Article previews Toyota Park shows

July 23rd, 2008

Jimmy Buffett’s Year Of Still Here Tour rolls into southern Chicago this week for two shows at Toyota Park (Thursday and Saturday). The Southtown Star has an article on the upcoming shows:

The soccer stadium and concert venue will open its parking lot at 9 a.m. Thursday and Saturday so fans can tailgate before the 8 p.m. concerts.

Tickets still are available for Thursday’s concert, but Saturday’s concert is sold out, said Dan Garnett, the stadium’s general manager.

About 150 fans with mobile homes and recreational vehicles – 50 on Thursday and 100 on Saturday – will have the flexibility to spend the night in the parking lot if they want, Garnett said.


For the first time, tailgaters will be able to buy ice before the concerts and concessions at stands set up in the parking lot, Garnett said.

“We are trying to make people be self-sufficient, but we want to have necessities like ice,” Garnett said.


For safety reasons, no charcoal grills are allowed, he said. Only propane grills will be allowed.

“If people are drinking, the last thing we want is for them to bump into a grill full of hot coals,” he said.

Read the entire article here.

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Updated Parking Info for Toyota Park shows

May 28th, 2008

Toyota Park has sent updated RV and charter bus parking information to ticket holders for the July 24th & 26th shows in Bridgeview, Illinois.

Those driving RV’s to the shows must be pre-ordered and pre-paid! The deadline to order your spot is June 15th.

Click Here for all of the parking information

Hat tip to Scott for passing this along.

Tagged in Parrotheads, Touring

Win A Pair Of Tickets To Chicago Show!

May 20th, 2008

You can win a pair of tickets to one of the Jimmy Buffett shows in Chicago by competing in the 2008 Chicago Pub Challenge!

Teams of two enter the pub-crawl race. Teams will follow the route where at each spot a puzzle will need to be completed before moving on to the next bar. $25 per person (or $50 per
team) gets you a T-shirt and entry in to the Chicago Pub Challenge. The Chicago Pub Challenge includes beer at each of the 8 bars and a 2hr Landshark Lager hosted bar afterparty.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to The Make A Wish Foundation. This is the world’s most well-known charities which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength & joy.

Prizes include: 2 Jimmy Buffet concert tickets & a surf board autographed by Jimmy Buffett for the winning team, and 2 concert tickets for the best dressed team!

Request a registration form by emailing:

The race will start at Cubby Bear at 4:00pm on June 7th. Must be 21+ to play.

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