Jay Z recently announced his disappointment in the city of Philadelphia, their Mayor in particular, for what he thought was an attempt to displace the Made In America Festival. The Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, immediately put out a statement claiming there was a misunderstanding between both parties. Now it appears Roc Nation and the city of Philadelphia have come to an agreement and the Made It America Festival will remain in Philly according to this statement from Mayor Kenney:
“I am greatly appreciative of everything that Made in America has done for the City of Philadelphia and I remain committed to its continued success,” Mayor Kenney said. “The Made in America festival belongs in Philadelphia – the birthplace of our country – and I’m optimistic that we can turn an unfortunate misunderstanding into a positive outcome and even stronger event. I look forward to working with Roc Nation and Live Nation, and maintaining this Philadelphia tradition for years to come.”
This is exciting news due to the amount of revenue, business opportunities, and jobs the festival brings to the city. Also, it is great to see Jay Z continue his long-lasting relationship with the city. He’s been providing opportunities for Philadelphians since his Roc-A-Fella days when he signed Beanie Sigel and the entire State Property crew.