Mayor: 'Made in America' made $10 million for Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - September 19, 2012 (WPVI) -- Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday declared the Budweiser Made in America Festival a huge economic success for Philadelphia.
A preliminary study estimated that the Labor Day weekend music fest generated $10 million for the city.
Nutter also announced that the event did not cost taxpayers a dime.
That's because festival promoters, including rap star Jay-Z, paid more than $500,000 to cover all municipal costs.
The music festival featured more than two dozen acts performing across three stages, including Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Odd Future, and Dirty Projectors.
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