More Than Just A Rock Concert
Ever since the first festival in 1991, Lollapalooza has always been a place where music fans can learn more about how to help the world around them.
Whether it’s becoming more environmentally conscious, registering to vote or saving a life through a bone marrow match, Lolla Cares brings together the best of the world’s organizations and puts them in front of 100,000 festival fans to bring awareness to amazing causes.
See below for a list of the 2017 organizations.
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Black Lives Matter Chicago is an intersectional vehicle that values Black people and their right to self-determination. We fight for justice with families most impacted, while working to create just and equitable systems.
The vision of Chainlinks is a world brought closer together through the power and simplicity of bicycles. As the nation’s very first student run bike shop, we envision a more environmentally aware, socially adept, and healthier body and mind encouraged through the use of bikes.
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower.
Love Hope Strength Foundation
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is the world’s leading rock n roll cancer foundation, and since 2008, LHS has been hosting marrow donor drives at concerts and festivals across the globe via our Get on the List campaign. This program encourages people to sign up for the International Marrow Registry via a simple cheek swab, taking our concept of, “saving lives, one concert at a time,” to a whole new level.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
Our Music My Body
OurMusicMyBody is a collaborative campaign led by Between Friends & Rape Victim Advocates to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the music scene. We believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe when they go to a concert or festival.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources including food, water, and land.
Sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
Our simple purpose is to provide support and information to those who seek the comfort and camaraderie of other clean and sober people at Lollapalooza. The only requirement is a desire to stay drug and alcohol free at the festival. Though we consist mostly of people in recovery from alcoholism and addiction, Soberside exists for anyone wishing to stay clean, sober and those seeking serenity and fellowship at Lollapalooza.