City Of Philadelphia Releases Information For 2014 Live Nation â€˜Budweiser Made In Americaâ€™ Music Festival
Details on event activities, transportation, parking, security and more. rnrnPhiladelphia, August 27, 2014 â€“ The City of Philadelphia released details for the 2014 â€œBudweiser Made in Americaâ€ music festival â€“ an exciting, two-day music extravaganza during Labor Day weekend. Now in its third year, the event will be locally produced by Live Nation, Roc Nation and DPS on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and will benefit local United Way organizations. For the first time this year, the City of Los Angeles, California, will also host a companion â€œBudweiser Made in Americaâ€ Festival on Labor Day weekend. rnrnShawn â€œJay Zâ€ Carter will once again curate the blockbuster roster of nearly 50 performers who embody the diverse American musical spirit. The artists will perform on four stages (the Rocky, Liberty, Freedom and Skate stages) along the Parkway in Philadelphiaâ€™s Fairmount Park on Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. Gates open at 12:00 P.M. on both days. On Saturday, performances are scheduled to begin at 2:00 P.M. and conclude at 11:59 P.M., and on Sunday, performances will begin at 2:00 P.M. and end at 11:00 P.M. The City of Philadelphia will provide operational support for the festival. rnrnâ€œFor the third year in a row, Labor Day weekend in the City of Philadelphia will offer a winning combination of music, culture and community, with the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway as the backdrop for the Budweiser Made in America Festival,â€ said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. â€œPhiladelphiaâ€™s Labor Day weekend offers something for everyone. Festival ticket-holders, cultural institution visitors and those with business on the Parkway are all welcome to take part in a relaxing weekend of holiday fun. As the original city to host Made in America, Philadelphia has established a successful national model. The festival has now become a bi-coastal event which brings a new tradition of Made in America to even more music fans across the country.â€rnrnThe Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia will benefit United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and United Way of Lancaster County. The Festivalâ€™s primary goal is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. Money invested in these communities will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and needy citizens in these regions. As a result of last yearâ€™s festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is investing more than $300,000 into education and workforce development initiatives. The L.A. festival will benefit United Way of Greater Los Angeles.rnrnThe following are operational details for Philadelphiaâ€™s Budweiser Made in America festivities:rnrnFestival Activities & Information rnThe 2014 Budweiser Made in America showcases Philadelphiaâ€™s culture, heritage and hospitality and features musical acts, beginning at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 30: rnrn(Saturday) Kanye West, The National, Steve Aoki, J. Cole, Chromeo, City and Colour, R3HAB, Baauer, Mayer Hawthorne, The Neighbourhood, Holy Ghost!, Glassjaw, Will Sparks, Destructo, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Cassidy, Cherub, Young & Sick, Kaneholler, Bas, Baby Baby, Pissed Jeans, OCD: Moose & Twist and The Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores.rnrn(Sunday) Kings of Leon, TiÃ«sto, Pharrell Williams, Girl Talk, Spoon, Grimes, AWOLNATION, Gareth Emery, Tommy Trash, KONGOS, Danny Brown, YG, Bear Hands, Penguin Prison (DJ Set with Live Vocals), 3LAU, Mimosa, Bleachers, Vacationer, Cut Snake, Bixel Boys, Misterwives, Cruiser, Nothing, The Menzingers and Man Overboard.rnrnFestival-goers can purchase tickets in advance through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com. Visitmadeinamericafest.com for more information. Like us on Facebook (@MadeInAmericaFest), or follow the festival on Twitter and Instagram (@miafest). Be sure to use the hashtag #BudweiserMadeInAmerica all weekend long. rnrnFor fans unable to attend the festival, performances from both Philadelphia and Los Angeles will be streamed atMadeInAmericaFest.com.rnrnRoad ClosuresrnrnTo accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, a process of gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in key sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin today, with street closings increasing each day. The full set of closures are scheduled to be implemented by 10 A.M. on Friday, August 29. The full extent of these closures will be in place until Tuesday, September 2. rnrnDelays can be expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend. Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.rnrnThere are three phases of road closures associated with the construction of the Festival site that are in effect, now through Tuesday, September 2 nd. A detailed list of closures is below:rnrnPhase 1:rnrnWednesday, August 27th: Two lanes in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum will be closed, beginning at 5:00 A.M. These lanes will not re-open until the removal of the staging and equipment following the final concert, or by Tuesday morning. The festivities will end by 11:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 31st.rn Phase 2:rnrnThursday, August 28th: The inner lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (the inbound and outbound lanes), from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval, will be closed until Tuesday, September 2nd.rn Phase 3:rnrnFriday, August 29th: Due to the closure of the inner lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic for Friday morning rush hour 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 Drivemust exit the Drive at Fairmount Avenue.rnThe full extent of road closures around the Festival site will begin at 10:00 A.M and will remain through the duration of the event. A complete list of road closures and â€˜no parkingâ€™ restrictions follows:rnRoad Closures:rnrnThe Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Artrn21st Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streetsrn22nd Street between Winter & Fairmount Streetsrn23rd Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenuern24th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenuesrn25th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania AvenuesrnSpring Garden Street between 20th & 31st Streets, including the Spring Garden Street tunnelrnKelly Drive between 23rd Street & Fairmount AvenuernMartin Luther King Drive between the Falls Bridge & the Benjamin Franklin ParkwayrnPennsylvania Avenue between Hamilton & Fairmount Avenuesrn2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street (the eastern half of the block from the Whole Foods market to 20th Street will remain open to allow access to the store)rnPark Towne Place between 22nd & 24th StreetsrnI-676 Westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (the I-676 Eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)rnNo parking at these locations:rnrnPennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)rnWinter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)rn20th Street between Vine Street & Callowhill Street (east side of street)rn21st Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)rn22nd Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)rnPark Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)rnPublic Transportation and Paid ParkingrnrnDue to Made in America event preparations, SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, and 43 will be detoured around the festival area, beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 29 through early-morning on Monday, September 2.Specific route detours are posted on the System Status Page at www.septa.orgrnrnExtra late-night service also will be available on SEPTAâ€™s Regional Rail Lines on Saturday and Sunday Nights departing Center City. Suburban and 30th Street Stations are in closest walking distance to the festival. Special schedules are posted in stations and online at http://septa.org/events/pdf/2014-08-made-in-america-rr-service.pdfrnrnFestival participants also can use the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines. Train service will operate for 24 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, replacing the usual Nite Owl Bus Service. Trains operate every 20 minutes, between midnight and 5:00 A.M., with additional frequencies before and after those times. Race-Vine and City Hall stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Additional information regarding late-night subway service is available at http://www.septa.org/service/all-night.htmlrnrnFor more information on SEPTA and NJTransit routes and schedules during Labor Day weekend, visitwww.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org or call 973-275-5555.rnrn PHLASH transportation is an inexpensive way to visit key attractions in Center City ($2 per ride or $5 all-day) and the Parkway vicinity. The PHLASH bus will operate Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, with stops at 20 locations, from Pennâ€™s Landing to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Find PHLASH on the go, with live updates at RidePhillyPHLASH.com and visit www.phillyphlash.com for a schedule and route details.rnrn If driving is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located on or near the Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authorityâ€™s website at http://philapark.org/ for a list of parking options. Budweiser Made in America is not affiliated with these parking facilities.rnrnCultural InstitutionsrnrnMost of the cultural institutions in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway vicinity will maintain normal hours of operation and, in some cases, even extend schedules during the Budweiser Made in America Festival and throughout Labor Day weekend, except for the Moore College of Art & Design (closed Labor Day weekend) and the Rodin Museum (closed August 30 and August 31, and reopening on Labor Day, September 1). The Rodin Museum is under the