CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Lollapalooza has something for everyone this year.
Known for its eclectic lineup of musicians spanning several generations of popularity, there’s something at Grant Park this weekend for all ages, and they mean all ages.
“I actually came in with my teen and I was wondering, ‘what am I going to do with the smaller kids that I have with me?’ I have an 8-year-old, and I have a baby…Is there going to be a place to even change the baby or sit down and feed her,” Jessica from Joliet said.
At a separate ‘Kidzapalooza’ section inside the festival, Jessica said that she’s relieved to find a ‘kidz’ area, with family friendly performances and activities, complete with a private space for breastfeeding, pumping or changing a diaper.
“I feel more confident now that there’s going to be other things to do, for us as a family,” Jessica added.
The hours for Kidzapalooza are from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There are a few rules though, including no unattended children, and no pouting or crying.
This kidz area, meant only for parents and their children was in high demand on the first day of the festival.
Sarah with her twin 5-year-olds told us she thinks Kidzapalooza is a great idea.
“I think it’s great. I think this whole Tag-A-Kid tracking service is great too,” said Sarah.
Tag-A-Kid allows adults to register their children with the festival and receive a specialized wristband so that if a child gets lost they can more easily be reunited. Kidzapalooza also serves as a good plan A meet up spot if separation occurs.
Sarah said she doesn’t plan on losing her kids at Lollapalooza this year but that Tag-A-Kid is a good back up.
“[It’s] added reinforcement, keeping them safe…Why not? It’s smart,” Sarah concluded.