Chicago residents offered free Lollapalooza 2021 tickets if vaccinated

Free tickets to a special concert at the House of Blues were also given away
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago officials are using the city's largest musical festival to encourage coronavirus vaccinations.

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The state of Illinois and Chicago have entered Phase 5 and are fully reopen, with nearly all COVID restrictions lifted.

The city handed out 1,200 single-day tickets to Lollapalooza during a vaccination clinic Saturday. They are also gave away another 500 four-day passes Sunday -- but you have to be vaccinated and register online.

Some Chicagoans also got a free ticket to a special concert at the House of Blues.

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The promotion is part of the Protect Chicago Music Series, which offers opportunities for fully vaccinated residents to get free tickets to music events.

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The four day music event gives fans a chance to see dozens of popular bands and artists.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Allison Arwady released this video with Perry Farrell and Dave Grohl to help promote the return of Lollapalooza.

Lollapalooza is scheduled to take place July 29 to Aug. 1.

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