operation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.rnrnParking, either free or paid, is available directly at or near the institutions; however, using public transportation is strongly encouraged. Refer to the parkwaymuseumsdistrict.org or the institutionsâ€™ individual websites for more information on exhibit hours, ticketing, parking, accessibility and accommodations. A list of cultural institutions and parking information follows:rnrnPhiladelphia Museum of Art and the Perelman Building Annexrnrn26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www.philamuseum.org, 215-763-8100rnrnDuring the Budweiser Made in America Festival, the west entrance of the museum will be open and visitors may obtain access via pathways north and south of this entrance. The east entrance east steps and Spring Garden tunnel will not be open. The Museumâ€™s visitor shuttle will not be in service. No access to Art Museum Drive will be available from 25th Street (security will only provide access for deliveries and visitors with ADA tags). Police will direct Art Museum staff and visitors to the Waterworks Drive entrance for access to surface lot parking and garage entry.rnrn Rodin Museumrnrn21st Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www.rodinmuseum.org, 215-763-8100rnrn Barnes Foundationrnrn20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www.barnesfoundation.org, 215-278-7000rnrnParking: A museum parking lot is accessible from Pennsylvania Avenue, between 20th and 21st streets, on a first-come, first-served basis. An ADA accessible entrance is at 20th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue.Valet parking during operating hours is available in the car and taxi drop-off area on 20th Street, between the Ben Franklin Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue. There also are commercial off-street parking lots, or street parking may be available nearby.rn The Franklin Instituternrn222 North 20th St., www.fi.edu, 215-448-1200rnrnParking: The Franklin Instituteâ€™s parking garage entrance is at 21st and Winter streets, and The Franklin Institute will be open throughout Labor Day Weekend.rn Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universityrnrn19th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, www.ansp.org, 215-299-1000rnrnParking: There is metered parking near the Academy. For more information about off-street parking, visit http://ansp.org/visit/plan/directions-and-parking/ or the Philadelphia Parking Authorityâ€™s website at http://philapark.org/rn Parkway Central Libraryrnrn1901 Vine Street, www.freelibrary.org, 215-686-5322rnrnParking: There is on-street parking and a paying lot nearby at Callowhill Street, between 19th and 20thstreets. rnFairmount Waterworksrnrn640 Waterworks Drive, http://www.fairmountwaterworks.org/, 215-685-0723 rnrnParking: 2-hour public parking, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking on Sedgley Avenue, across Kelly Drive.rnEastern State Penitentiaryrnrn2027 Fairmount Avenue (between 21st and 22nd streets), www.easternstate.org, 215-236-3300rnrnParking: Metered street parking is available in surrounding areas near the penitentiary and at a paying parking lot at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue. Visitors encouraged to take PHLASH bus transit, SEPTA or Philadelphia Trolley Works.rnVenue Details and Public Safety InformationrnrnThe vicinity of the festival on the Parkway will be firmly secured and protected for maximumrnrnpublic safety. The enclosed event boundaries are: 20th Street, from Pennsylvania Avenue tornrnPark Town Place; Pennsylvania Avenue, from 20th to 25th streets; the south side of Eakins Oval, from Martin Luther King Drive to 24th Street, and Park Towne Place, from 24th to 20th streets.rnrnThroughout the concert weekend, the City will provide a strong presence of law enforcement and emergency medical services. The City and Budweiser Made in America officials will utilize a network of prevention and response services, which will be integrated, mobile, and in constant communication.rnrnThe Budweiser Made in America venue features three entrances/exits for ticket-holders during the two-day festival. The main entrance is at 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A second general admission entrance is at 23rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. A third entrance for VIP Ticket Holders is at 24th Street and Martin Luther King Drive at Eakins Oval. Re-entry to the venue will NOT be permitted on either day. rnrnAccess to the venue is limited to strictly Festival ticket-holders, who will be subject to searches and pat-downs before being permitted inside the venue to ensure the enjoyment and safety of everyone at the Festival. Ticket holders should be prepared for additional searches inside the venue at the discretion of Festival security staff. Spectators are strongly discouraged from carrying bags, backpacks, or satchels of any kind. All bags are subject to search. rnrnIf you are attending the Festival activities, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, supervision of children and wearing comfortable attire.rnrnLeave no