The Night Before Lollapalooza: GALApalooza

Is a 3-day music fest too much for you? Then come to GALApalooza, the official kickoff party of the Lollapalooza weekend.

Scheduled for Thursday, August 5, GALApalooza is an upscale party geared toward adults—a private concert and cocktail party under the stars at the Petrillo Band Shell in Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park. It’s a sneak peek at the Lolla grounds before the crowds arrive and a fundraiser for Parkways Foundation, an organization that supports Chicago parks and funds youth programs in the parks.

Purchase Tickets: Ask To Be Seated In the Make It / Valslist Lounge! Tickets are $250 per person.

Part dinner party, part concert … TOTAL backstage adventure
Held on the eve of the Lollapalooza music festival, this is an exclusive evening of cocktails, dining and music featuring Lollapalooza headlining band Hot Chip. Unlike any other charity event you’ve attended, this one feels like you’re in L.A. or South Beach.

Picture the Chicago skyline as your backdrop, white sofas and coffee table lounges instead of tables for 10, entertainment that will make your kids green with envy, delectable food and cocktails included, and a crowd that just wants to relax and have fun.  Mayor Daley is there, as well as other celebs. (They’re in town for Lollapalooza, so guaranteed VIP sightings.)  This is a great event to host corporate clients, a special birthday or just good friends.

Since 2005, Lollapalooza and GALApalooza have raised over $4 million, allowing Parkways to fund new projects and launch youth programs in Chicago’s parks. (You can read about last year’s event here.)

GALApalooza is a night to remember on the grounds of the nation’s most popular music festival.  A Cool Party in a Hot City…

Purchase Tickets:  Ask To Be Seated In the Make It / Valslist Lounge! Tickets are $250 per person.

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