We all know how well it goes over when musicians take a political stand -- love it or hate it, they’ve got a voice even when they’re not singing, and they want you to hear it.
Now even the stages they perform on have something to say.
Chicago 2016, the organization that’s trying oh so hard to win the bid for the 2016 Olympics, announced today that one of the two stages at Lolapalooza has been named the “Chicago 2016 Stage” in an show of support for the bid.
“We are excited to be a part of such a large music festival in Chicago and honored to have one of the main stages named after our bid,” Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan said. “Grant Park is an ideal location for events and that is why it is a central part of our plan to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Lollapalooza will take place August 7-9 in Grant Park, which will be the setting for the archery competitions, the start of the marathon and one of the main Olympic celebration sites during the Games if they are held in Chicago.
This will not be the first time Chicago 2016 has made its presence known at Lollapalooza. Last year they were on-site building awareness and recruiting volunteers to support the bid.
“As a part of the Chicago community, we felt it was important to elevate the presence of Chicago 2016 at Lollapalooza, and there is no better way to show our support than naming rights to one of our premier stages,” said C3 Presents’ Charlie Jones, executive producer of Lollapalooza. “Lollapalooza and C3 Presents want to help keep the bid front and center, and do our part to help bring the 2016 Games to Chicago.”
So whether you’re excited at the bid or you’re singing to a different tune, Lollapalooza is on board and belting out the tunes of support.