The annual Made in America music festival, created by rapper Jay-Z, is cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Roc Nation Makes A Statement
Roc Nation, Jay-Z's entertainment agency, came out with a statement on Wednesday notifying fans of the cancellation. This year's lineup had not been announced. Roc Nation advises concert-goers to "hold on to your tickets," allowing all 2020 tickets to be applicable for the 2021 festival. The concert was supposed to be held during Labor Day weekend of this year, September 5th and 6th, at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Now, it is moved to Labor Day of next year.
While fans wait for next year, Roc Nation encourages them to make a positive change in America by saying:
"2020 is a year like no other. We are in a pivotal time in this nation's history. Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systematic racism and police brutality. Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as focus on our support for organizations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country."
Made in America has rocked the city of Philadelphia since its start in 2012. Although, it was also briefly held in Los Angeles simultaneously for the 2014 festival. The festival went back to hosting only in Philadelphia in 2015 and for the years to come. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until Labor Day 2021 to jam out at the festival.