Thursday, August 4, 2011

Galapalooza Tonight! ChiIL Mama's Photo Filled Feature on Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest, Congress Theater
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The fifth annual GALApalooza is taking place on Thursday, August 4 at the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park. While crews are making final preparations for the legendary festival, party-goers will enjoy a chic, open-air cocktail party with outdoor lounge seating and a concert featuring Lollapalooza artist Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, with Elizaveta and Walk the Moon supporting. 


This year, dinner will be provided by some of Chicago’s hottest gourmet food trucks: 5411 empanadas, Gaztro-wagon, The Slideride and The Southern Mac & Cheese, with dessert by Flirty Cupcakes. This VIP experience is topped off with amazing raffle prizes, premium beverage service and servers for your lounge.

All proceeds from GALApalooza benefit Parkways Foundation in their mission to support park projects and launch new youth programming throughout the Chicago Park District. This year, proceeds go to the Send a Kid to Camp Fund and nature and environmental science programming designed to get our kids outdoors, active and connected to nature. 


Studies show kids are spending upwards of six hours a day “wired” indoors versus 30 minutes a week outside in unstructured play. At a time when our kids are more sedentary and staying inside more than ever before, donors to GALApalooza will help send 3,500 kids to camp and will engage 10,000 children and families throughout the city to experience the wonder of nature in their local parks.

Generous sponsors, supporters and partners of this year’s event include Charter One (Lead Corporate Sponsor), Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, Budweiser, Classic Party Rentals, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, The James Hotel, The Blackstone Hotel, Rabine Paving, Groupon, Chicago magazine, Grey Goose, H20, and WXRT.

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