May 2011

Is Chicago's Lollapalooza still as countercultural as it used to be?

Lollapalooza celebrates its 20th anniversary this year in Chicago's Grant Park. This year features Eminem, but also Coldplay. Other standouts include The Kills and Ween.  I guess it has something for everyone, but I'm not sure that's in the festival's favor. Who wants to shell out $215 for a three day pass to see a bunch of bands you kind of like? Plus, it just seems pretty tame.  Is Lollapalooza still the counter-revolutionary festival that it used to be?


Rascal Flatts to Play in Chicago

As far as country music groups go, Rascal Flatts is considered as hot as they come. With hits like “Bless the Broken Road” to “What Hurts the Most,” they are considered to be a soulful country band that appeals to a wide audience.

Fans of Rascal Flatts in the Chicago area can hear these songs and more on June 26 when they’ll be playing at Tinley Park in Illinois on June 25. The performance will be at 7:00.

If you’re not in Illinois, of course, you can hear them perform in various other areas during their tour, from Nashville to Virginia Beach.

Summer Concerts in Grant Park

Sights, Sounds, and Sips in the City

One of the greatest perks of living in a fabulous city like Chicago, is fun in the summer sun.  Chicago is host to many festivals, concerts, and music events that pop up in the summer to help you enjoy those precious few months of gorgeous weather. The city plays host to large-scale concert events like Pitchfork and Lollapalooza for those that enjoy the pop, rock, indie music and for the Latin lover’s there are concerts that feature dancing and instruction.  But for the cities classical music fans, and my favorite summer event, Chicago gifts the residents of the city with the Grant Park Music Festival  in Millennium Park.