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2017 Made in America Festival: Street closures, what you need to know

Everything you need to know about Philly’s big Labor Day Weekend festival


Labor Day Weekend in Philly is upon us, and so is the Budweiser Made in America Festival, a two-day music event that has drawn big-name acts to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the past four years.

Now in its fifth year, the 2017 Made in America Festival has Jay-Z as its headliner, along with his sister-in-law Solange, The Chainsmokers, J. Cole, and dozens of other musical artists. While tickets will cost you

Sticking around these parts for the long weekend? Or coming from out of town? Here’s what you need to know if you want to attend the two-day music festival, or just need to know how to get around the event. The city just released the full list of street closures and its top recommendations for getting to and from the festival.

We will update this story as more information becomes available in the days leading up to the festival.

When and where is Made in America?

The two-day event takes place on five stages located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd. Performances kick off both days at 1 p.m. and end at midnight on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Which streets will be closed for Made in America?

There will be seven phases of road closures for a week, from Sunday, August 27 through Tuesday, September 5. Here’s a helpful map.

Phase 1: 7 a.m. on August 27 to 11:59 p.m. on September 5:

  • Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum

Phase 2: 7 a.m. on August 28 to 5 a.m. on September 5:

  • Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Phase 3: 7 a.m. on August 29 to 11:59 p.m. on September 5:

  • Parking prohibited on Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rd Street (south side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24th Street (north side)

Phase 4: 10 a.m. on August 30 to 5 a.m. on September 5:

  • The inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval,
  • Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted

Phase 5: 7 p.m. on August 31 to 5 a.m. on September 5:

  • 22nd Street reduced to one running lane between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Phase 6: 10 a.m. on September 1 to 5 a.m. on September 5:

  • Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
  • 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • Kelly Drive outbound, from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Outer lane of MLK Drive adjacent to Paine’s Park
  • Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 1, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City), from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive, must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

Phase 7: 10 a.m. September 2 to 5 a.m. September 5:

The full extent of road closures around the festival site will begin at 10:00AM on Saturday, September 2 and remain through the duration of the event.

Where can or can’t I park?

Parking will be prohibited on the following streets:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
  • Winter Street, between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)
  • 20th Street, between Vine & Callowhill Streets (east side of street)
  • 21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)
  • 22nd Street, between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)
  • Park Towne Place, between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)

How to get to Made in America

If you’ve made it this far, the answer is pretty clear: You’re going to want to walk or take public transportation. (SEPTA has the low-down on detours and such here.)

  • Subway: Take the Broad Street Line and the Market-Frankford Line to City Hall or 15th Street Station and walk from there.
  • Trolley: Take the trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, or 36 to 19th or 22nd Street stations and walk from there.
  • SEPTA Regional: Take the SEPTA Regional line to Suburban Station for closest access to the Parkway. The trains will hold for about 20 minutes after the concert ends each night so you don’t get left behind.
  • Bus: Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2 through 5 a.m. am on Monday, September 5.
  • PHLASH: It’s a local bus that only runs on weekends and roams around all of Center City’s main attractions. You can buy a ticket for just $2 or $5 a day and hop on and off as you wish.