Philadelphia, PA - Made in America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has become a parkway staple since 2012, but this may end up being the final year for the music event which in the past included entertainers such as Beyoncé, Kanye West, J. Cole, and Solange.
Philadelphia representatives informed Philly's Billy Penn that the celebration on the Art Museum steps, highlight Meek Mill and also Nicki Minaj this fall, will to have to find a new location next year.
It’s not clear the reasons why, although residents around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway have filed complaints concerning the regularity of events such as Made in America, the 2017 NFL Draft, and Pope Francis’s visit, that has involved some road closures.
Last year Philadelphia put in just about $1.1 million on MIA including police overtime as well as clean-up. MIA organizers have assisted in the past with the costs of the festival since 2012. However last year, Promoters contributed just $600,000, along with a pledge to make more contributions this year. Stay tuned for more information when available.