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Lolla in the Loop: Celebrating Lollapalooza Throughout Chicago

Lollapalooza kicks off today! More than 300,000 people will head to Grant Park this weekend for non-stop concerts with over 120 artists. Tickets may be sold out, but you don’t have to attend the three day festival to experience its energy throughout the city. The Loop has official merchandise, after parties and even a Lollapalooza themed Lightscape.

LollaShop​

Whether you are looking for the perfect concert outfit or some custom Lollapalooza gear, State Street is a mecca for Lollapalooza fashion. LollaShop, the official store for Lollapalooza, is back for the fourth year at Block 37 Shops. This pop-up shop is the only place you can get limited edition Lollapalooza collaborations with the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, New Era, BucketFeet, Grand Trunk, Brooklyn Cloth, Grassroots California, and Souldier Guitar.

Culture Collide After Parties at the Hard Rock Hotel

Everyone knows that the best things in life are free! Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is hosting two free Culture Collide After Party concerts this weekend. Dance the night away with Slick Rick tonight and Bleachers on Saturday. Both concerts go from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. RSVP now for free entry. RSVP does not guaranty entry, so arrive early.​

Lightscape

Lightscape is celebrating Lollapalooza! The unique light and sound display will feature a specially designed show choreographed to Capitol Records recording artists performing at Lollapalooza. Sam Smith, Alabama Shakes, Glass Animals and dozens of other artists will join the sights and sounds of State Street this weekend in eighteen planters located between Lake and Van Buren.

“Nightbloom” Artists at Perry’s Stage

If you were lucky enough to score passes to this year’s event you may notice some familiar artwork. Johalla Projects, the creative minds behind May’s ACTIVATE, have two large-scale murals at the entrance of Perry’s Stage. The new murals by Johnny Decker Miller and Heather Gabel focus on ancient artwork and symbols.

Look familiar? Johnny Decker Miller, the artist of the large mural at May’s ACTIVATE, has a new mural at the entrance of Perry’s Stage.  


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