Lollapalooza, or “Lolla” for short, brings together thousands of people each year for one of the most anticipated summer music festivals in the United States! Lollapalooza was founded by the lead singer of the band Jane’s Addiction, Perry Farrell, in 1991 but wasn’t formatted as a weekend festival until 2005. Since the switch from touring to being held in a single location at Grant Park in Chicago, IL, the festival has been going strong. Proceeds from every ticket purchased for Lolla go to the Parkways Foundation for maintaining and enriching Chicago’s parks. Having raised over million for city parks since 2005, Lollapalooza was able to sign a deal to keep the festival in Chicago until 2018!