June 18, 2012
You're invited! View the attached invitation for information about the fourth annual V.I.R. Event at The James Hotel. Click HERE to view the invitation.
June 17, 2012
The 2012 Kidzapalooza line-up has been announced. Watch Tor and Lyon's announcement video HERE!
For the most current Kidzapalooza 2012 information, become our fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and read our Official Blog.
August 5, 2011
Kidza11 Day One - that's a wrap! Flawless performances by the acts on the Kidza stage. See photos from Day One HERE and videos HERE.
August 4, 2011
Exclusive interview with Kate Diaz. You guessed it...over Skype!
July 20, 2011
Exclusive interview with Chuck Folds of Big Bang Boom This interview with Chuck took place via Skype (yeah, technology!) and recorded with a Canon Rebel T2i. Big Bang Boom was our SonicBids winner this year.
July 4, 2011
SAVE THE DATE! The James Hotel Chicago and Kidzapalooza Announce V.I.R. (VERY IMPORTANT ROCKER) Eevent on Sunday morning, August 7th. This event is FREE to the public! Catch some of the Kidza 2011 performers in this intimate setting. More details will be announced soon!
July 1, 2011
The 2011 Kidzapalooza line up has been announced. Watch Sydnie and Lyon's announcement here!
For the most current Kidzapalooza 2011 information, become our fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and read our Official Blog.
June 7, 2010
The 2010 Kidzapalooza line up has just been announced. Watch it here! Stay tuned for more updates soon!
July 4, 2009
Happy 4th of July! Did you know that Kidzapalooza is now
on Sirius/XM Kids, Channel 116? Hosted by co-founder Tor Hyams, the
next installment of Kidzapalooza radio will air July 24 with special
June 1, 2009
First ever Kidzapalooza compilation album to be released
June 16 - click HERE for all the info and to pre-order
May 29, 2009
Kidzapalooza line up announced - click HERE
to see who's playing this year!
August 4, 2008
Kidzapalooza Chicago is over for another year
Record crowds turned out to attend our parent (deliberate
pun) festival, Lollapalooza - which sold out for all three
meaning an estimated 225,000 people inhabited the space at
Park this weekend - and Kidzapalooza also saw it's largest
to date yesterday, due to the impromptu performance by
founder, Perry Farrell and the rock legend that is Slash -
that was just one of many highlights for this year!
To catch up on all the fun, including photos and the odd
visit our official blog.
We'd like to thank everyone who came and joined in the
with us. It's been an absolute blast and we look forward to
you all again in Chicago next year!
August 1, 2008
Kidzapalooza Chicago 2008 has kicked off!
Day 1 of the Lollapalooza festival has come to a close
what an amazing day it has been! With estimates that Lolla
hit the 200,000 attendance mark this year, highlights for
grown ups today inlcuded The Racontours, The Kills, UK group
Bloc Party and Radiohead.
For those who were hanging out at the Kidzapalooza stage,
highlights included an impressive line up of acts including
Tweedy, Paul Green's School of Rock AllStars and Tiny
of Today - and all the activities on offer were an absolute
As Alma writes today on Chicago Moms Blog:
"Here's what we loved (all free):
- Body painting "tattooz" and freshly silk-screened
t-shirts and tote bags by artists from Small Paul.
- Playing with the real rock band instruments in
of Rock Petting Zoo
- Designing a CD cover with the nice folks from
Chicago and Art & Soul
- The Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars. I didn't
pre-pubescent guitar protegies, but the world-touring band
teens did some great covers of rock and roll classics."
- Chicago Moms Blog (August 1, 2008)
Other activites included Hairdooz with Siren Salon and
the BrickHeadz breakdancing workshops. Click HERE
to see a video of the BrickHeadz today at the Kidzapalooza
courtesy of Lolla Base Station)
Days 2 & 3 are yet to come and this year promises to
the best Kidzapalooza yet! See you there!
June 16, 2008
Tor and Perry were interviewed on 103.1FM's "Jonesy's
Jukebox", hosted by Steve Jones (from the "Sex Pistols"),
which we have just made available on the site. Just click here
to listen to the full
May 10, 2008
Perry and Tor announced the 2008 Kidzapalooza Chicago line-up in LA, before Perry got down and rocked with the School of Rock AllStars. Click on the image below to see a video of
the event on YouTube:
Click here to see this video on YouTube
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