Made in America: Get the app, facts and maps

    In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a big concert happening over on the Parkway. And whether you’re joining in the celebrations or avoiding like the plague, here’s some info to help you traverse the festivities while having a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

    Technically Philly reports that an interactive tool created through a partnership between Comcast’s Philly in Focus, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Mayor’s Office, offers a visual, point-by-point map tour so visitors can navigate the sprawling event. The app by Pictour, points out SEPTA stops, public bathrooms, and police information beacons.

    Performances will be taking place at various locations spread out across the Parkway, (the Rocky Stage, Park Stage, Liberty Stage, and the Freedom Tent) and an app might be just what the festival needs.

    Philly.com put together a do’s and don’ts list of what and what not to bring:

    What’s allowed: Blankets, towels, backpacks, small umbrellas, one factory-sealed water bottle of up to one liter, empty water containers, nonprofessional cameras.

    What’s encouraged: Government-issued identification – and a credit card.

    What’s not allowed: Weapons, fireworks, drugs, outside food, outside drink except for water, pets, chairs, glass containers, skateboards, coolers, professional cameras, glow sticks, laser pointers, and anything that might obstruct someone’s view, such as flags or large signs.

    They’ve also listed the food vendors (including some Vendy winners) who will be feeding the hungry, music-loving masses.

    Vendors include the Lucky Old Soul Burger Truck, P.J. Whelihan’s, Pitruco Pizza, Guapo’s Tacos, Yum Yum Food Truck, Ben & Jerry’s, Lil Baby’s Ice Cream, Gigi & Big R Soul Food, Soul Food Truck, HUB Bub, Maru Global, Magglio’s Sausage, Gozen, Lil Trents Treats, Vernalicious, and Tiffin/Tashan.

    For those who can’t be there in person, Budweiser is offering the next best thing: live stream coverage of the two-day festival accessible on YouTube and Pandora.

    Uwishunu has compiled a list of post-concert afterparties so when the music stops, the night is just getting started. They also have a list of brunch spots, so concert-goers can get fueled up for day-two.

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