Upcoming Wrigley Field Concerts


Via Ald. Tom Tunney

Wrigley Field is hosting two concerts at the ballpark this week. Billy Joel returns to Wrigley Thursday, August 27! The show begins at 8:00 pm. Foo Fighters will make their first appearance at the ballpark on Saturday, August 29 at 5:30 pm. Gates open two hours before the show begins. You can find information on street closures, parking restrictions and what to expect the day of the concerts below.

Billy Joel & Foo Fighters Concert Information

Thursday August 27th & Saturday August 29th Parking Restrictions

Clark – Both Sides- Newport to Addison
8/27 & 8/29 2pm-Midnight

Clark – East Side Only- Waveland to Irving Park
8/27 & 8/29 2pm-Midnight

Addison- Clark to Racine- Both Sides
8/27 & 8/29 – 2pm to Midnight

Addison- Wilton to Sheffield- Both Sides
8/27 & 8/29 2pm – Midnight

Addison – South Side Only- Clark to Sheffield
8/27 & 8/29

Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (both sides)
8/27 & 8/29 2pm – Midnight

Racine- Grace to Green Lot Entrance – East Side Only
8/24 – 9/1

Limo and Taxi Information

In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, the 44th Ward, the Chicago Police Department, OEMC and the Chicago Department of Transportation have established the following pickup/outbound regulations for Taxis, limousines, and car services for the concerts:

  • Limousines and car services must stage along Irving Park Road. All pickups must occur on Irving Park Road between Clark and Seminary (East of Clark).
  • Taxis are available and will be staged on Clark south of Addison along the southbound (western) curb.

Remote Parking Lot

Parking is available at the remote lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to the concerts. Lots open at three hours prior to each event.

Street Closures (Full Street Closures)

Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)
Starting after the game on August 24th – Street will re-open on Monday August 31st.

Waveland (Sheffield to Kenmore) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)
Starting after the game on August 24th – Street will re-open on Monday August 31st.

What to Expect as Concert Setup/Takedown Takes Place

August 24th – September 1st

  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will beginning lining up on Waveland at approximately 5pm (8/24) and proceed to Sheffield where they will be unloaded and move materials into the Ballpark.
  • Throughout the week, Wrigley Field will be transformed into a concert venue with the installation of staging, sound and lighting equipment. Seating areas will be added to field.
  • The Lights at Wrigley Field will be on throughout the week as the Concert Setup/Takedown takes place. Lights will be on overnight on August 24th into August 25th.Lights will be on to at least 11pm on August 25th, August 26th, August 28th and August 30th.On the show days of August 27th and August 29th, the lights will be on OVERNIGHT.
  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will begin lining up on Waveland Saturday night, August 29th, to unload materials from the ballpark.
  • Trucks will be traveling from the Green Lot at Grace and Racine to the ballpark during both setup and takedown. All work should be complete Monday August 31st.

Sound & Lighting Checks

Sound and Lighting Checks are anticipated on Wednesday August 26th and Friday, August 28th and will be completed by 10pm.  Sound checks should also be anticipated on the day of each concert.

Concert Day Highlights

Billy Joel Concert
Gates Open at 6pm and Show begins at 8pm

Foo Fighters Concert
Gates Open at 3:30 pm and Show begins at 5:30 pm.

  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect. Vehicles parked in violation of the Residential Permit Parking regulations are subject to ticket.
  • Priority Towing will take place in all special areas designated as No Parking (Clark, Addison, & Waveland).
  • Vehicles parking in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as Bus Stops No Parking/Tow Zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to Ticket & Tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline will be open One Hour before until Two Hours after the concerts (1-866-427-3869).
  • During Pre & Post Concerts, at the discretion of the Police and/or OEMC, Addison between Racine and Halsted may be closed to vehicular traffic as a Public Safety measure. Traffic will then be rerouted North/South on Racine/Halsted. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance.
  • “Hospitality Teams” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs will be throughout the neighborhood between 9pm and 1am. The team aims to provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-concert crowd observation and incident response. Look for the team in bright yellow jerseys!
  • Residents are encouraged to contact either the Night Game Hotline or 911 to report problems and issues