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'Made In America' Attendance Lower Than Expected

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Philadelphia's expectation that 100,000 people would turn out for the two-day "Made in America" music festival turned out to be an overestimation of the actual attendance.

The concerts came to a close last night. The final day featured the reunion of Run DMC and 90s rock legends Pearl Jam. Even Beyonce and Jay-Z made an appearance.

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The concert was the first of its kind to hit the parkway, and fans say it did not disappoint.

As far as crowd control, police say the event could not have gone any better.

There was a report of just one arrest on Saturday.

Will we see the festival make a return to Philadelphia next year? We're asking Mayor Michael Nutter on "Good Day" this morning.

Watch Live Online: "Good Day," 4:25 a.m.-10 a.m.

How did it go in terms of profit-making? Organizers charged $11 for a beer and $4 to use the ATM. So, somebody was making some money.

However, the crowd sizes were not as big as hoped for. They were hoping for a minimum of 100,000 attendees. They got 40,000 on Saturday and 34,000 on Sunday, leaving them 26,000 below their two-day target, according to the regional promoter for Live Nation.

Meanwhile, crews will be working all day to get the Ben Franklin Parkway and the area surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art back up and running after the "Made in America" music festival.

Roads are expected to reopen late Monday evening, but we'll keep you updated on the status of that clean up.

The parkway is closed between the art museum circle and 20th Street. Martin Luther King Drive is closed between Falls Bridge and the parkway, and Kelly Drive is closed from the art museum to Fairmount Avenue, to name a few. Other streets have closures stretching a few blocks in length.

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