The 2023 edition of Made in America has been called off, the festival organizers in Philadelphia declared today (August 8), blaming “extreme situations beyond the control of production.” The announcement went on to say, “This conclusion has been agonizing and was reached neither casually nor without deep consideration.” Those who bought tickets will be reimbursed for their expenses. Further details on the festival’s statement can be found below.
SZA and Lizzo were prepared to be the main acts for this year’s event, scheduled for September 2-3. Mase and Cam’ron were also lined up to present a joint performance, along with shows from Ice Spice, Miguel, Metro Boomin, and several others. Recently, Lizzo became involved in legal action from previous dancers who accused her of sexual harassment and maintaining a hostile work environment, charges she has completely refuted. Newsound has reached out to the spokespeople for Made in America and Lizzo for statements.
Made in America:
Owing to extreme situations beyond the control of production, the 2023 Made In America festival will not be held. This choice has been painful and was not arrived at casually or without thorough thought.
Made in America has a tradition of providing extraordinary experiences for music lovers and concert attendees, and we pledge to continue offering a premier festival experience. We are excited about our return to Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the wonderful city of Philadelphia in 2024.
All those who purchased tickets will be reimbursed at the original point of sale.