Nelarusky 2014, Official Lollapalooza After Show Benefitting Special Olympics Illinois, Sets Performances By Twin Shadow, Sylvan
July 28, 2014 at 5:03 AM (PT)
NELARUSKY 2014 will feature performances by Dominican born, LOS ANGELES based new wave/chill wave/synth pop artist TWIN SHADOW, electronic musicians SYLVAN ESSO (set to perform at the AV CLUB/HIDEOUT BLOCK PARTY on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th and CHICAGO Based indie rock band, SANTAH.
NELARUSKY is an annual benefit for SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS, now eight years running, that doubles as an Official LOLLAPALOOZA After Show. NELARUSKY has local CHICAGO bands perform on stage alongside national LOLLAPALOOZA artists. Tickets are on sale now.
LAUREN MCCLUSKY has been in charge of NELARUSKY for 8 consecutive years. MCCLUSKY kicked off her first benefit for SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS (under the title MCFEST) at the age of 17. The first two NELARUSKY events featured bands from local CHICAGO high schools, and has since grown to encompass nationally known bands in partnership with LOLLAPALOOZA. Last year NELARUSKY raised $50,000 for SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS. In total, NELARUSKY has raised approximately $177,000 for SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS.