Get into Lollapalooza Free By Volunteering

Are you a diehard rock fan who can’t afford a Lollapalooza concert ticket? Now there’s another potential way to get into the big fest in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 7, August 8 and August 9: Do volunteer work for it.  Lollapalooza is an American music festival, which now takes place annually in Chicago’s Grant Park. The festival showcases a variety of rock acts and also has craft booths and other performances. In most cases, you’ll need tickets to attend the three day event, but if you get creative, you may get free admission to the concerts (here is the free Lollapalooza Itunes sampler).

The Work Exchange Team (WET) is offering music fans the chance to get into Lolla for free, as long as they are willing to put in at least 15 hours of backstage catering and vending work throughout the weekend.  Volunteer at Lollapalooza to get in free on the day you volunteer. Shifts are four hours long so you’ll still have plenty of time to catch performances. Volunteers may assist the box office, help people with disabilities or help keep the park clean. Curious? Fill out the online application to get started. Note: There’s a small, non-refundable application fee, and — for all those lazy fans who were thinking about snagging a three-day pass and skipping out of the work part — a deposit equal to the price of full weekend admission, refundable only after you’ve completed your duties. Now that’s the American spirit!


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