The PIQNIQ Experience

April 24th, 2017

Summer is quickly approaching and so is one of the best concerts around, PIQNIQ! PIQNIQ is a concert that takes place at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park and is run by 101WKQK and one of the sponsors is Saint Xavier. I personally have gone two times and it is always a good time. The day-long event features various, popular alternative bands performing all in one place. This year, The 1975, Bleachers, Jimmy Eat World, Stabbing Westward, Highly Suspect, Sum 41, Joywave, K.Flay, Warpaint, and Lucky Boys Confusion will be performing at the venue on May 20. If you have never been to PIQNIQ before, here is what you can expect from the event.


#1 The Music – This concert supplies some great music. Each band gives concert-goers their all and everyone leaves satisfied. Whether you know all of the bands or none of them at all, you will not be disappointed. There have been times when there were a few bands that I was unaware of but once I heard them perform, I thought their music was good. That is another great aspect about this concert, you get introduced to bands/hear music that you probably would not have before.


#2 The Freebies – Let’s be honest, who does not love free stuff? One of popular freebies at PIQNIQ are the bandanas. Each year, they are a different color and they simply have PIQNIQ, the year, and the 101WKQX logo on them. You always have to go and grab one of these as soon as you get there because they go fast! Another thing to look out for is the 101WKQX logo stickers. Sometimes these are at a table or some of the workers are walking around passing them out. These are great to stick on your laptop or wherever else you so choose to put them.


#3 The Experience – Overall, this is just an all-around great experience. Where else can you find all of your favorite bands in one place for a reasonable price? The atmosphere is electric when you are surrounded by thousands of people taking in the music. Being able to watch bands perform and spend time with your friends or even family makes this experience a million times better. You even get to leave your mark by signing the 101WKQX van. This is definitely a highlight of the summer.  


These are just three of the many things that you can expect from PIQNIQ. It is definitely a concert that you should attend if you are into this type of music and looking for a memorable concert experience. For more information about PIQNIQ, click here. Are you going to attend PIQNIQ?


Watch the music video for “The Sound” by The 1975, one of the bands performing at the concert (which also happens to be one of my favorite bands) below.

*All photos curtosey of 101WKQX*

Elizabeth Granato

Senior Features Editor

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