Grant Park

(Credit: cityofchicago.org)

Best Outdoor Concerts To Look Forward To This Summer In Chicago

From a spring concert set among an historic home to a summer-long festival, Chicago is the place to be for music lovers. Check out the following performances the next time you’re in the mood to hear a live concert.

04/11/2013

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Lollapalooza Single-Day Passes Sell Out

Single-day tickets for Lollapalooza sold out in less than two hours on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

(Photo: Grant Park 2) credit: Explore Chicago.com

Grant Park To Open Up New Skateboarding Area

Grant Park is putting out a “welcome” sign for skateboarders, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

02/23/2013

Chicago police carry off a protester at Grant Park on Oct. 23, 2011. (CBS)

Judge Tosses Grant Park Arrests Of Occupy Protestors As Unconstitutional

A Cook County judge has dismissed charges against dozens of Occupy Chicago protesters who were arrested in Grant Park after a rally last October, ruling the curfew they were charged with violating is unconstitutional.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Shorter, Scaled-Back Taste Of Chicago To Return Next Year

The Taste of Chicago next year will be only five days, and will again feature reserved seats and specially-prepared food for an extra price, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Northeast Corner Of Grant Park To Be Renamed For Maggie Daley

The northern tier of Grant Park will soon be getting a major makeover, and a new name in honor of late Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

The attendees at Lollapalooza tore things up over the weekend -- literally. (CBS)

Post-Lollapalooza Cleanup Under Way

Heavy rain plus thousands of Lollapalooza concert-goers stripped away much of the grass and left mud behind over the weekend.

08/06/2012

The field in front of one of the Lollapalooza stages in Grant Park was left a muddy, watery mess in 2012 after thunderstorms soaked the park during the second day of the festival. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Thunderstorm During Lollapalooza Leaves Grant Park A Muddy Mess

Rainstorms on Saturday forced the temporary evacuation of Lollapalooza, but after the crowds returned, some of the fields of Grant Park were left covered with mud.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Fans gather in Grant Park on Aug. 4, 2012, for the second day of the Lollapalooza music festival. (Credit: CBS)

Two Stabbed During Fight Near Lollapalooza Music Festival

Two men who got into a fight with each other late Saturday in Grant Park just after the Lollapalooza music festival ended, in which one of them slashed the other with a knife, will not pursue charges against each other, police said.

08/05/2012

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lollapalooza Resumes After Weather Delay

Lollapalooza will close a half hour later than usual at 10:30 p.m. due to severe thunderstorms that passed through the Chicago area, which caused concert promoters to suspend the event.

08/04/2012

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Lollapalooza Kicks Off In Grant Park

From the Red Hot Chili Peppers to local bands trying to make it big, Lollapalooza kicks off Friday in Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Celebrate ‘Palooza With Order, Not Chaos

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is singing a happy song about the cultural and economic benefits of Lollapalooza. Now, if they can just do something about fans trashing Grant Park.

08/02/2012

Eight-foot tall fencing, used during the NATO Summit for barricades around McCormick Place, have been set up around much of the perimeter of Lollapalooza, to keep out gate crashers who plagued the festival last year. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapaloza Taking Steps To Keep Out Gate Crashers, Protect Grant Park Grass

Call them Lollapa-losers; the free-loaders who crashed the entrance gates at Lollapalooza last year without paying. No encores allowed this year.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Large swaths of grass at Grant Park were still brown and dried out and other patches of grass were instead patches of dirt, nearly two weeks after Lollapalooza wrapped up in 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Organizers Plan To Protect Grant Park

The promoters behind Lollapalooza are outlining plans to protect Grant Park—where the outdoor music festival will be held next week.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

(credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Coachella)

2012 Chicago’s Lollapalooza Preview

From Aug. 3-5 Grant Park in Chicago will be overrun by musicians and music fans due to the Lollapalooza music festival. Check out some of the must-see performer’s that will be gracing the stages at the 2012 festival.

07/26/2012

Visitors line up for food tickets on the final day of the annual Taste of Chicago on July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Taste Of Chicago Manager Confident Changes Proved A Success

Thousands streamed into Grant Park for the final day of this year’s Taste of Chicago on Sunday, and the festival’s manager said she’s confident changes this year — including a shorter schedule, but new attractions — have made it a success.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2012

Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Shorter Taste Of Chicago Opens In Grant Park

Chicago’s 32nd edition of Taste of Chicago opened with diminutive Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) pronouncing it: “Shorter, but better, just like myself.”

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Booths set up for the Taste of Chicago from July 11 to July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Previewing The Taste Of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago will open for business on Wednesday, a somewhat spicier business than in the past, if also smaller than Chicagoans and tourists are used to.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

(Photo Credit: Taste of Chicago via Facebook)

Eating Your Way Through Taste Of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago may only run July 11-15 in 2012, but it’s still packed with loads of great food and entertainment.

06/27/2012

Photo Credit:  Chicago Blues Festival via Facebook

This Weekend Is Biggest Of Chicago’s Festival Season

A busy and fun weekend for Chicago with, it would seem, something for everyone. It would seem there is something for everyone.

06/09/2012

more

previous