Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival Cancelled for Second Consecutive Year

Organizers of Jay-Z‘s Made In America Festival have confirmed the cancellation of the event for the second consecutive year. Established in 2012, the annual two-day festival typically takes place over Labor Day weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last year’s cancellation was attributed to “severe circumstances,” following the festival’s hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival, known for its headline performances and vibrant atmosphere, has featured top-tier artists such as Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Bad Bunny, Tyler, The Creator, SZA, and Lizzo in previous editions. Despite earlier plans for the 2023 festival, which would have seen SZA and Lizzo headline, organizers announced the cancellation of the 2024 event without providing a specific reason.

In a statement released on April 3, Made In America acknowledged the festival’s legacy in celebrating music and community, emphasizing its commitment to accessibility and support for local businesses and causes. While no lineup details were disclosed for this year’s event, organizers expressed their dedication to reimagining the festival experience, promising an exciting return in the future.

Founded by Jay-Z, the Made In America Festival has showcased a diverse range of artists over the years, including performances by Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Coldplay, and Kings Of Leon.