OEMC: 238 Medical Transports, 34 Arrests During Lollapalooza

At least thirty-three teenagers were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at Lurie Children’s Hospital during the Lollapalooza music festival, which also saw several arrests and ambulance calls.


Damon onstage with Peter DiStephano. (Credit Brian Henciak

Lollapalooza Day 3 Blog

By Damon Ranger– CHICAGO (CBS) — So today I woke up, checked the weather, and I’m pretty excited. Today I get to join Motown Pete at Lollapalooza and guest in on their set. Motown Pete […]


A dome covering athletic fields in Rosemont collapses from the thunderstorms. (Credit: Doug Meffley)

Lollapalooza Resumes As Thunderstorms Move Through Chicago Area

The Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park is suspended as the area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.


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Lurie Hospital Sees Influx Of Underage Drinkers This Weekend

Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago has seen at least 21 patients for underage drinking in the ER since Friday, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.


Lolla founder and Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell playing with kids at The School Of Rock. (Credit: Adam Mackintosh)

Lollapalooza Day 2 Blog

By Damon Ranger– CHICAGO (CBS) — A guitar solo in Grant Park??? Kirk Hammett of Metallica stood proud and alone, while giving a 5 minute lesson in shredding strings, which is slowly becoming a lost […]


Rapper Travi$ Scott at Lollapalooza before his set was canceled. (Twitter)

Rapper At Lollapalooza Arrested After Inciting Crowd: Officials

Texas rapper Travi$ Scott, who was born Jacques Webster, urged fans to come over the barricades after he played a song, said Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melissa Stratton.


Damon with DJ Chris Masterson. (Credit: Damon Ranger)

Lollapalooza Night One Blog

Having Lollapalooza in Chicago is really a special thing.



Lollapalooza Launch Party

By Damon Ranger CHICAGO (CBS) — Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make it so rewarding. I woke up to an email that invited me to Perry Farrell‘s private Lollapalooza launch party. As […]


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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekend

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago this weekend for the 11th year.


Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

The Worst Weekends For Heavy Teen Drinking In Chicago

Excessive teen drinking spikes around the city’s major music festivals, with Lollapalooza being by far the heaviest, according to a study by Lurie Children’s Hospital.



Lollapalooza Festival Fashion Guide

Lollapalooza weekend is here – and with the weekend-long music festival comes a fashion show like no other. If you’re looking to up your festival style this year, check out a few of the local shops below for everything from vintage ware to hats.


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Best Activities In Chicago Once Lollapalooza Lets Out

When the final notes ring out at 10PM, it’s a mass exodus out of Grant Park. Everyone heads out in different directions, but if you ‘re looking to keep your night going, here are some of the best activities once Lollapalooza ends.


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Five Interesting Facts About Lollapalooza’s Best Headliners

Whether you’ve already secured your ticket or are playing the waiting game with third-party brokers, Lollapalooza is coming up quickly. Often noted as a final hoorah, this year brings an eclectic choice of headliners to officially close out each night and unofficially close out summer. In preparation and excitement, here are five facts about each of the three headlining acts.


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Best Of The Fest: Get To Know These 10 Bands Before They Play Lollapalooza

It’s no secret; Lollapalooza’s lineup never fails to overwhelm attendees — whether it be by offering conflicting set times, planning a path to get to the other side of the park, or just in terms of sheer volume. And while some attendees mosey into Grant Park towards the later half of the afternoon, there are dozens of acts worth catching earlier in the day. Here are 10 sets you should know about before they take the stage.


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The Best Places To Eat Before, During, And After Lollaplooza

Though Lollapalooza offers Chow Town, its very own “festival of food” as its website states, there are plenty of others options nearby. Whether you want a quick bite on the way in, a nice meal before the headlining sets, or a late night snack before you collapse into bed, this list includes a little bit of everything. Here are six easy options for dining in the Loop during the weekend of Lollapalooza.


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Where To Stay In The Loop For Lollapalooza: The Ultimate Hotel Guide

ere’s a guide below to hotels in the loop for Lollapalooza weekend; I separated them into two categories, value/luxury and hotels closest to Grant Park for convenience.


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Want To Rent Out Your Place During Lollapalooza? Don’t Forget Taxes, Insurance

If you’re thinking about renting out your place downtown during Lollapalooza in a few weeks, there’s a couple things to consider first. Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself.


Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

Metra Offering $10 Unlimited Train Pass For Lollapalooza

The unlimited ride ticket will be good for all three days of the event, which is being held at Grant Park and begins July 31 and ends Aug. 2. Tickets will go on sale at Metra ticket windows July 6. The tickets will also be sold onboard Metra trains on July 31 after 9:30 a.m.


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

No Ticket Needed, Lollapalooza Pop-Up Store Returns To Block 37

Story by Marty Rosenbaum The Lollapalooza Pop-Up Store returns to Block 37 and offers Lolla & music fans alike the first opportunity to grab official Lollapalooza merchandise. The pop-up store is scheduled to open up […]


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)

Doctors Raise Concerns Over Link Between Lollapalooza, Teenage Binge Drinking

Musical festival season is upon us and two doctors from Lurie Children’s Hospital found a troublesome connection between Lollapalooza and teenage binge drinking.