This year might just be the last time you can catch the well-known Made In America music festival on the Benjamin Franklin Freeway in Philadelphia; city Mayor Jim Kenney recently said the festival won't be held on the parkway after 2018.
Now, the founder of the festival, JAY-Z, has written an open letter to the mayor for local Philadelphia newspaper The Inquirer, published today (July 18). In it, he points out that the economic benefits to the city should not be ignored.
"We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city, through a media outlet, without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication. It signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city," the mogul writes.