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More on Big Music Festivals

An earlier post of ours talked about the trend in several cities towards city parks hosting large scale music festivals. The Chicago Sun Times ran a story on the results of this year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park that reportedly drew 225,000 people:

This year’s Lollapalooza rock ‘n’ roll festival was music to the ears of Chicago Park District officials who will accept a $1.6 million check….$400,000 more than last year’s revenues. The money will be used for capital projects and programming costs “throughout the neighborhoods,” said Parks Supt. Timothy Mitchell. Tickets were $80 per day or $205 for a three-day pass. The district gets a guaranteed $1 million or 8.5 percent of revenues, said Brenda Palm, executive director of the Parkways Foundation, a fund-raising partner of the Park District.

That’s a lot of money.

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