With a collaboration of culture and music, Philadelphia’s throwing a Labor Day party unlike any other. The Budweiser-sponsored Made in America Festival is back again and definitely bringing their A game to downtown Philly. Top of the charts headliners and an unparalleled lineup bring nothing short of the true American variety. It’s safe to say your biggest worry over this two-day fest will be where to grab your first chilled Bud.
Here’s your complete Made in America Guide.
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Made In America Dates and Location 2017
The 2017 festival will take place on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2 through Sunday, September 3 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Made In America Lineup
The Made in America Festival features headliners Jay Z and J. Cole along with The Chainsmokers. Following these top acts is a full lineup of over 50 performances that are sure to leave you star-struck. To check out the full lineup, head over to the official Made in America lineup page.
Made In America Tickets
General Admission 2-day pass – $162
Includes admission to the two festival days. All tickets will be fulfilled by Front Gate Tickets. No tickets will be printed by Ticketmaster.
2-day Locker – $35
Includes a small locker ideal for keeping your personal belongings in during the festival hours. Each locker comes equipped with a universal cell phone charger.
How to Get to Made in America Festival
Air – Philadelphia International Airport is seven miles from downtown Philly. Upon airport arrival, you can easily access Philadelphia’s excellent rail system, SEPTA. SEPTA runs daily from 5:25 AM to 11:25 PM, every 30 minutes. Jump on the connection to 30th St. Station, which is 1.2 miles from the festival site.
Train – SEPTA, Amtrak, and the New Jersey Transit each service Philadelphia’s 30th St. Station, 1.2 miles from the festival site.
Car – City metered parking is available, offering 1-4 hour spaces, so parking garages or lots are encouraged. For additional information check out the official Philadelphia parking website for Made In America parking options.
Bus – Buses service Philadelphia on a daily basis. The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located off 10th and Filbert St., which is only 1.3 miles from the festival site. The Megabus and BoltBus are a couple other affordable options if you’re looking for a bit more leg room. See the official FAQ page for specifics.
Where to Stay for Made In America
With thousands coming to historic downtown Philadelphia, it’s best to get a head start on deciding where to crash out after those epic celebratory days. Here are a few options to get you some good shut eye.
Airbnb – Grab your gang and head to this killer 2 bedroom apartment with 16-foot ceilings. A 15-minute walk to the festival grounds and $300 per night, means you and your 5 besties can comfortably rest your heads here. Added bonus: The apartment sits above a Trader Joe’s. Can you say, fully stocked kitchen?
Hotel – A deluxe double room with two double beds is a great option at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. A 5-minute walk to the festival, rooms start at $250. Enjoy breakfast at The Terrace before the festival, and cool off after in the pristine Indoor swimming pool.
Airbnb – This spacious one-bedroom apartment, is an ideal place for two to stay. For $130 per night, you’ll be within the Museum district in the heart of all the attractions. With less than a 10-minute walk to the festival site and a 5-star review, you really can’t go wrong here.