No name is more synonymous with island-themed restaurant chains and tropical menswear than Jimmy Buffett, a former country artist best known for his beach bum anthem, “Margaritaville.” For the second summer in a row Buffett and the Coral Reefer band will pack Parrotheads into the Friendly Confines for an evening of songs about drinking (and eating cheeseburgers) by the beach. ’70s soft-rock icon Boz Scaggs opens the show.
Wrigley Field will always be the home of the Chicago Cubs, but when the North Side team is on the road, it also makes a pretty great music venue. The 2018 slate of summer shows is stacked with acts that can fill a stadium, including the Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy and Journey. These are the kinds of bands that could conceivably headline a summer music festival, but if you want to see them in Chicago, you’ll need to take a trip to the Friendly Confines. Keep tabs on these ballpark gigs with our guide to Wrigley Field’s summer concert lineup.