The Made In America Festival, featuring headliners Lizzo and Sza, has been canceled due to “severe circumstances outside of production control.” The festival was scheduled to take place in Philadelphia in September and would have been Lizzo’s first concert since facing a lawsuit. The event’s organizers expressed their commitment to delivering a top-tier festival experience and stated that the festival will return in 2024. Ticket holders will be refunded. Kalhan Rosenblatt,Diana Dasrath reported
The Made In America Festival, a highly anticipated two-day music event featuring headliners Lizzo and Sza, has unfortunately been called off, as stated on the festival’s official website. The organizers, in a statement shared on the Made in America Festival’s social media platforms, cited “unforeseen circumstances beyond their control” as the reason for the cancellation, without specifically mentioning the headlining artists. The festival was originally scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on September 2 and 3, and would have marked Lizzo’s first concert since facing a recent lawsuit. Last week, three former dancers accused the singer of sexual harassment and fostering a hostile work environment. Lizzo has vehemently denied these allegations, referring to them as sensationalized stories and pointing out that the former dancers themselves admitted to being informed about their inappropriate and unprofessional behavior while on tour. Made in America expressed its commitment to providing exceptional experiences for music fans and concertgoers, stating on its website that they always strive to deliver a top-tier festival experience. Organizers acknowledged that the decision to cancel the event was difficult and made only after careful deliberation. Representatives for Lizzo and Sza have not yet responded to requests for comment. The Made In America Festival, founded by rapper Jay-Z, held its inaugural event in 2012. This year’s festival lineup featured renowned artists such as Metro Boomin, Ice Spice, Latto, Coi Leray, Doechii, Mase, and Cam’ron. The organizers have assured ticket holders that they will be refunded, and have announced that the festival will return in 2024..