The city of Chicago is looking to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates by offering free one-day Lollapalooza passes to people who make appointments at one of four vaxx sites around the city. According to NBC 5, 1,200 single-day passes will be handed out to anyone who signs up to get a jab on June 26.
“Lollapalooza has called Chicago home for the past 16 years, and we truly love this vibrant city,” C3 Presents' Charlie Walker said in a statement. “We are pleased to partner with and support the City to encourage vaccinations.” After taking a year off in 2020 due to the global pandemic, this year's Lolla will take place from July 29-Aug. 1 at full capacity for vaccinated attendees or those who can provide proof of a negative test.
The four vaccination sites will be transformed into a "Lollapalooza experience" with DJs spinning songs by Lolla artists, festival-branded giveaways and free passes for eligible Chicago residents. Each site will have passes for a different day of the festival: Wilbur Wright College (passes for July 29), Richard J. Daley College (passes for July 30), Kennedy King College (passes for July 31) and Malcolm X College (passes for Aug. 1). Getting a shot on Lolla Day will also get you entry to a free show at the House of Blues, where you will be able to pick up your single-day pass.