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‘Made in America’ Music Festival Prompts Street Closures in Downtown L.A.

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Street closures and alternative Metro rail lines and bus routes were in effect in downtown Los Angeles Labor Day weekend in anticipation of up to 50,000 festivalgoers navigating to and from the Budweiser Made in America music festival.

The Budweiser Made in America music festival was scheduled to start on Aug. 30. (Credit: KTLA)

The Budweiser Made in America music festival was scheduled to start on Aug. 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Headliners Kanye West, John Mayer, Imagine Dragons and Afrojack were some of the acts scheduled to perform at Grand Park between 1:30 and and 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Multiple streets were expected to be closed to make room for festival activities, and alternative bus and rail line schedules were in place.

Proposed street closures: For a detailed list visit  

  • North Grand Avenue from West Temple Street to West First Street
  • North Hill Street from West Temple Street to West Second Street
  • North Broadway from West Temple Street to West Second Street
  • North Spring Street from West Temple Street to West Second Street
  • North Main Street from West Temple Street to West Second Street
  • West First Street from South Olive Street to North Main Street

Different rail lines for different festival entrances:

Depending on which entrance was on ‘Made in America’ tickets, Metro suggested different rail lines.

For people who planned to enter at the North Gate located on North Broadway and East Temple Street, Metro stated the Red, Purple, Silver or Gold Line should be taken to Union Station. Passengers should then exit toward North Alameda Street, and walk north up North Los Angeles Street to East Temple Street.

For attendees entering at the South Gate on West Second Street and North Hill Street or West Second Street and South Broadway , Metro riders were advised to take the Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station. Riders could then exit toward West Fourth Street, and walk two blocks north on North Hill Street. Riders could also take the Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and walk west on East First Street toward City Hall.

Metro tips:

  • Metro riders were advised to load TAP card with round-trip cash fare before leaving for the festival, or buy a day pass.
  • Parking for the Expo Line at Culver City Station and La Cienega/Jefferson Station would be limited Saturday because of a University of Southern California football game. Festival goers were advised to park at the Expo/Crenshaw Station.  Parking at the Expo/Crenshaw Station would not be permitted Sunday.
  • Civic Center/Grand Park Station was scheduled to be closed during Made in America.

Bus lines:

Multiple bus lines were expected to be affected until Tuesday. For alternative routes and details visit

Affected Bus Lines included 028, 068, 070, 071, 076, 078/079/378, 083, 092, 096, 487/489, 728, 770 and Silver Line (910).


Bicycle racks would be available near the main entrances of the festival. For a detailed list of bike paths, lanes and other areas to park bikes, metro developed an interactive map.   

Click here for more information on the Made in America music festival, including the list of items you can't bring into Grand Park.