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Guide To Lollapalooza Best Parties & Afterparties 2017 edition

Guide To Lollapalooza Best Parties & Afterparties 2017 edition

Lollapalooza, celebrating its 25th anniversary and the OG version before satellite fests in Chile and Paris, will take place in Chicago from Thursday Aug. 3 to Sunday Aug. 6. Though the actual fest is sold out (your chances of getting tickets rests on resale market, radio station raffles or to scale a fence without getting caught); this year’s Lollapalooza headline performers include Muse, Lorde, Lil Uzi Vert, Justice, Arcade Fire, Kaskade, Chance The Rapper, The Killers. Whether you have a one day pass, 4 day pass, VIP or none that doesn’t mean you still can’t partake in some #Lolla enjoyments. For those of you looking for  fun outside of Grant Park, we have listed below many of the parties, after-parties, pre-parties, not really affiliated with but becuase it Lolla weekend, parties. Some of these events are by invite only and some are complimentary registration. If celeb sightings is your thing, best bet outside of Grant Park grounds will probably be at Studio Paris, Underground or Lollapalooza hospitality suites.

Bed Head Hotel @ The Hard Rock

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RNBHouseParty is joining forces with REVOLT for RNBHouseParty REVOLT Edition on Lollapalooza Friday night. This event is specifically for those who like to dance at parties like we used to do growing up!  We are playing all the jams you can sing along to and will feature a live performance you don’t want to miss!  This event is FREE with RSVP, so get your team together and issa vibe! Fri, Aug 4, 2017, 9PM-2AM. LITE Chicago 215 West Ontario St.
***Disclaimer if Sunshine Anderson means nothing to you, this probably isn’t the party for you***


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Basement and Absolut Elyx Lollapalooza

Live music speakeasy lounge The Bassment is partnering with Absolut Elyx. Guests will enjoy specialty crafted libations, wood-fired pizzas and live musical performances drawing inspiration from Motown, Disco and Old School Hip Hop beats.
Thursday, August 3
9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Live Music by Ebonie Soul Experience, Motown

Friday, August 4
9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Live Music by Angela Martin feat. Verzatile Band, Disco

Saturday, August 5
9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Live Music by Uneq’ko & Flo’s Chaotic Culture. Old School Hip Hop

Rolling Stone Magazine Lollapalooza Day Party

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image credit: Travas Machel

Rolling Stone Magazine’s seventh Lollapalooza day party, featuring performances from Run the Jewels, Chicago MC – and Chance the Rapper’s brother – Taylor Bennett and British musician Bishop Briggs, with a DJ set from Foster the People’s Mark Foster. The event, presented by vitaminwater, will take place August 5th at Studio Paris in Chicago between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. CT. Complimentary cocktails will be provided by Hornitos and beer by Miller Lite. Run the Jewels, unlikely pairing came together in 2012 when El-P was tapped to produce Killer Mike’s 2012 solo album R.A.P. Music. After lengthy careers as underground hip-hop favorites, they began to reach a wider audience as Run the Jewels with a brash mix of unparalleled lyricism, lefty politics, stoner wit and plenty of hedonism. 


Lollapalooza After Parties @ Virgin Hotels

Friday, August 4

Cerise | 9 pm
Hood Internet: Lollapalooza After Party

Upstairs (25th Floor) | 9 pm
The Walters: Lollapalooza After Party

Cerise | 11 pm
Win Butler DJ Set: Lollapalooza After Party

Saturday, August 5

Cerise | 9 pm
Stefan Ponce & Special Guests: Lollapalooza After Party

Sunday, August 6

Cerise | 2 pm
Cozy Boys & Boogie Munsters: Lollapalooza After Party

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel’s The Dive
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel‎The Dive- Opening Weekend with Audiotree & Shes Crafty

The Dive is opening its doors for the first time with an evening of intergalactic music curated by Audiotree & LHST. Get it together and make some noise as we pass the mic to She’s Crafty, Chicago’s all-female Beastie Boys tribute! MCAmy (Amy Sumpter), MagRock (Maggie Tomasek), Ken D (Kendra Stevens) and DJ ENRG (Erica Reid) rhyme the rhyme well in honor of the greatest musical group of all time.

Saturday 8/5
Opening Weekend with Audiotree & She’s Crafty

Sunday 8/6 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Audiotree & LHST Presents: DJ Dan Maloney

DJ and Dinos @ Blackstone Hotel
Blackstone Hotel Beats Music Series to Include Live DJ and Special Appearance from a Velociraptor from jurrasic world

The Blackstone, Autograph Collection will host a special Lollapalooza pre-party event, DJ and Dinos, during its weekly Blackstone Beats live music series featuring DJ sets and an appearance from the elusive velociraptor from “Jurassic World: The Exhibition.” Guests can get up close and personal with the a live raptor, unleashed from the exhibition’s Raptor Paddock, in the hotel’s lobby. The event is complimentary and open to the public, with classic cocktails and small bites available for purchase from The Blackstone’s cocktail lounge, Timothy’s Hutch. Guests are not required to register for this event.


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Wed. August 2: DJ OREO

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Thur. August 3: BRKLYN


Sat. August 5: TBA

Sun. August 6: DJ STELLAR & PHNM


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Lucky Brand, American-heritage denim brand joined by Brandy, DJs, Brandi Cyrus, Jacqueline Rezak, Chris Masterson and HXLT for Lucky Lounge presents City Jam. Lucky Brand is bringing back the 90s house party, West Coast style! Transforming Freehand Chicago with two floors full of activations – including a live performance by Brandy – that will bring nostalgia levels to an all-time high, along with DJ sets to that are sure to keep the party going during one of Chicago’s most fun-filled weekends for music lovers and fashion influencers.
WHEN: Saturday, August 5th, 2017, 10pm – 2am
WHERE: Freehand Chicago
19 East Ohio St, Chicago, IL


Revival Food Hall 1-Year Anniversary & Lollapalooza Sendoff
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Revival Food Hall (125 South Clark St.) turns one-year-old on Lollapalooza weekend, and foodie festival goers have another excuse to celebrate with a slew of free festival workshops, drinks and all-local food offerings to prep for the summertime music fest. Revival Café Bar hosts a Free Braid Bar by Solo Salon, while the Beauty Bar’s aestheticians offers Free Manicures for a little pre-Lolla glam session. If you’re lacking the perfect accessory for the weekend, the food hall will also offer a Free Flower Crown making workshop to complete your festival outfit. Munch on special menu treats sold from RFH’s gourmet food vendors and sip on anniversary cocktails mixed by Revival Café Bar all day long.
Saturday, August 5, 11- 4PM, Free Admission.



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