Lollapalooza at Grant Park

Audience with hands in the air at a music festival

Throw on your sunglasses and fringe and come to Chicago to experience Lollapalooza! Conveniently located just 5-miles from the music festival, the Willows Hotel is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of July 28th-31st.


About Lollapalooza

For the last 25 years, Lollapalooza has been a favorite of music festival-goers everywhere. Designed by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell in 1991 as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza’s overwhelming success and influence has allowed the event to expand into multi-day festivals in four additional countries- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Germany. Lollapalooza transcends the boundaries between music and art, providing festival-goers with an unforgettable weekend full of culture.


Each year, over 100 bands headline the 4-day concert series in Grant Park. Previous headliners include huge names in music, such as Paul McCartney, Metallica, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and many more. This year’s lineup features headliners:

…And many, many more! You can find the complete 2016 lineup and schedule here. In addition to the scheduled concerts, there will be more than 55 aftershows taking place in the best and most historic venues in Chicago. You can find the full aftershow schedule here.


Get a taste of Chicago at Lollapalooza! The city’s very own celebrity chef Graham Elliot curates Chow Town- a festival of food offering some of Chicago’s most delicious food, drinks and sweets. 2016 vendors include:

.. And many more! See the complete list of participating vendors and a description of their offerings here.


Also featured at the festival is the 2016 Art Market- your one-stop shop for local, national and world-recognized artisans to sell their goods to Lollapalooza fans. Offering everything from accessories, artwork and fashion, featured vendors include:


The festival runs from 11am-10pm, daily. Worried about your belongings while you dance the day away? Have no fear, personal lockers are available to rent, make your reservation here. The Millennium Park Garage, the Underground Garage at Monroe & Columbus, and the Grant Park Underground Garage will all be fully accessible; parking is not available on the festival grounds. Due to the high volume of people at Lollapalooza, public transportation is strongly encouraged. Have more questions? Find your answers here.


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Where: Grant Park- Chicago, IL

When: Thursday, July 28th– Sunday, July 31st  from 11am-10pm, daily


Where to Stay

Willows Hotel

The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.