Made in America Festival organizers have announced the annual concert event has been canceled this year.
On Tuesday, festival organizers released a statement announcing they have pulled the plug for the Made In America Festival that takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, over Labor Day Weekend. According to the statement, the festival was axed due to "severe circumstances" that weren't under the control of the production team.
"Due to severe circumstances outside of production control, the 2023 Made In America Festival will no longer be taking place," read the official statement. "This decision has been difficult and has not been made lightly nor without immense deliberation. Made in America has a legacy of delivering exceptional experiences for music fans and concert goers, and it is our commitment to always deliver a top-tier festival experience."
The statement continued, "We look forward to returning to Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the great city of Philadelphia in 2024. All ticket holders will be refunded at original point of purchase."
This year's two-day festival had SZA and Lizzo serving as headliners, while the rest of the star-studded lineup including Miguel, Tems, Metro Boomin, Ice Spice, Coi Leray, Latto, Lil Yachty, Doechii, Lola Brooke, Coco Jones, Paris Texas, TiaCorine, Eem Triplin, Flau'jae Johnson, Tanerélle, Weston Estate, and a special collaborative set by Mase and Cam'ron.
This is the second time the annual festival has been canceled. The first time happened during the pandemic in 2020 when Made In America and several other events were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Prior to that, the festival had been going strong every year since its debut in 2012.
Various festivals were canceled this year. The most recent was the inaugural Harlem Festival Of Culture which was called off due to extreme heat conditions and poor air quality in New York City.