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Jay-Z’s Music Festival Canceled Again

For the second consecutive year, Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival has been canceled.

Though no specific reason was available at press time, the superstar rapper/business man’s Philadelphia-based, Labor Day event is a non-starter.

On Wednesday (4.03,) the cancellation was announced via social media by Fox News:

“The Made In America executive production team is re-imagining a live music experience that affirms our love and dedication to music and the work we do. We promise an exciting return to the festival,”

Without providing a timeline for the festival’s return, a lineup for a future iteration had yet to be announced.

A month prior to the 2024 scheduled event at Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Lizzo and SZA as the headliners, in August of last Made in America announced that the festival would not happen “due to severe circumstances outside of production control”.  At that time, festival organizers were looking forward to returning in 2024.

Founded in 2012 by American rapper, record producer, and business mogul Jay-Z, the Made in America Festival was as a way to bring together music and culture. And notwithstanding 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, the festival has been held every year since.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Mike Barry