Mayor Kenney announces Made in America will remain in Philadelphia

- Mayor Kenney says he met with COO of Roc Nation Monday and has agreed the Ben Franklin Parkway will remain the home of the Made in America concert. 

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"I am greatly appreciative of everything that Made in America has done for the City of Philadelphia and I remain committed to its continued success. The Made in America festival belongs in Philadelphia – the birthplace of our country –  and I’m optimistic that we can turn an unfortunate misunderstanding into a positive outcome and even stronger event. I look forward to working with Roc Nation and Live Nation, and maintaining this Philadelphia tradition for years to come," Mayor Kenney said.

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"We are happy to announce the Made in America festival will continue at the heart of the Philadelphia, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for many years to come. After a candid and constructive discussion with the Mayor, we are confident any miscommunication is corrected, and we are proactively addressing any concerns. We are committed to bringing the best experience possible to Philadelphians and all music lovers as well as the continuing prosperity of the city," Desiree Perez, Chief Operating Officer, Roc Nation said.

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