Music lovers flocked to the BMI-sponsored stage at the 2007 Lollapalooza festival August 3-5 at Chicago’s Grant Park to listen to a diverse line-up of artists. Lollapalooza attracted over 160,000 fans, who braved the heat, humidity and rain to enjoy 130 bands performing on nine different stages.
BMI’s stage attracted fans by kicking off daily shows at 11:15 a.m., resulting in a successful three-day run of memorable shows featuring the blues-inspired Back Door Slam; tween indie-rock duo Smoosh; swagger-heavy Inward Eye; and message-oriented Kevin Michael. Lake Michigan provided the backdrop as Chicago-based bands Bound Stems and Wax on Radio enticed fans old and new to check out their music, while giving the experience a participatory feel. Ireland’s Mr. North provided international representation, while Missouri-based quintet Ludo offered Lollapalooza attendees another dose of solid stateside sounds.
BMI also hosted an Acoustic Brunch on Saturday, August 4 at the Hard Rock Hotel with a surprise performance by Cameron McGill and the Quartet Offensive.
Photos by Jamil Walker