Saturday's rain made for a muddy edition of Made in America, but the festival started to look up as crowds poured in on Sunday with more cooperative weather.
Top billing for Sunday, including Jay Z and The Chainsmokers, drew large crowds to the Ben Franklin Parkway.
With 35 acts spread over two days, the Jay Z-backed festival has grown from three stages to a five-stage affair, attracting top hip-hop and R&B acts like Solange and J. Cole.
Fans who traveled to the fest from near and far say the city's reputation precedes it when it comes to hip-hop.
"Jay Z is down here playing a shot, not in New York," said festivalgoer Chris Riscavage. "So I think Philadelphia definitely represents."
Attendee Onkur Lal, in his first visit to Philadelphia, praised the city, saying "It's hard to host this type of event in a city, and Philly — they can make it happen."
Vanessa Mackall, of Washington, D.C., also spoke highly of the festival.
"Being here — the energy, the people, the food, everything has just been incredible," Mackall said. "You get a little bit of everything in Philly."
The festival’s sixth iteration, despite road closures and holiday traffic, appears to have reaped the benefits of a highly-curated lineup brought to fans by one of hip-hop’s biggest influencers.