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'Made in America' festival to benefit United Way in Lancaster

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 23, 2013 11:20 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- Officials in Philadelphia say the two-day "Made in America" festival over Labor Day weekend will feature Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails as well as more than two dozen other acts.

Officials say the event will benefit United Way organizations in the Philadelphia area and Lancaster County.

Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday that performances will begin at 2 p.m. on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on both days of the Aug. 31-Sept. 1 event, which was created by Jay Z and is being sponsored by Budweiser.

Last year's event was credited with generating more than $350,000 for education and job programs in the city and surrounding communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Access will be limited to the expected 60,000 ticket-holders, and road closures, detours and parking restrictions will be in effect.

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