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Your Guide To 'Made In America' In Philly

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The prep work is well under way for this weekend's "Made in America Festival" in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The music festival will last two days on the Ben Franklin Parkway. It features Jay-Z and Pearl Jam.

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Performances are slated to begin Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and conclude by 11 p.m.

At a press conference Tuesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said he expects 50,000 people each day at the massive concert. But he says the city is used to handling events 10 times that size.

He said the city is prepared to keep you safe and ensure a fun experience.

Getting to the festival

On Wednesday, SEPTA announced additional ways for you to get to and from the concert.

SEPTA will provide bus service to and from a remote parking site at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Buses will also be staged on Kelly Drive between Fairmount Avenue and 25th Street for return trip shuttle service to The Mann beginning at 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Listening, watching the festival

The city also announced plans to live stream the concert. Budweiser, in partnership with YouTube and Pandora will deliver live webcasts and music streams of the festival. The streams are being offered on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Traffic, road closures

The city also wants to remind you of the area's road closures to accommodate construction for the weekend event. Drivers in the area of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway may notice delays in the days leading up to the festival.

On Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the city says the entire event area will be closed to vehicular traffic through Monday, September 3.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the city will close roads in the area of the festival to non-resident traffic.

The city and festival organizers are getting ready, FOX 29 wants to make sure you'll be ready, too.

On this page, we've attached the "Made in America" festival map, a street closures map from the Philadelphia Police Department and links to SEPTA and NJ Transit to help you navigate the traffic.

You can also find the concert schedule and additional live webstream information in the attached links.

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