Lali-Palooza's "Battle of the Bands" Concert and Fundraiser
Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Lali-Palooza is BACK with our "Battle of the Bands" concert and fundraiser! This event was developed to bring the Chicagoland community together to acknowledge the opioid prescription pain pill/heroin addiction and overdose epidemic that has taken thousands of lives and is personally impacting thousands of families. Together we can turn the tide of this epidemic! Through creating awareness and offering solutions we are steps closer. Join us as we celebrate the power of community through honoring this important cause! Here's what YOU need to know:
Time: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Stay for a few hours or stay all day! Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, etc. while you enjoy the entertainment, food/beverages and spirit of the cause!
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, IL
The Lake County Fairgrounds are located on the corner of Peterson and Midlothian Roads in Grayslake, Illinois. GPS systems sometimes have difficulty finding the exact location.
If using a GPS system, enter the following address: 19822 West Peterson Road Libertyville, IL (this is the old address of the farm, and will bring you to the fairgrounds)
Google Maps & Mailing Address: 1060 East Peterson Road Grayslake, IL 60030
Enjoy a taste of Lake County with an array of your favorite Chicagoland restaurants conveniently located at the event site! List to come!
Take a walk on "The Other Side"! Cool off with an ice cold beverage and meet the crew from northern Illinois' FIRST sober bar and nightclub, recovery services and treatment program.
Lake County Fairgrounds has plenty of parking close to the concert site!
Can be purchased here!
*Students and military attendees: don't forget to bring your ID for proof of status.
*Everyone else: bring your ticket with you for check-in on the day of the event!
Vote for your favorite band at one of our voting booths or using your mobile device on the day of the event! Votes will be auto-tallied using our online system. A winner will be announced and prizes awarded at that time. Each attendee will have the option to vote for 3 bands! Use your votes wisely!
To learn about how you can compete in front of a huge crowd for BIG PRIZES go to www.lali-palooza.org/bands.html. Prizes are up for grabs before the event as well! Only 10 bands will be competing - so sign up soon!
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS & OPERATORS: Want to become a SPONSOR or donate a raffle/silent auction item?
Support this event and gain exposure to hundreds! We have FANTASTIC advertising opportunities for you. For questions and more immediate attention reach out to Bill Urbanus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All About the Cause:
To learn more about the opioid/heroin epidemic's impact, meet Alex N. Laliberte in the video below. Alex is one of millions of people from various walks of life who have struggled with opioid/heroin addiction. And, like Alex, many of them lose their lives each and every day as the ultimate consequence. In fact, in the US 100 people die each day of a drug overdose. In Illinois, more people die from drug overdoses than car accidents. No one person is immune! Here's Alex's story:
When & Where
Live4Lali & The Office of Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim
Live4Lali was founded in memory of Alex N. Laliberte who tragically lost his life to an opiate/heroin overdose at 20 years old. We are a 501c3 publicly supported organization with a focus of creating awareness regarding drugs, drug use/misuse, substance use disorder (commonly known as "addiction") and overdose prevention. We are also committed to the following initiatives:
- Working with local youth nonprofit groups to fund activity scholarship programs for underprivileged youths.
- Partnering with individual communities throughout Lake County to create and deliver educational opportunities regarding opiates and overdose prevention.
- Speaking at local, state and national events on prevention, awareness and as impacted individuals.
- Funding of applied research at Roosevelt University's Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy (ICDP), collected for drug policy recommendations, community-based education and prevention initiatives.
- Community-wide implementation of comprehensive opioid awareness and overdose prevention strategies, as developed by our partners at the ICDP.
- Collaborating with other nonprofit groups in the area to continue the mission at hand: Chicagoland’s awareness of drugs, drug misuse, harm reduction and overdose prevention.