Venue Details

51 Star Starred
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Formerly Charter One Pavilion 1300 S. Linn White Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
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Parking is free at the Soldier Field parking lot, you have to walk for about 15 minutes or take a shuttle but it was really quick getting out
Styx and Foreigner: The Soundtrack of Summer Tour, With Don Felder travel Jun 09 2014 star this tip starred
Beverly Ann
The weather was 80 warm, light breeze. I wore capris and a sleveless blouse. could have worn jeans. lake front get cool at night. .
Sammy Hagar: Four Decades of Rock dress Aug 26 2013 star this tip starred

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11 events
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1 stars
attended Jul 09 2012

Great outdoor venue, easy to park at Soldier Field.

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attended Jul 09 2012

The Venue is awesome. Outside, small, on the water. Too many bugs but it was good. As for the show, BNL is my favorite and they were just ok. Blues Traveler was a little less than ok as John Popper had a cold. Less than ok at a great venue for a...continued

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Check out the official" Barenaked Ladies website":, or find out more about Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Cracker.


“I love playing outside in the summertime,” says Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson. “To travel and hang around with a bunch of bands, and get a chance to do some collaboration is part of the magic of a summer tour.” The  tour’s ominous title is a nod to what could be a potentially dreadful economy for live music, and superstitions about the end of the world. “I’m a man of science, and therefore put zero stock in all of the disastrous predictions about the year 2012,” says Robertson. “But just in case, I think everybody should come out and see one last great summer concert tour!  It can’t hurt, right? Here’s hoping the Mayans just got tired of chiseling!”