When I first saw this weekend's press release announcing the announcement of the Kidzapalooza 2008 lineup, I was somewhat confused. Lollapalooza and its Kidzapalooza stage is scheduled for CHICAGO August 1-3. The Paul Frank Store Los Angeles is, uh, located in LOS ANGELES. As the poster announcing the announcement says, "Of course!" What better place to announce a lineup for a Chicago show than in LA? Perhaps they can also tell us what's coming to the Art Institute of Chicago in early 2009.
But then came this announcement (hat tip: Idolator) that Kidzpalooza is getting its own stand-alone concert at the Hollywood Bowl September 28, with pre-show activities starting at 4:30 PM and the show starting at 6:30 PM. The only artist currently announced is chief Lollapalooza poobah Perry Farrell.
While I think this is a great idea, and one producer Tor Hyams had previously suggested would happen, two concerns:
1) Ticket prices are $12 to $70 (!) dollars. I know, I know, a bunch of people can afford that on the upper end. And that's a pittance compared to, say, Hannah Montana tickets. But I gotta tell you, it was hard enough convincing people to plop down $20 for a Dan Zanes ticket. Anything more than that, even for more multiple artists, is going to be hard...
2) 6:30 PM on a Sunday night? Monday morning's going to be a pain getting the kids ready...
I'd also note this is the same weekend as Austin City Limits Festival, which will certainly make Tor a busy man that week.
Anyway, tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show go on sale Saturday morning at 10 AM. And once you've done that (or not), go over for the events at the Paul Frank Store Los Angeles (which also includes a raffle for a trip to the festival in Chicago). Schedule is after the jump.
11:00AM Raffle begins
12:00PM Lunch is served through 2:00PM
12:30PM Paul Green’s School of Rock students rock
1:00PM Perry Farrell and Julius announce the summer Kidzapalooza line up
1:30PM Paul Green’s School of Rock students rock more
2:00 PM Cupcakes, cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream served
2:30PM Perry and Julius announce prizewinners
3:00PM Paul Green’s School of Rock students rock once more