Due to the immense amount of money brought in by Lollopalooza this year, as well as other rock shows on public Park District controlled grounds, the City of Chicago has suddenly warmed to the idea of more rock shows in the near future. As Jim DeRogoatis notes in today’s Chicago Sun-Times:
Revenue from the revitalized Lollapalooza in Grant Park, the Rolling Stones at Soldier Field and 20 summer concerts that drew 100,000 people to Northerly Island generated $2.2 million for Park District coffers.
This is good news for residents’ wallets, since the strategy helps forestall a tax increase. But it’s even better news for music lovers, since we may get to hear more of the sounds we love in the parks we help fund. (full story)
Hey, we ain’t complaining…no tax increase and more rock shows? Bring it on!