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.
Call them Lollapa-losers; the free-loaders who crashed the entrance gates at Lollapalooza last year without paying. No encores allowed this year.
The promoters behind Lollapalooza are outlining plans to protect Grant Park—where the outdoor music festival will be held next week.
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.
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.
Chicago’s 32nd edition of Taste of Chicago opened with diminutive Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) pronouncing it: “Shorter, but better, just like myself.”
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.
The Taste of Chicago may only run July 11-15 in 2012, but it’s still packed with loads of great food and entertainment.
A busy and fun weekend for Chicago with, it would seem, something for everyone. It would seem there is something for everyone.
Gospel and rhythm and blues legend Mavis Staples is the headliner for this year’s Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park.
Thousands of anti-NATO activists were staging a rally outside McCormick Place during the NATO summit Sunday afternoon, after marching from Grant Park.
About 40,000 people took a walk on the lakefront on Sunday, for the 21st Annual Y-Me “Race At Your Pace,” a 5K to support breast cancer patients.
Is the city of Chicago double-crossing demonstrators planning protests during the weekend of the NATO summit? That’s what protest organizers are charging, claiming the city is going back on its word on where and how two big marches will conclude.
After learning their protest rally could be much larger than originally anticipated, city officials have told National Nurses United that they must change the route of their march to avoid the Loop.
Protests and concerns about unrest have dominated talk about the NATO Summit, but the event could also bring some free music and festivity to Chicago.
Attendees at this year’s Taste of Chicago can eat like a king or queen–if they’re willing to pay more for it.
Now that spring is here, the Occupy Chicago protesters are back. Several hundred people participated in a Saturday march through downtown streets that ended in Grant Park, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway.
Anti-war activists planning a protest rally during the NATO summit in May have reached a compromise with city officials over the route of their planned protest march on the opening day of the summit.
Protestors have lost another round in their attempts to get a permit for a march through the Loop during the NATO summit.
After listening to a full day of testimony, a city hearing officer has told anti-war protesters planning a major rally during the NATO summit in May that he will have a decision by later this week on their appeal of the city’s denial of their preferred march route.