When the Cubs aren't rocking the Friendly Confines this summer, there are plenty of concerts that will be. Several performers are scheduled to play at Wrigley Field this year, including some who have graced the North Side before, and others for the very first time.
The Friendly Confines will kick off the summer concert season when Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bring their 40th anniversary tour to Chicago on June 29. Along with special guest Chris Stapleton, the tour also includes another stop in Champaign, Illinois, on May 10.
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It's been 12 years since parrotheads gathered at Wrigley Field, but this summer they’ll do just that. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be performing along with Huey Lewis and the News on July 15 for the first time since 2005.
Chicago Deadheads will have two chances to see Dead & Company this summer. The band, made up of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead plus the likes of John Mayer, will play at Wrigley Field on June 30 and July 1.
James Taylor and his All-Star Band will take the stage at the Friendly Confines on July 17, along with fellow Grammy Award-winning artist Bonnie Raitt, during one of four concerts the duo will be performing on their summer tour of baseball parks around the country. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was one of a variety of musical acts to hit the ballpark in 2016, performing with Jackson Browne in June.
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Billy Joel is returning to Chicago on Aug. 11, following three years of sold-out shows at Wrigley Field. In doing so, he'll become the first artist in history to play at the ballpark for four consecutive years. Before the show, the Cubs plan to honor the 'Piano Man' with a Billy Joel Day that will feature his music throughout the game.
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Florida Georgia Line has announced a summer stadium tour and they're bringing the Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane with them to Wrigley Field on Aug. 12.
For the first time ever, Green Day is set to perform at Wrigley Field this summer. As part of the band's 'Revolution Radio' tour, Billie Joe Armstrong and company will hit Chicago on Aug. 24 with special guest Catfish and the Bottlemen.
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Just hours after taking the stage for this year's Super Bowl halftime show, Lady Gaga announced plans for the 'Joanne' world tour that includes a concert at Wrigley Field on Aug. 25.
Zac Brown Band will end Wrigley's summer concert season with a performance on Aug. 26. The concert will mark the group's third consecutive year performing at the ballpark, as part of their 'Welcome Home' tour.