys. An explosive rock outfit from Providence, R.I., Downtown Boys are recent signees to Seattle’s storied SubPop label, and have just released The Cost Of Living, a galvanic salvo in which lead singer Victoria Ruiz speaks up for the dispossessed. Read our interview with Ruiz here. 2:30 p.m. on the Tidal stage.
Japanese Breakfast. Soft Songs from Another Planet is the superb second full-length album by Philly songwriter Michelle Zauner, who received a valuable coolness endorsement when Frank Ocean played her sci-fi fantasy “Machinist” on his Blondedradio show last week. Zauner is a master at channeling grief into inviting pop music. 4:15 p.m. on the Skate stage.
Pusha T. The 20-year rap veteran born Terrence Thornton who, along with his brother Gene, made his name as one half of The Clipse, threw down with the classic Hell Hath No Fury in 2006. Since his brother became a born-again Christian and changed his stage name from “Malice” to “No Malice,” Pusha has been a solo artist affiliated with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, most recently with last year’s Darkest Before Dawn. His newest, King Push, is due in September. 4:15 p.m. on the Rocky stage.
Beach Slang. Well-dressed rock-and-roll true-believer James Alex got his start as a secondary songwriter in the Allentown emo band Weston way back in the 1990s. But he has stepped into his own with Beach Slang, a full-speed-ahead, heart-on-sleeve quartet who, at their best, capture a measure of the raucous, offhand poeticism of their heroes the Replacements. 5:15 p.m. on the Skate stage.
Little Dragon. The Swedish pop quartet fronted by singer Yukimi Nagano make slinky, stylish music that draws on 1980s Minneapolis funk and meshes nicely with hip-hop, as indicated by Nagano’s many guest sports with rappers like Big Boi and De La Soul. Their latest is the snappy synth-pop soiree Season High. 5:45 p.m. on the Rocky stage.
Tiger’s Jaw. Tuneful Scranton rock stalwarts have survived recent lineup changes and are now co-fronted by singer-songwriters Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins. Their fetching new album, spin, was released this year on Conshohocken producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement. 6:15 p.m. on the Skate stage.
Wizkid. The Nigerian Justin Bieber? Twenty-seven-year-old Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun has been tagged with that label as the smooth, Afrobeat-inflected pop singer has found a mass audience, collaborating with Canadian rapper Drake on “One Dance” and “Come Closer,” and Major Lazer and Dua Lipa on the party starter “My Love.” 6:15 p.m. on the Tidal stage.
Run the Jewels. The once unlikely seeming interracial tandem of rapper-producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike have now released a trio of hard-hitting justly acclaimed eponymous albums, the latest being last year’s Run the Jewels 3. Also expect the band’s performance to be one of the most politically charged of the fest: Killer Mike was an outspoken surrogate campaigner for Bernie Sanders during the presidential primary season last year. 6:30 p.m. on the Liberty stage.
Marshmello. Who knows the real identity of Marshmello? It’s a big secret, hidden behind the white marshmallow mask that is reminiscent of previous MIA headliner Deadmau5’s big-eared-rodent disguise. Internet speculation, however, has it that the EDM knob-twiddler behind hits like “Alone” and “Moving On” is Philadelphian Chris Comstock, who also records under the dance-floor sobriquet Dotcom. 8 p.m. on the Liberty stage.
Jay-Z. The 47-year-old father of three (four if you count Made in America as one of his babies) is as relevant as ever. Bow to down to the H to the Izzo when he plays the final spot of the festival. 9:30 p.m.on the Rocky Stage.