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Made in America Festival 2017

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This Labor Day Weekend, the Made in America Festival returns to Philadelphia for its sixth year of music and fun. Hundreds of thousands of festival-goers people will flock to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd to enjoy live music from some of the biggest artists in the world. This year, Jay-Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, along with dozens of other big names, take the stage at this 2-day festival.

With such a huge event being held in the heart of Philly, SEPTA service will be altered. Due to planned street closures around the Parkway before, during, and after the festival, the following SEPTA Bus Routes will operate on a detour:

Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, and 38: Detoured service will on these Routes for concert set-up, the concert, and cleanup.

  • Route 43 will be detoured from 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

  • Route 38 will be detoured from 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.

  • Routes 7, 32 and 48 will be detoured from 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.

  • Route 33 will be detoured from 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 until 5 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Make sure to check System Status prior to the event for specific Route information.

In order to better transport those attending the festival, the following transit and rail services will be modified:

Broad Street Line: Additional trains will operate before and during the festival.

Market-Frankford Line: Additional trains will operate before and during the festival.

Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36: Additional trolleys will operate during and after the festival.

Regional Rail: Late night service will be available following the festival, with trains departing from Jefferson, Suburban, and 30th Street Station on Saturday and Sunday. The Regional Rail Late Night Schedule is available here.

For up to date service alerts, check SEPTA System Status and follow @SEPTA on Twitter. If you have any questions or inquiries, SEPTA Customer Service is happy to help. 

Whether you’re attending the Made in America Festival or going elsewhere in the city, play it safe and leave the driving to SEPTA. Have a great Labor Day Weekend, ISEPTAPHILLYers!

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