Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lolla & Kidza Lineups and More #ChiILPicksList

Lollapalooza 2014 sold out in record time. Didja get your tickets?!  We have mixed feelings about this year's lineup. For the first time in it's history, Lolla dropped the ball on the big retro acts it's renowned for, disillusioning all the 30+ fans out there. They've also expanded the EMD/dub/house/electronica offerings. In past years Lolla has done a great job embracing the new, while bringing a healthy dose of major alt acts from the 80's and 90's. But that's come to a screeching halt with 2014.

Our friend's son, Trevor, who is a high school freshman summed it up best at a recent party. He said, "It's funny. All the kids at school were saying did you SEE the LINEUP at Lolla this year?! And they're all excited about it. And my mom and her friends are all  "Did you see the lineup at Lolla this year. Meh... " Yeah. That. It'll be a younger crowd for sure this time around with Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and Calvin Harris headlining.  Sigh.  Shore up the gates...  The crashers are sure to try to rush the perimeter again this year.

Expect to see the over 30's flocking to Riot Fest this year instead, where we're beyond excited about the legendary lineup.  ChiIL Live Shows will be there for sure!!  We can't wait. That said... there are a LOT of music lovers super stoked about the Lolla lineup and it's sure to be a rager!

Kidzapalooza Rocks On:
Kidzapalooza 2014 is gearing up fast. Co-founders Perry Farrell and Tor Hyams along with C3 Presents are about to put on another amazing 3-day show this Summer.  ChiIL Mama & the kids have been there all 3 days of EVERY year.  Highly recommended! 

Lollapalooza is for music fans of all ages! Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival for parents who want to teach their kids what it is like to experience one of the most special events in the world.

Located in it’s own area of Grant Park, Kidzapalooza offers parents and kids the opportunity to catch family-friendly music with it’s own stage and various activities including creating their own music, arts & crafts and much more.Children 10 and under get in absolutely FREE!

Event days are August 1, 2 and 3 at Grant Park, Chicago. Check out the amazing 2014 line-up HERE.  The Q Brothers, Chicago Kindie Allstars and School of Rock are all favorites of ours!  Highly recommended.  Want to see more of our past coverage on all the kindie artists and a number of the bands for big kids AKA: adults, too?  Use our search bar to the right.  

We have LOADS of original content including band video interviews, pit photos, live show shots, live show videos and more.  We also frequently run great giveaways--CDs, DVDs, tickets to music and theatre...  

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Lolla tickets NOT required for this one but an RSVP is.  Do it NOW before it sells out! 

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