Back in September 2005, Jimmy Buffett played the very first concert in Wrigley Field history.
Last month, this brief article noted that Buffett had promised to return to play Wrigley again when the Cubs won the World Series.
Tuesday, it was made official: Buffett, along with special guest Huey Lewis and the News, will play at Wrigley Field Saturday, July 15.
There isn’t much at that cubs.com link yet, just a note that tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 10. As is customary, I would assume there will be presales for Cubs season-ticket holders and Wrigleyville neighbors before the general on-sale.
That makes eight concerts for Wrigley Field this summer, breaking last year’s record of seven. Here’s the complete list:
June 29: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
June 30: Dead & Company
July 1: Dead & Company
July 15: Jimmy Buffett/Huey Lewis
July 17: James Taylor
August 11: Billy Joel
August 24: Green Day
August 26: Zac Brown Band
The Cubs will be in Baltimore on July 15, and as you see above, there will be one further concert (James Taylor) during that road trip, July 17 when the Cubs are in Atlanta. They’ll have four days to get the field back in playing shape before the next home game. As always, I hope they allow enough time to do that.