Jimmy Buffett & James Taylor Concerts at Wrigley Field

Posted: 7/7/2017

Jimmy Buffett- Saturday, July 15th

  • Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.
  • Show begins at 7:00 p.m. and will end no later than 11:00 p.m.

James Taylor- Monday, July 17th

  • Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.
  • Show begins at 7:00 p.m. and will end no later than 11:00 p.m.

Full Street Closures - Tuesday July 11th to Tuesday July 18th

  • Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) 
  • Waveland (Sheffield to Kenmore) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)

Parking Restrictions -July 11th - July 18th (No Parking At All Times)

  • Racine (Grace to Camry Lot (Green Lot) Entrance) - East Side Only
  • Sheffield (3700-3715) - Both Sides
    Trucks will be entering and exiting the parking lot on the west side of Sheffield 
  • Irving Park (Clark to Seminary) Both Sides - Limo, taxi and ride share services will pickup and drop off at this location.

Parking Restrictions for Concerts Days:
Saturday, July 15th and Monday, July 17th 2:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
 

  • Clark (Irving Park to Waveland) - East Side Only
  • Clark (Addison to Newport) - Both Sides
  • Addison (Racine to Clark) - Both Sides
  • Addison (Wilton to Sheffield) - Both Sides


What to Expect as Concert Setup/Takedown Takes Place

  • Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will be begin moving materials into the ballpark beginning Tuesday July 11th 
  • 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 late night and OVERNIGHT July 11th through July 18th

Sound & Lighting Checks

Sound and Lighting Checks are anticipated prior to each concert as well as on the day of each concert. Sound checks should conclude by 10pm.
Concert Day Highlights

 

Jimmy Buffett Concert Saturday July 15th 
Gates Open at 5pm; show begins at 7pm and will end no later than 11pm

James Taylor Concert- Monday July 17th 
Gates Open at 5pm; show begins at 7:00pm and will end no later than 11pm

 

  • 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 
  • 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 and Clark between Newport and Grace may be closed to vehicular traffic as a Public Safety measure. While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance. 
  • "Hospitality Teams" an independent third party funded by the Chicago Cubs will be throughout the neighborhood three hours following each concert to monitor crowds and to provide a visible presence in the community. 
  • Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline (1-866-427-3869) to report quality of life issues. Please call 911 in case of emergency. 
  • The Remote Parking Lot located at 3900 N. Rockwell St. will be open during all concerts with free roundtrip shuttle services to and from the parking lot. 
  • Free bicycle check service is available near the main entrance for the CTA Red Line Addison stop. 
  • Charter Buses, Limos and Ride-Sharing Vehicles drop-off and pick-up location will be located on Irving Park Road, east of Clark Street. 
  • Taxis will be staged on southbound on Clark Street, between Addison and Roscoe. 
  • TAILGAITING AND ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON THE PUBLIC WAY ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. 
  • LOITERING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON ANY STREETS SURROUNDING WRIGLEY FIELD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; CLARK, ADDISON, WAVELAND AND SHEFFIELD. 
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