Chicago gets ready for Lollapalooza

The annual


music festival has taken over most of

Grant Park

, much of which —- including the historic

Buckingham Fountain

-- will be largely closed to the public until next week.

Columbus Drive between Monroe Drive and Roosevelt Road, Balbo and Jackson drives between Lake Shore and Columbus drives, and Congress Parkway between


Avenue and Columbus are closed until noon on Monday because of the music festival.

Also, Buckingham Fountain, usually open to public viewing from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer months, will be open only from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to the

Chicago Park District


Anyone who is not a ticket holder to Lollapalooza can get to the fountain through a tent marked "Buckingham Fountain Access" on East Congress Plaza Drive, just south of East Congress Parkway.  Tours of the fountain will take place each morning before the festival’s start.

Other public areas, including a dog park, skate park and tennis courts at 9th Street and Columbus Drive, also are closed to the public during the festival.