Made In America Festival Cancels 2024 Edition, Promises Future Return

Made In America Festival Cancels 2024 Edition, Promises Future Return

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Philadelphia’s Made In America Festival, spearheaded by Jay-Z, has been cancelled for the second year running. The annual two-day Labor Day weekend event, known for its stellar lineups, traditionally takes place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Launched in 2012, the festival has seen headliners like Jay-Z himself, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and Rihanna grace its stage. In 2020, the pandemic forced its cancellation, followed by another last year due to “severe circumstances outside of production control.” SZA and Lizzo were slated to headline that scrapped edition.

Yesterday (April 3rd), organizers confirmed the festival’s absence in 2024 via a statement. While no specific reason was given, the statement emphasized the festival’s commitment to music and community.

“Made In America has always been about celebrating music and fostering connections,” the statement reads. “From creating a space for fans to come together, to supporting local businesses and highlighting important causes, accessibility has been a core value, reflected in our affordable ticket options and convenient location.”

The statement hints at a potential future return, with organizers promising “an exciting return to the festival” while “reimagining a live music experience” that reflects their dedication to the art form.

This year’s lineup remained under wraps at the time of cancellation.