Would You Pay for Jay-Z's Concert on the Parkway?
Rumors circulate that President Obama and Bruce Springsteen may attend the Made in America Festival.
Rapper Jay-Z and Mayor Michael Nutter announced Monday a large-scale music festival for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the likes of which Philadelphia hasn't seen since Live 8 in 2005.
Unlike that worldwide event, the Budweiser-sponsored "Made in America" festival, will cost $99 for the two-day festival set for Labor Day weekend.
"Made in America" will feature "nearly 30 artists that embody the American spirit" representing rock, rap, soul, R & B, and other genres. Other than Jay-Z signing on as a headliner the acts weren't annnouced—although rumors have circulated on the Internet that Bruce Springsteen, already in town for a Citizens Bank Park concert, could make an appearance.
In addition, Nutter didn't deny that the event could be a big campaign rally for President Obama's reelection effort.
Is this something Philadelphians will pay for?
True, some of the proceeds will go to the United Way, but the financial breakdown is yet to be determined, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
However, Budweiser and Live Nation will be doing the heavy lifting, and could turn a buck or two on it.