Lollapalooza has so many different genres of music, the four-day event has the ability to open up your world to music you might not know. Live music has a tendency to change people. But, if you're not down for new discoveries, Chicago's biggest music fest has country readily available to you via Luke Combs and Anderson East.

Single-day passes for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are officially sold out however they may be purchased through Lolla's verified ticket exchange. (Sunday tickets are still available as of 07/31.) Regardless of when you purchased your tickets, there are five things you need to know before venturing do the Grant Park area in Chicago.

WHERE: Lollapalooza @ Grant Park, Chicago (337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601)

WHEN: Full Event, Thurs, Aug. 2- Sun., Aug. 5, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Luke Combs: Saturday 5:45 - 6:45 @ Tito's Handmade Vodka Stage

Anderson East: Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 @ Grant Park


All attendees and their bags will be searched with a full body pat-down and metal detector screening prior to entry. (Expect airport-like security.) Restricted items, according to Chicago Tribune, include the following:

  • No large bags purses, totes.
  • No outside food, beverages, and coolers.
  • No cigarettes, e-cigs or vaping devices.
  • No professional audio, photo and/or video equipment an accessories.
  • No drones.
  • No chairs of any kind, inflatable furniture, hammocks, umbrellas tents or canopies.
  • No modes of transportation.
  • No drugs, drug paraphernalia, illegal or illicit substances of any kind.

PARKING: There are parking lots within decent walking distance but your best bet is to use public transportation.

WEATHER: Pay attention to the weather, although the Trib says it's supposed to be beautiful but does have links to some great weather apps and alert information.

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