Lollapalooza 2015 parties preview

There are some years when the Lollapalooza after parties taking place around town are better than the actual three-day festival in Grant Park. The parties allow you to see Lolla acts perform in a smaller, more intimate setting rather than in a massive field. There are also non Lolla acts performing at these events, which is good news for those disappointed with that year’s lineup.

Will this be one of those years?

We’ll know in a few weeks. Check out the list of Lolla parties below that have been officially announced (personally, I’d rather see Bleachers at the Hard Rock Hotel than any of the acts performing at Lolla). I’ll continue to update this list as more parties are announced.

THURSDAY, JULY 30
 
Rae Sremmurd
Where: Studio Paris; 59 West Hubbard Street
When: 9 p.m.
Admission: $40; studioparischicago.com
 
Pandora Invasion presents Madeon
Where: Morgan Manufacturing; 401 North Morgan Street
When: 8 p.m.
Admission: Free; RSVP here
 
DJ Pendemic (aka Dustin Penner)
Where: Sub 51; 51 West Hubbard Street
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: Table reservations required; hub51chicago.com
 
FRIDAY, JULY 31
 
Wyclef Jean, Samantha Ronson
Where: The Underground; 56 West Illinois Street
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: $30; theundergroundchicago.com
 
Kaskade
Where: Studio Paris
When: 9 p.m.
Admission: $65; studioparischicago.com
 
Joe Jonas (DJ set)
Where: Sub 51; 51 West Hubbard Street
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: Table reservations required; hub51chicago.com
 
Grandpa Vs. Prowler (including Danny Masterson and Michael Pena)
Where: Bub City; 435 North Clark Street
When: 11 p.m.
Admission: To be determined; bubcitychicago.com
 
Culture Collide presents Slick Rick
Where: Hard Rock Hotel; 230 North Michigan Avenue
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: Free; RSVP at culturecollide.com/chicago
 
SATURDAY, AUG. 1
 
Culture Collide presents Bleachers
Where: Hard Rock Hotel
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: Free; RSVP at culturecollide.com/chicago
 
Clinton Sparks
Where: The Underground
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: $30
 
Chris Kennedy (aka Chris Masterson)
Where: Sub 51; 51 West Hubbard Street
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: Table reservations required; hub51chicago.com
 
Ruckus with special guest
Where: Studio Paris
When: 9 p.m.
Admission: $60 for females, $80 for males; studioparischicago.com
 
SUNDAY, AUG. 2
 
Nero
Where: The Mid; 306 North Halsted Street
When: 10 p.m.
Admission: $32; themidchicago.com
 
Questlove, DJ White Shadow and friends
Where: Studio Paris
When: 9 p.m.
Admission: $25 for females, $35 for males; studioparischicago.com
 
 
 
 
By Luis Gomez

Chicago Tribune

(July 17, 2015)