Ben Franklin Parkway History
Ben Franklin Parkway is a historic boulevard that runs through the center of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania and offers views of many of the city's cultural landmarks. The boulevard runs past the Free Library of Philadelphia,
the Rodin Museum, the Swann Memorial Fountain, the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and
more. If you are looking to take a quick tour of the City of Brotherly Love, a drive along Ben Franklin Parkway is your best
bet. There are plenty of interesting events taking place along Ben Franklin Parkway and whatever is happening you can be sure
that StubHub can give you access to all the tickets you need.
Ben Franklin Parkway Events
As one of the
busiest streets in Philadelphia, Ben Franklin Parkway is littered with tourist hotspots. Music lovers from all over the country
are well aware of Ben Franklin Parkway as the home of the Made in America Music Festival which is a two day summer festival
created by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. The annual event features some of the biggest names in music and draws people from all over
the East Coast and beyond to take part. The festival has become so popular that this year Jay-Z added a West Coast version
of it that will take place in Los Angeles. The 2014 Philadelphia version of the Made in America Festival will feature some
of the hottest stars of the day including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, and more.
As the second largest city on the East Coast, there is always plenty to do in Philadelphia. Sports fans
can get their fix by attending a Phillies MLB game, an Eagles NFL game, a 76ers NBA game, or a Flyers NHL game. There are
also several colleges located in the city offering top notch collegiate athletics all year. Of course getting a cheese steak
and walking to the Liberty Bell is a must for people during their first visit to the City of Brotherly Love. The University
of Pennsylvania boasts the Rodin Museum which has the largest Rodin collection outside of France, and the Philadelphia Museum
of Art is one of the biggest museums in the country whose steps were made famous in the movie Rocky when the titular character
finished a workout running up the building's stairs and raising his arms triumphantly at the top.
Parkway Seating Layout
Events held at Ben Franklin Parkway are held in a closed off street and offer only general admission
seating. Every event held on the boulevard are hugely popular and tickets tend to sell out fast so be sure to get yours early.
Although areas in front of the stages are meant for standing only, there are plenty of nearby patches of grass and shade in
which you can relax between performances.
Ben Franklin Parkway also features an outdoor sculpture
garden that includes works by Henry Moore, Robert Tait McKenzie, Paul Manship, and more including the famous Rodin piece The