For a venue that turns 100 years old next year, it’s been less than a decade since the first musician graced Wrigley Field’s center field stage for an event that wasn’t baseball, football, hockey or soccer. Prior to 2005, Wrigley had simply been used as a sports venue, but on Sept. 4-5 of that year, Jimmy Buffett and a packed house of ‘Parrotheads’ made history by putting on the first-ever concert at the historic Chicago landmark.
Recognizing the incredible potential (and demand), for more Wrigley Field concerts, organizers have continued to delight the masses each year with what has now become a regular occurrence in Wrigleyville. With the exception of 2006 and 2008, the stadium has hosted at least one concert event every summer, and this year, two more major acts will join the elite club.
In October 2012, country music superstar Jason Aldean flew to the Windy City to announce in person at Wrigley that he would be making the venue a stop on his 2013 Night Train Tour. Aldean, who later tweeted his excitement, will take the stage July 20 along with Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett.
Just a few months later, legendary rockers, Pearl Jam, made good on the promise of an announcement by confirming that they too will be headed to Wrigley, and will warm up the stage for Aldean, as their concert will be held one night earlier on July 19. Dubbed “An Evening With Pearl Jam,” with no opening act, the band tweeted the good news complete with a picture of the pertinent details on the Wrigley Field scoreboard.
Jason Aldean tickets are on sale now in the Vivid Seats marketplace, while Pearl Jam tickets will go on sale on Feb. 9. Eddie Vedder and company also announced a show set for July 16 at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. In addition to the much-anticipated concert events, fans also can purchase 2013 Chicago Cubs tickets available now for another exciting year of baseball at historic Wrigley Field. The Cubs 2013 home opener is scheduled for April 8 against the division rival, Milwaukee Brewers.
Concerts at Wrigley Field Chicago
Jimmy Buffett – Sept. 4-5, 2005
The Police – July 5-6, 2007
Elton John & Billy Joel – July 16 and 21, 2009
Rascal Flatts – July 18, 2009
Dave Matthews Band – Sept. 17-18, 2010
Paul McCartney – July 31-Aug. 1, 2011
Roger Waters – June 8, 2012
Brad Paisley – June 9, 2012
Bruce Springsteen – Sept. 7-8, 2012
Pearl Jam – July 19, 2013
Jason Aldean - July 20, 2013