Made in America festival begins to take shape on the Parkway

Mike Dougherty
August 29, 2018 - 3:56 pm
Made in America festival preparations are underway.

Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is buzzing as final preparations are underway for this weekend's Made In America festival. 

Hundreds of workers are setting up five stages, which will soon be jam-packed with performances by Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Meek Mill and Diplo.

The headliners are among 60 acts that will take the stage — well, one of the stages — over two days.

The inner drive of the parkway is closed as heavy machinery moves everything into place. White tents are popping up left and right to accommodate the needs of 100,000 attendees.

There will be more road closures as the week progresses. The final phase is Friday, when the outer lanes of the parkway will be blocked off and the fence around the festival grounds will take shape.

Everything is expected to be cleaned up by Tuesday morning.

The city has set up a hotline for residents to get information or voice their concerns. Call 917-732-7501 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. through Friday.