Over the past few weeks, we've learned about who's on the Lollapalooza lineup and when exactly they'll be playing when the four-day festival returns to Grant Park at the end of July. If you don't feel like joining the crowd of 100,000 people, you might be in luck—yesterday, organizers revealed the schedule of Lollapalooza aftershows, which find various acts taking a break from the fest to take the stage at local music venues throughout the weekend and the days leading up to Lolla.
This year's lineup of Lollapalooza aftershows is especially significant as it will mark the first time that some venues are welcoming back guests after closing last March. A total of 13 Chicago music venues are hosting aftershows this year, ranging from small clubs like Empty Bottle and Sleeping Village to larger concert halls like the Aragon and Thalia Hall.
Highlights of the 2021 aftershow schedule include ’80 rockers Journey at the Aragon, rapper Jack Harlow at the Vic, Limp Bizkit at Metro, Orville Peck at Thalia Hall, Princess Nokia at Lincoln Hall and Whitney at Sleeping Village. You'll also find a handful of notable local acts providing support, including singer-songwriter V.V. Lightbody, punk-rockers Sincere Engineer, synth-pop act Valebol and garage-rock outfit Waltzer.
Even if you're not planning on attending Lollapalooza, the festival's aftershows can be a convenient way to see some of your favorite acts in a more intimate setting. After all, not everyone has the disposable income to spring for a ticket to Lolla—and some folks aren't quite ready to gather with 100,000 people in Grant Park in the scorching August heat.
Tickets for the entire slate of Lollapalooza 2021 aftershows go on sale Friday, June 18 at 10am CT via the various venues hosting shows. Take a look at the complete list of aftershows below and keep an eye out for last-minute additions.