Downtown L.A. prepares for kickoff of Made in America music fest

Made in America fest brings big names, street closures to downtown Los Angeles.

Final preparations were underway early Saturday for a music festival expected to draw tens of thousands of concert-goers to downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

The two-day Budweiser Made in America festival will bring acts including Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer to Grand Park.

The event, which is expected to attract more than 35,000 fans each day, runs from noon to 11 p.m. both days.

Several downtown streets and a Metro station downtown will be closed during the festival. The following streets will be closed through Monday:

  • West 1st Street between Los Angeles and Main streets
  • Main between West 2nd and West Temple streets
  • Spring Street between West 2nd and West Temple
  • Broadway between West 2nd and West Temple
  • Hill Street between West 2nd and West Temple
  • Olive Street between West 2nd and West 1st

Multiple bus detours will be in effect for the weekend, and the Civic Center Metro subway stop is closed.

Approximately 240 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will be present on the county-owned park grounds, along with a private security firm, while the Los Angeles Police Department will have around 285 officers working the streets surrounding the festival.

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