Lollapalooza: BMI’s 19 Must-See, Hear-It-First Performers


19 must-see, hear-it-first performers, including The Pretty Reckless, Christina Perri, and Skylar Grey, to converge in Chicago for a memorable three-day lineup of performances

The BMI/Lollapalooza stage, a superstar forecaster, has been a launching pad for performers such as Neon Trees, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and Semi Precious Weapons

NEW YORK, – Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the U.S. performing right organization that represents over 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, is proud to present the performers on its 2011 Lollapalooza stage. Running August 5, 6, & 7 at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago, IL, BMI’s stage will kick off performances at 12:00 p.m. each day, setting the pace at the mammoth music festival.

Festival-goers seeking an eclectic lineup and a bucolic respite from the Chicago heat flock to the BMI Lollapalooza stage, known for emitting disco-dunked sounds, acoustic balladry, and pop-rock rhapsodies from a slew of singer/songwriting acts. Performers on this year’s BMI stage range from the swaggering attitude of The Pretty Reckless to the Aussie exports Boy & Bear; the genre-jumping of The Chain Gang of 1974; and the expressiveness of siren Christina Perri. The lineup will provide a blend of sounds, reflecting Lollapalooza’s wide-ranging approach in offering attendees performances that are unique and remarkable.

Below is the schedule for the BMI-sponsored Lollapalooza stage:


Friday, August 5

Ruby Jane: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ceci Bastida: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Electric Touch: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kerli: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Kids These Days: 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Black Cards: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Christina Perri: 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, August 6
Ximena Sarinana: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Typhoon: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Skylar Grey: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
The Chain Gang of 1974: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Patrick Stump: 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The Pretty Reckless: 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, August 7
The Kingston Springs: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Deluka: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lia Ices: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Young Man: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Boy & Bear: 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Sam Adams: 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
BMI is proud to present and sponsor a stage at C3 and Capital Sports & Entertainment’s music festivals: Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival (September 16-18). BMI’s partnership with these elite festivals is designed to offer more prime showcasing opportunities to its songwriters, a distinct priority of the organization. For more information on Lollapalooza, please visit; for information on the Austin City Limits Music Festival, visit

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