Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival Canceled Due To ‘Extreme Circumstances Beyond Production’s Control’

Jay-Z's Made In America Festival Canceled Due To 'Extreme Circumstances Beyond Production's Control'

Jay Z annual Made in America Festivalscheduled for next month in Philadelphia.

“Due to harsh conditions beyond production control, the 2023 Made in America Festival will not continue,” This is the festival Share a statement on social media. Made in America was scheduled for September 2-3 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway with lizo And SZA as the headlines.

“This was a difficult decision and one not made lightly or without extensive deliberation. Made in America has a legacy of delivering exceptional experiences to music fans and concert-goers, and we are always committed to providing a first-class celebratory experience.”

No specific reason for the cancellation was immediately explained. Promoter Live Nation referred questions to the Made in America statement.

The statement also included language about looking forward to returning next year, and that refunds would be available to ticket holders.

It has been held over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia every year since 2012, with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemicThe news arrived two months after the team’s lineup was revealed.

Miguel, Tims, Metro Boomin, Ice Spice, Qui Liray, Lato, Lil Yacht, Deutsche, Lola and many others were scheduled to perform.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney expressed his disappointment at the sudden change of course. Since 2012, Made in America has grown into a Philly tradition on Labor Day weekend celebrating music and promoting worthwhile social causes. Kenny he said in a statement.

“We are grateful to all of the partners and festival-goers who have contributed to the incredible success of this event over the years, especially our partners at Roc Nation, and we look forward to bringing Made in America back again and bigger than ever to Benjamin Franklin Parkway next year.”

A representative from Roc Nation did not immediately respond to the AP’s request for comment.


Associated Press writer Ron Todd contributed to this report.

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