Chicago is a city of immense culture and entertainment. Two such events that any music or arts lover should enjoy are Looptopia, going on its second year, and Lollapalooza, now running its third set as a staple festival in the city.
An all night party called Looptopia will be coming to Chicago in May of 2008. Chicago has become one of the prettiest cities in America with all it’s new planting and flowers but now its time to party. This is going to be one of the best block parties in a city!
The Loop will be bustling with activity from 6 PM Friday till 6 AM Saturday as the city stages its second year for Looptopia multidisciplinary arts festival. Modeled on dusk-to-dawn cultural extravaganzas staged annually in Paris, Rome, and Madrid, the completely free event comprises roughly 75 offerings, including live music, theater and dance performances, film screenings, art exhibits, workshops, and more.
There will be showings by many different artists all through the night. For the inaugural offering, Redmoon staged many sites all over the Loop and MFChicago held a huge dance party with dueling DGs and video projections. Turning the streets into Club Looptopia.
The whole thing culminates in a sunrise celebration in Millennium Park, with music, yoga, and free breakfast.
If this event does not get you to the city I would suggest Lollapalooza 2008. This will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park the first weekend of August. Lollapalooza 2007: 3 days, 8 stages, and 130 bands.
In its third year as a destination festival, Lollapalooza bestowed a musical experience unlike any other to the city of Chicago. For three days, Grant Park will be transformed into a celebration of music, food, arts, technology, and community, where fans gathered from around the world to catch one of the summer’s most powerful line-ups.
After all that is done, enjoy the wonderful shopping and attractions this New York of the Midwest has to offer.