Approximately 10% of all gross revenue from Lollapalooza is donated to Parkways Foundation to fund capital projects and launch youth programs in parks that directly impact the lives of Chicagoans. Since 2005, Lolla fans have generated over $4 million for Parkways Foundation to fund programs such as the Inferno Mobile Recording Studio, a program providing youth the opportunity to write and record music; a community garden grant program; a signature playground in Washington Park that is accessible to children of all abilities; a new state of the art soccer field in McKinley Park and the Buckingham Fountain Restoration Project. In the spirit of FUN-raising and fundraising, GALApalooza is an exclusive sneak peak at the Lollapalooza grounds on August 6. Part dinner party, part concert, total backstage adventure, GALApalooza mixes an exciting evening of cocktails, dining and performances featuring Lollapalooza artists Vampire Weekend and Hey Champ. Proceeds benefit Parkways Foundation. Go here for tickets and more info. Can’t make it to GALApalooza? Peruse items in the online auction! Highlights include a guitar autographed by Red Hot Chili Peppers, VIP Lolla Lounge passes with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Festival grounds, a Cubs VIP Dream Day, and tickets to a Blackhawks home game—including a hockey stick autographed by the entire 2008-2009 team. Bid now!