Monday, July 28, 2014

Kidzapalooza & Lollapalooza Bound THIS Weekend

ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows at the biggest, baddest bash for live music lovers large and small. Yep, that would be Lollapalooza and Kidzapalooza. Or relive our adventures vicariously right here. We'll have photos, video interviews, and much more leading up to and recapping the big weekend.

ChiIL Mama's Flashback:

Slash & Perry Farrell, Kidzapalooza Stage 2008
all photos by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara for

Funniest thing to me was all the little kids were saying, "Look. It's Slash from GUITAR HERO!!" LOL.

ChiIL Mama's daughter Sage, Kidza 2008, rockin' her Small Paul (Paul Frank) Tee with a caricature of Perry Farrell on it. Perry later signed the shirt for her. 

Epic Kidza lottery WIN for Du-Jay & Sagezilla! Kidza 2008

Check back daily for our ongoing updates, must see bands, past original content on Lolla/Kidza past and the bands hitting the stages for 2014. 

Finally, check out our ChiIL Tips. We've been there ALL 3 days of EVERY year Lollapalooza has called Grant Park, Chicago home. So whether you're going with babe's in backpacks and jogging strollers, toddlers in tow, or getting a sitter and travelin' light... we've got you covered!

Before You Go:
Check out Lollapalooza's main site to customize your weekend. I can tell you what we think is ChiIL... but Lolla has a gazillion bands, food, fun, eco-friendly fare, booths and people watching to spare. So take some time to make a plan customized to YOU and your tastes, even if you ditch it later and just improv it. 

ChiIL Mama's ChiIL Tips List:

ChiIL Tip 1. Comin' in with kids one or more days?  Check out loads of ChiIL Mama's prior coverage right here. We'll have tons of tips in the days leading up to the big bash as well. 

**Click here & scroll down for over 26 of our past Kidza features ChiIL Mama's Adventures at Kidzapalooza Plus Cool Tips for 2014!**

ChiILin' with Perry Farrell & Patti Smith at Kidza. ChiIL Mama's kids, Sage & Dugan at ages 3 & 5. Kidzapalooza 2006 flashback! 

ChiIL Tip 2.  VIR Brunch at The JAMES: No Lolla Ticket Required! $5 suggested donation per person. RSVP required.  ChiIL Mama has been to every VIR Brunch since it's inception and this event rocks! If you can make it up and over to The JAMES by 8:30am, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.

Lollapalooza is for music fans of all ages! Kidzapalooza is a festival within a festival for parents who want to bring the rock tots, banger babies, and punk kin along for the ride.

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 with a paying adult with a Lollapalooza wristband!

Event days are August 1, 2 and 3 at Grant Park, Chicago. Check out the amazing 2014 line-up HERE.  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.  

Here's the Daily Kidza 2014 Lineup:
You really can't miss with any of these, but Brady Rymer, The Q Brothers, Chicago Kindie Allstars and School of Rock are all favorites of ours who make ChiIL Mama's #ChiILPicksList! Highly recommended.  

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...  

Don't miss out. ChiIL out!
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