Love it or hate it, the annual Made in America festival is headed to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend.

The festival has drawn a lot of attention this year, particularly after event founder Jay-Z scolded Mayor Kenney for trying to move the festival off the Parkway, and Kenney conceded, saying the concert would stay there in the future.

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Post Malone, and Diplo will be among the hip-hop headliners to perform in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday and Sunday.

Expect big crowds and traffic jams. Some lane closures and parking restrictions are starting to be phased in, with more on tap when roads around the site fully shut down this weekend, according to the city. Already closed are two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum and Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Parkway.

Here are road closures that start at 10 a.m. Friday and continue through 5 a.m. Tuesday:

  • Outer lanes of the Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Parkway
  • 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
  • 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • Kelly Drive outbound, from the Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Outer lane of MLK Drive adjacent to Paine's Park

Here are the road closures in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Tuesday:

  • The Parkway from 20th Street through Eakins Oval (25th Street) and behind the Art Museum. (The rear of the Art Museum will be accessible to museum visitors via Fairmount Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue to 25th Street, the city says.)
  • 21st Street between Winter and Spring Garden Streets
  • 22nd Street between Race Street and Fairmount Avenue
  • 23rd Street between the Parkway and Fairmount Avenue
  • 24th Street between Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
  • Spring Garden Street between 20th Street and the Parkway, including the Spring Garden Street tunnel
  • Spring Garden Street bridge. (The city says it will try to keep this bridge open during Art Museum operating hours on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian traffic)
  • Kelly Drive between 23rd Street and Fairmount Avenue
  • MLK Drive between the Falls Bridge and the Parkway
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between Hamilton and 25th Street
  • 2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store and 21st Street (the eastern half of the block, from Whole Foods to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store)
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd and 24th Streets
  • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)

Made in America Road Closures

Road closures for the Made in America music festival, which takes place in the Art Museum area on Sept. 1-2, will take places in phases. All roads are expected to reopen for the morning rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes. Parking will also be prohibited in the immediate vicinity of the festival starting on Sept. 1.
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SOURCE: City of Philadelphia, Managing Director’s Office
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In addition, parking will be banned on the following streets:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
  • Winter Street between 20th and 22nd Streets (both sides of street)
  • 20th Street between Vine and Callowhill Streets (east side of street)
  • 21st Street between the Parkway and Race Street (both sides of street)
  • 22nd Street between Winter and Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd and 24th Streets (both sides of street)