UPDATE: Made In America fest to stay on Ben Franklin Parkway afterall

posted by Amber Miller - 

Well, well, well.  Made In America Festival isn't going anywhere, it will remain on the Ben Franklin Parkway "for years to come," according to Mayor Kenney. This is a complete 180 after news last week that 2018 would be the final year for the fest in its current location. Today the Mayor met with festival organizers to clear up what is being referred to as a big "misunderstanding."

The Mayor's statement: "I am greatly appreciative of everything that Made in America has done for the City of Philadelphia and I remain committed to its continued success.  The Made in America festival belongs in Philadelphia ā€“ the birthplace of our country ā€“  and Iā€™m optimistic that we can turn an unfortunate misunderstanding into a positive outcome and even stronger event. I look forward to working with Roc Nation and Live Nation, and maintaining this Philadelphia tradition for years to come."Roc Nation's, Desiree Perez commented:"After a candid and constructive discussion with the mayor, we are confident any miscommunication is corrected, and we are proactively addressing any concerns," Perez said. "We are committed to bringing the best experience possible to Philadelphians and all music lovers as well as the continuing prosperity of the city."And all is now right with the world.  Are you glad the festival will stay in Philly and at the Parkway?

via The Philly Voice

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