Grant Park (Chicago)

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    5 Lessons Learned at Taste of Chicago, The World's Largest Outdoor Food Festival

    Taste of Chicago, or The Taste as it's usually referred to, is one of the nation's best-known food events. It's been around since long before Food Network was a social force and kale was cool. For many, it's a summer tradition that's as cherished as any and this year was the event's 34th anniversary ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Four Reasons Lollapalooza Needs EDM

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Ian Traas With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularit ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Los Tigres del Norte, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, and Lollapalooza Over the Weekend

    Los Tigres del Norte @ Wild Horse Pass With a career that's spanned four decades, immensely popular norteño group Los Tigres del Norte has plenty of practice making Grammy-award winning music. So when I say last night's show was riveting, electric, compelling, or any other positive adjective I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

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    August 4, 2012

    Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You

    BY REED FISHER Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Replacements Fan Documentary Color Me Obsessed to Screen Tonight at Phoenix Art Museum

    One of the preeminent rock bands of the 1980s finally has gotten the rock-doc treatment, and local fans of The Replacements will get a chance to see it at 7:30 p.m. today at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue. Color Me Obsessed is self-admitted Replacements fanboy Gorman Bechard's lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Lollapalooza: "It Was 20 Years Ago Today..."

    ​It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Lollapalooza to Go International in Chile

    ​Lollapalooza has expanded to Chile, according to Billboard.Perry Farrell's music festival will be going down at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile for the first time on April 2 and 3, 2011. This will be the first time that Lollapalooza has ever gone international. Presumably Chile got the honor in ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2010

    Lollapalooza 2010: All Your Festivals Belong to GaGa

    ​ There are people who just don't like music festivals. It won't matter who's on the bill or whether the show is in the middle of the desert or the center of a city; they're just not interested in seeing bite-size sets crushed by an often bikini topped mob. Don't get me wrong, I understand. I hadn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Slideshow: Obama Rally in Chicago

    Hundreds of Thousands Flock to Obama Rally in Chicago See the event for yourself courtesy of this slideshow direct from Obama's rally in Chicago. Barack Obama closed his campaign with a massive outdoor public event — a street party in downtown Chicago centered on Grant Park, near the Lake Michi ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2000
  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Talent Show

    Paul Westerberg gives up on the charts, and rediscovers his muse

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Chamber Mates

    Corky Siegel links the ethereal majesty of chamber music with the grit of the blues