Billy Joel & Foo Fighters Concert at Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is hosting two concerts at the ballpark. 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 in my newsletter.

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. – See more at:

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