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Lollapalooza, Taste Of Chicago, Air and Water Show canceled amid COVID-19

Lollapalooza in 2015

Rebecca Meluch, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

June 9, 2020

After weeks of speculation, Lollapalooza, the Air and Water Show and Taste of Chicago have been cancelled by city officials, according to Block Club Chicago. The article reported the city announced that all large permitted outdoor events have been cancelled through Labor Day, Sept. 7.  The recent...

Pitchfork celebrates 15th anniversary with festival kickoff

Ohmme performs at Pitchfork’s kickoff event as the festival prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary. “Pitchfork is really run by Chicagoans,” said Spencer Tweedy, musician.

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Draped festival banners, archival merch and memories of past summers defined Pitchfork Festival’s 15th year anniversary kickoff. The festival hosted two free kickoff concerts after the festival lineup was announced on Feb. 19. The 19th hosted The Cool Kids, DJ Spinn and Kaina and the 20th headline...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 4

Shaquille O'Neal performs on day four of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 5, 2019

And just like that, Lollapalooza 2019 is over. Here are some of the fourth day’s highlights.  Just Loud When Virginia-born artist Just Loud took the Toyota Music Den stage, a small crowd of 30-to-40-somethings gathered around the stage. But when he broke into the first falsetto notes of his...

Festival-goer dies at Lollapalooza for second year running

Festival-goer dies at Lollapalooza for second year running

Associated Press

August 5, 2019

Officials say that for the second year in a row, a festival-goer has died at Lollapalooza. Melissa Stratton, a spokeswoman for Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications, says the attendee was taken from the event in critical condition Saturday night and died at a hospital. She says...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 3

J Balvin performs on day three of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 4, 2019

The day three Lollapalooza lineup may not have seemed all that exciting at first glance, but with the big names starting later in the day, lesser-known artists were given an opportunity to break through. Here were some of the day’s highlights. Aaron Aye Aaron Aye walked onto the Bud Light Dive Bar stage ...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 2

Janelle Monae performs on day two of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 3, 2019

Just like that, Lollapalooza 2019 is already halfway over. Attendees were far from pessimistic, and whether it was the stronger lineup or simply second-day excitement, Friday’s energy was much higher than Thursday’s. But with higher energy brought greater risk-taking, and many of those risks cam...

Not all sunscreen allowed at Lollapalooza 2019 gates

Not all sunscreen allowed at Lollapalooza 2019 gates

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 2, 2019

Lollapalooza attendees are no longer allowed to bring in sunscreen, including rub-on sunscreen, which was originally allowed, into the festival grounds. "Some people are using the containers to bring in alcohol, so they're not letting anyone take it in," a staff member said at the north most general...

Recap: Lollapalooza 2019 Day 1

Hozier performs on day one of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Chicago.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

August 2, 2019

The first day of Lollapalooza 2019 couldn’t have been more perfect—large but contained crowds, minimal issues with the artists’ performances and not a cloud in the sky. In fact, for a festival which is notorious for poor (though predictable) Midwestern weather, a better Day One is hard to imagi...

Lollapalooza lineup leaves much to be desired

Lollapalooza lineup leaves much to be desired

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

On the first four days of August, Chicago’s Grant Park looks to attract many in its 15th annual Lollapalooza music festival, but the majority of DePaul students are not attracted to it. With the lineup of acts now released, students have expressed diverse feelings toward deciding whether to go. This ...

Punk band Iceage headlines Chicago June 21

Alicia Maciel, Contributing Writer

June 21, 2018

Danish post-punk band Iceage takes the stage Thursday, June 21 at Chicago’s House of Vans. This year, the Vans House Parties series implemented a strategy with a more personal touch – providing headliners the opportunity to act as curators, hand-picking the supporting talent. With an on-site pers...

Mamby on the Beach delivers strong Chicago based performances

2017 is Mamby on the Beach's third year in production. (Photo courtesy of React Presents / Facebook)

Yazmin Dominguez

June 27, 2017

Mamby on the Beach, curated by React Presents, celebrated their third year at Oakwood Beach this weekend. Bringing to the beachside well known headliners such as Walk the Moon, MGMT and Tchami, Mamby saw about 30,000 attendees this year. With the backdrop of Chicago’s downtown skyline and a stron...

Chicago’s beachside festival to celebrate city’s musical history with Green Velvet

Chicago's beachside festival to celebrate city's musical history with Green Velvet

Yazmin Dominguez

June 16, 2017

Chicago is the birthplace for house music. In its humble beginnings during the 80s and early 90s, legends like Farley JackMaster Funk, Frankie Knuckles and Steve Silk Hurley were born. Their records set Chicago high on the electronic music scene worldwide. Since then it has spawned new house and tech...

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