The Parkway


Budweiser’s #MadeInAmerica Set Times, Additional Artists and Details UR Gonna Like

Budweiser’s #MadeInAmerica is almost here

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The Rocky Stage is up


The Liberty Stage is Up – Check out the size of it next to the builders

PHILLY’s OWN EVE has been added to the performers and she’ll be on the Liberty Stage

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And now the set times are up


Bring your friends

HASHTAGS FOR THE DAY #MadeInAmerica #ThisBudsForYou #MIA #UnitedWay
(cause it’s a charity event and we want people to know that Made in America is raising money for a good cause.)


                                      Make Sure You Check out

The Budweiser Boardwalk, a three-story brand footprint, will offer unique touch points for BMIA festival-goers throughout the weekend, including:

o   Rock the Vote Voter Registration – any unregistered voters can register on site

o   Arm Dye – consumers can dip their arms in vats of red, white and blue paint to show off their patriotic spirit!

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o   Screen-printing – print DIY tote bags for free

o   GIF Photobooth – snap photos in a unique lenticular “bullet cam” photo booth array

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I guess you can bring your hula hoop too.

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Bring some cash for food and drink.

There are water stations where you can fill your water bottle back up.

There are also Charging Stations for your phones.

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Remember there is no re-entry, but there is plenty to do at Made In America

o   Boardwalk Games – what says boardwalk more than fun games?!

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Don’t for get to visit the Cause Village, and learn about many of the great charity organizations in Philly.



To ensure folks get home safely, Budweiser is offering all BMIA festival attendees free Lyft codes.
On your way home thank Budweiser by using the hashtag #GiveADamn – Cause they do!!

And when you leave, please be considerate to the neighborhood and don’t yell and scream, some people might actually be asleep. Also if you want pizza, my favorite spot is Luigi’s at 24th and Fairmount and he usually stays open til midnight.

There’s also a few bars on Fairmount Ave, which is North of the Parkway. There’s Bishop’s Collar, 24th and Fairmount, The London Grille at 23rd and Fairmount and Urban Saloon on Fairmount between 22nd and 23rd.

get the app to start planning today: http://smarturl.it/MIA2016APP

Have a great time, I will be looking for the best dressed and most fun shots on Social Media and will feature them here next week on PhillyChitChat.

Thanks to the City of Philly, Budweiser and ESM Productions for invites this year, but I graciously declined.

I’m off to see the Allentown Fair and hike the Appalachian trail.


#TRAFFICALERT The Parkway Is Going Get A Bit Tricky Through 2017

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Traffic Pattern Change Starts Friday Morning in Philadelphia for Bridge Construction

King of Prussia, PA – A traffic pattern change with accompanying lane restrictions will start Friday morning, October 23, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 21st Street and 20th Street in Philadelphia for the replacement of the bridge carrying 20th Street and the Parkway over Interstate 676, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today.

 Traffic at 20th Street will be detoured close to the Franklin Institute so this side of the Parkway can be worked on

The Parkway Eastbound outer lanes will be closed

Crews will replace the 20th
Street/Parkway bridge in three construction stages through July 2017.
This structure, which is 96 feet long and 517 feet wide, is one of seven
structurally deficient bridges over I-676 that PennDOT is replacing as
part of a $64.8 million transportation improvement project that began in
April 2015.

The new construction traffic pattern, which
is scheduled to be in place by 5:00 AM Friday and continue until July
2016, will reduce the Parkway’s eastbound inner lanes from three lanes to two approaching 21st Street, and shift the two eastbound through lanes to the right onto temporary pavement to merge with Winter Street approaching the 20th Street intersection.

Three eastbound lanes will continue across 20th Street onto Logan Circle.

Westbound traffic will have two lanes coming from Logan Circle onto the Parkway at 20th Street. Motorists will follow the temporary construction traffic pattern to return to the Parkway’s westbound inner lanes where a third lane returns at 21st Street. The Parkway’s westbound outer lanes will remain open and unchanged.

Check out this periscope with me the man of confusing words, TG a photo tells a thousand words

The speed limit on the Parkway through the temporary construction traffic pattern will be 15 miles per hour. 

The road is closed in both directions on Parkway at 20th on the westbound side of the street for a block. The bridge is under this section and will be updated.

 In addition, motorists traveling north on 20th Street will experience a slight shift in the travel lanes when driving through the intersection with the Parkway.
The schedule for implementing the temporary construction traffic pattern is weather dependent.
The Parkway’s eastbound outer lanes remain closed at 21st Street. Motorists continue to be detoured over 21st Street and Winter Street.

The bridges carrying 20th Street/Parkway, 19th Street, and pedestrian walkways at the Free Library and former Family Court building are the first four of seven structures to be replaced under this project. PennDOT also will replace the deteriorating bridges carrying 22nd Street, 21st Street, and 18th Street.

Click above for video. Soon I will update my site and the videos will work here. yeah!

The seven bridges over I-676 are being replaced in two major stages to minimize traffic impacts. The entire project is scheduled to finish in fall 2019.