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Made In America staying on Benjamin Franklin Parkway “for years to come”

Made in America Festival 2017 - Sunday
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After much public back and forth, it looks like Philly’s Made In America festival will remain at its longtime location of Benjamin Franklin Parkway after all. According to NBC Philadelphia, Philly Major Jim Kenney reportedly had a “productive meeting” with Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perez, and then made a statement, saying: “The Made in America festival belongs in Philadelphia – the birthplace of our country – and I’m optimistic that we can turn an unfortunate misunderstanding into a positive outcome and even stronger event. I look forward to working with Roc Nation and Live Nation, and maintaining this Philadelphia tradition for years to come.”

The meeting came after Made In America founder Jay-Z slammed Mayor Kenney in an op-ed, saying he had learned that Kenney wanted to “evict” them from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway location “without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue, or proper communication.” Live Nation later made a statement, standing by Jay-Z, and Kenney also responded, saying, “We hope to be able to resolve what has been an unfortunate misunderstanding.”

Made In America 2018 goes down on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Labor Day weekend with Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monae, SOB x RBE, Saba, Maxo Kream, JPEGMAFIA, Code Orange, Turnstile, Show Me the Body, and more.

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