There will be no Made In America Festival this year. Organizers released an official statement on the festival’s social media account, citing “severe circumstances outside of production control” as the reason for the cancellation. The news comes just one month before the festival was scheduled to take place.
“This decision has been difficult and has not been made lightly nor without immense deliberation,” the post read. “Made In America has a legacy of delivering exceptional experiences for music fans and concert goers, and it is our commitment to always deliver a top-tier festival experience.”
The post continued, letting followers know the iconic music festival will not return until next year, and everyone will receive a refund.
The announcement comes several days after allegations were made against one of its headliners, Lizzo.
The Made In America Festival 2023 Line-up
Initially slated for Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, fans were anticipating a star-studded line-up with some of the industry’s current faves. Along with Lizzo, this year’s lineup featured SZA as headliners. Other artists set to perform were Ice Spice, Lil Yachty, Miguel, Latto, Coi Leray, Doechii, Metro Boomin, and more.
Last year’s headliners included Bad Bunny and Tyler, the Creator.
About The Festival
Rapper Jay-Z founded the two-day festival and officially kicked it off in 2012. His label Roc Nation produces the event yearly and it typically draws a massive crowd. According to CBS News, the festival brought in more than 100,000 attendees. Additionally, the event has generated over $180 million in economic impact for the city of Philadelphia since its start over a decade ago.
Past line-ups include Cardi B, Jazmine Sullivan, and Burna Boy.