July 6, 2017

Jimmy Buffett at Wrigley Field Info

For anyone going to see Jimmy Buffett at Wrigley Field, here is some info from the Chicago PHC:

In case you need a little more info for the weekend....welcome to Chicago!  Hope this helps!

Wrigley Field Weekend Show!

July 14, 15, 16


Where to stay?

Whether driving or flying in, there are a lot more and cheaper hotels near the airports and suburbs.  AND…they both provide ground transportation to the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train system (more on that later).

That being said, while Midway is perfectly fine, Rosemont near O’Hare has a ton of great hotels, a casino, and an MP Park entertainment district (kid friendly) with 2 venues that will be featuring your favorite Trop Rock performers Friday and Sunday!  Bub City Barbecue and Joe’s Live with Buffett weekend specials and live music!  Confirmed so far:  Friday night at Joe’s Live…The Allen Wronko Band! Frank Paul from Gone to Paradise for an acoustic brunch at Bub City on Sunday!

If you stay downtown, keep in mind, it is more expensive AND transportation will be a challenge, but you are closer to the venue and great downtown attractions. 

Getting Around

Cabs and Uber/Lyft will have a hard time getting close to Wrigley Field, and due to increased demand…Uber and Lyft will be expensive also.  So expect delays but not impossible!

There are buses heading down, and like driving yourself, all parking is offsite.  Meaning…..once you park, there will be shuttles or you walk to Wrigley.  By offsite, we are talking at least 3-4 city blocks plus.  After the concert, you have to walk back or wait for those shuttles to get back.  With buses…if not the city buses but tour / concert buses…usually they depart within an hour after the show.  So no hanging around!

NOTE:  for the far suburbs….there are concert busses running from Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and Yorktown Mall in Oak Brook.  This may be a great option, but again….they depart to return soon after the show!!!

The CTA blue/Orange/red line is your best bet.

The Blue line runs from O’Hare and Rosemont to the Loop.  If you get off at Washington and transfer (free transfers to the Red Line) to the Red Line going to Howard…..it drops off right next to Wrigley Field (or jump off on Belmont and walk North on Sheffield to Wrigley….some great restaurants and bars to hit up!).   If you feel adventurous, another option is Blue line to Addison and then catch the bus to Wrigley (Probably less people that way).  This train runs 24 hours!

(as deducted from transit value in a Ventra transit account)




'L' train fare




Bus fare




Transfer (up to 2 additional rides within 2 hrs)




If you are near Midway….take the Orange line to Washington and transfer to the Red Line toward Howard.  Again….drops you off right next to Wrigley!  Remember:  trains stop running back at 1:25am on the Orange line!

Pre-Concert Party!

For Parrotheads and right across the street at Clark and Waveland!



Jimmy Buffett is playing Wrigley Field, Home of the World Champion Chicago Cubs, Saturday July 15th 2017.  Again!!!!


 To celebrate, the Chicago Parrothead Club, is hosting a Wrigley Phlocking for everyone around the country.

Are you on the list?

Where:  Yak-Zies (3710 N. Clark Street – (1/2 block north of Wrigley Field)


First, Contact: crew@..., to Register and get your name on the list.

Then, check-in at Yak-Zies (opening at 10 am) before the concert, for their pre-concert Wrigley Phlocking party.   

What you’ll get: When you check-in at Yak-Zies you will receive:

·         Special lanyard with commemorative “Buffett At Wrigley 2017” limited edition laminate, celebrating the concert

·         Raffle for a “one of a kind”  3’ Bobble Head created especially for this event (details/photo to come)

·         Special Parrotheads only discount on food/drink  (details to come)

·         A Whole LOT of Phun!!!


 Yak-Zies is pretty big, but not the size of Wrigley Field!  Capacity of This event IS LIMITED, and expected to fill quickly.   We can’t guarantee admittance to this event past lawful capacity.  If you are registered, you can still receive a lanyard, but may not be admitted or served until legal capacity allows.  Deadline to “get on the list”, is Friday June 30th, 2017.

You must be a current member of a ParrotHead Club to participate 


Don’t forget, before and after….live music is being worked on at Bob City and Joe’s Live in Rosemont!

Around town

Being in Chicago, you may want to check out the Margaritaville Café.  This is located on Navy Pier which will be in full swing!  The pier is BIG!  Bring your walking shoes…lots to see and do, but also…..things to know.  Parking is about $20 at the Pier.  And the MV Café is small!  It is not designed to sit and hang around. 

There is a on and off trolley that goes around the city, it stops at Navy Pier too!

Consider any of the world class museums, but it may be too nice to be inside!

Millenium Park has the Bean, interactive sculptures and an AMAZING new park for kids and adults, Maggie Daley Park!  You may want to also see Buckingham Fountain in the Summer!


Fair Winds and Following Seas

Billy Brehm, President
Chicago Parrothead Club

Live Every Week Like Shark Week!

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