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Stars and Hype: Made in Philly

On Labor Day weekend, Central students attended Made in America, one of the largest summer festivals in Philadelphia.

Photo Credit: Eva Whittaker (275)

In a sea of red, white, and blue, people from across the state and country came to experience one of the greatest concerts of the year at the same site Pope Francis will soon visit. Made in America is one of the largest music festivals in Philadelphia.  The event occurs towards the end of every summer and this year, the concert took place during the Labor Day weekend. Five stages were set up on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and a total of sixty-four artists performed.

Photo Credit: Eva Whittaker (275)

This year over eighty thousand people attended the festivity, which was hosted by famous celebrity and rapper Jay-Z. He organized this festival and got a wide range of artists to perform, including well known artists like Beyoncè, The Weeknd, and Marian Hill. In addition to the show offering various genres from pop to R&B to EDM, and along with the great performances, many food vendors were present. Each sold various foods, desserts, and drinks.

Many Central students were among the satisfied concert-goers.

Isaac Gordon (277) said, “It was a great time to see so many different artists perform in one area. I could be at one stage hearing Big Sean, and on the next stage, I would see Future perform. The real highlight in my opinion was seeing J. Cole’s performance.”

Natalie Danielson (277) agreed that “Made in America was a nice and fun way to end the summer with friends. Being able to see artists that I thought I would never see in person perform was amazing.”

Eva Whittaker (275) commented that she “loved the atmosphere of Made in America. The amazing artists in combination with the friends I went with made for a really great two days.”

When asked about her favorite part of Made in America, Kaila Caffey (277) answered, “My favorite part was getting to see new artists and discovering new music.”

Central students that attended the event agreed that listening to live music with friends made the 2015 Made in America music festival an enjoyable experience.


Sabrina Lai (277), Staff Writer and
Myra Granato (277), Staff Writer

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