bags or items unattended. In an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container), notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.rnrnItems allowed inside the venue include: rnrnFactory-sealed plastic water bottles 1 per person up to 1 liter.rnEmpty plastic water containers 1 per person up to 64 ounces for re-use at water refill stations. rnDrinking water will be available for purchase and there will be water stations for re-filling bottles. rnOne small non-framed backpack or bag subject to search and re-search (all bags will be tagged)rnBlankets and towelsrnUmbrellas (small hand-held only)rnNon-professional cameras, flip-cams, camera phonesrnSunscreen, sunglasses, government issued I.D., cash/debit cards/credit cards (all are encouraged).rnItems NOT allowed inside the venue include but are not limited to:rnrnWeapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored and weapons will be confiscated)rnFireworks or explosivesrnIllegal or illicit substances of any kindrn Outside food & beverages (except factory-sealed water bottles)rnPets (except trained service animals)rn Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)rnChairsrnGlass containersrnSkateboards, motorized vehicles or scootersrnCoolersrnProfessional recording devices or cameras (no detachable lenses or tripods meant for commercial use) rnFluorescent plastic lights (glow sticks)rnLaser pointersrnItems that would obstruct othersâ€™ view of the stages (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc. rnMissing or lost persons can report to a security location, which will be identified on the Parkway.rnrnLost and Found items can be taken to various Information Tents throughout the venue.rnrnâ€œLocation markersâ€ will be posted to clearly and easily identify a location or section (by letter and number, example: KK-1) to facilitate communicating in the event of an emergency.rnrnInformation booths on the Parkway and an EMS First Aid station (with misting tents for heat-exhaustion cases) will be identified onsite. Labor Day weekend 2014 is expected to be hot, festival attendees are strongly encouraged to carry water and stay hydrated.rnrnFor more information on the venue, concessions, accommodations and directions, visitwww.MadeInAmericaFest.comrnrnEmergency Weather Alerts & Heat-related Precautions InformationrnrnBudweiser Made in America is a rain or shine event. In the case of severe weather, listen for announcements and sign up ahead of time to receive emergency texts or e-mail alerts at www.readynotifypa.org or text PHILA to 411911 from your mobile device. Plan for a safe, informed holiday.rnrnIn the event of high temperatures, be aware of the risk of heat-related health issues. EMS personnel will be on duty all day at an accessible First Aid Station and will be on patrol to monitor activities. Many heat stress or heat exhaustion issues can be avoided by taking simple precautions.rnrnFollow all proper precautions to guard against the heat elements.rnAll festival-goers should stay hydrated by drinking lots of water; avoid overindulging in non-alcoholic liquids, caffeine and avoid wearing excessive layers of clothing.rnConsider the Three Lâ€™s Rule: light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting. Wear garments made of natural fibers like cotton.rnFor more useful tips to beat the heat, visit http://oem.readyphiladelphia.org/HeatrnrnFor more information:rnrnBudweiser Made in America Festival: www.madeinamericafest.com,www.facebook.com/MadeInAmericaFest, and on Twitter: @MIAFestival and #BudweiserMadeInAmericarnCity of Philadelphia: www.phila.gov, www.phillypolice.com, www.phila.gov/ready,www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaCityGovernment, and on Twitter: @PhiladelphiaGov, @PhillyPolice, @phillymdoevents, @philly311, @philaOEMrnUnited Way: Chris Murray, 215-665-2513, email@example.com###rnrn rnrnSEE ROAD CLOSURESrnrnAbout â€œBudweiser Made In Americaâ€ Festival in PhiladelphiarnrnSlated for its third year in Philadelphia, the â€œBudweiser Made in Americaâ€ Festival will once again attract thousands of visitors and festival-goers to the City of Brotherly Love on Labor Day weekend 2014. After the inaugural two-day music festival in 2012, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the event generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the cityâ€™s economy. Additionally, the â€œBudweiser Made in Americaâ€ Festival benefits local United Way organizations with the goal of having a positive impact on the host community. As a result of the 2013 festival, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey invested more than $300,000 into education and workforce development initiatives. The City of Philadelphia is well positioned to host the festival once again in 2014; the city is strategically located on the east coast, boasts world-class transportation and amenities, and local officials have experience producing, facilitating and accommodating big events like the annual Philadelphia Marathon, the annual Wawa Welcome America! festival on the 4th of July and the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2015.