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Published: 2013/03/22

Phish Update Chicago Mail Order Info

After a few days of speculation, Phish have officially updated the mail order information for their upcoming shows at Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island. The Vermont Quartet will make their debut at the venue this summer, performing at the outdoor place from July 19.

A note from Phish says:

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a reconfiguration of Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island that will allow for the creation of a General Admission lawn area by opening the venue into the park adjacent to the existing venue.

GA Lawn tickets will be $45.00 ($120.00 for a 3 Day Ticket) and will be available for sale through Ticketmaster when the shows go on sale Friday, March 29th at 10:00am Central.

The tickets available via Phish Tickets are only reserved and GA floor. The GA Lawn tickets are not included in the allotments sold through Phish Tickets.

The new reconfiguration will allow 30,000 fans to attend the show. Local Chicago website DNAInFo says, “The Chicago Plan Commission signed off on a plan to move the stage so it points southeast toward a “great lawn,” providing the city skyline as a backdrop. Officials contend that despite the huge expansion of the venue, it would not disturb the nature habitat at the south end of Northerly Island. The ‘self-sufficient’ rehabilitation, paid for entirely by concert proceeds, will expand the site of the temporary, seasonal venue — known by its corporate name as the Charter One Pavilion — from 4.78 to 6.9 acres of the 91-acre peninsula. Seating, too, will be expanded, from 8,000 to 8,600, and lawn seating, resembling the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, will be able to accommodate another 22,000.”

Jimmy Buffett is also slated to perform at the venue this summer. Phish’s Mail Order period is currently underway.


There are 9 comments associated with this post

Erik March 22, 2013, 17:38:39

getting to and fro for those shows will be awful….

Vinnie Bagodonitz March 22, 2013, 20:06:15

A lawn with no view of stage and 4 times as many people attending. Was excited to see Phish at small outdoor venue. Could literally walk up to stage front at most crowded events. With these changes, much rather they just played reliable old Alpine.

p dog March 23, 2013, 13:35:30

if you don’t like the venue choices, just stay home! and don’t complain on website comment areas. i’m 100% sure that your buddies Trey and Fish dont give a crap if your there or sitting at home pouting over the venue choices for 2013.

p dog March 23, 2013, 13:36:52

if you don’t like the venue choices, just stay home! and don’t complain on website comment areas. i’m 100% sure that your buddies Trey and Fish dont give a crap if your there or sitting at home pouting over the venue choices for 2013.

walker March 24, 2013, 00:00:39

They’ll get a 80,000 mail orders for 30,000 tickets and Soldier Field is right next door. Phish could sell that out. I don’t get it. I get they don’t want to do 200 shows a year as Phish. I just don’t get why they make it so damn hard to get to a show.

phan March 24, 2013, 12:44:54

i think soldier field would be a stretch, especially since alpine, deer creek, and blossom were a little better than half sold last summer. walker, besides the few select intimate venues, it’s pretty easy to get tickets these days.

Jeremy April 15, 2013, 19:42:11

This looks like a great venue I’m a little nervous about the GA lawn, only ticket left, But it has some real potential of being a great time with more being able to come and enjoy being there, even if you are further away. Just wondering if they are basically selling you tickets that are outside the venue. Wondering if anyone knows the place well enough to give an informed opinion. It will be a great time either way. Wish they would allow camping!!!

Rich April 25, 2013, 10:58:02

For those of you who have not frequented the area, all they have done is an attempt to get money from an event where you used to obtain for free. The best seat in the house was outside.No cost and byo.Knew it would come to an end. They speak of it being Ravinia like.I doubt it. One of Ravinia’s main attractions is the byo. I don’t mind spending the money to see the entertainment but I’m tired of getting gouged for a beer and a hot dog.Megs field was ripped up under the premise that it would be given to the people,now just like most things it’s another broken promise as it is being given back to the people who can only afford to shell out the $‘s for a good night out.As for camping or tailgating the island is on park district property and no drinking is allowed.I don’t know if they increased the parking near the stage but it was very small and filled up fast[not sure of the legality of drinking there.Looks like they intend on using solder field parking and i imagine that is where most of the pre partying will go on.It is about a mile away.

PhishWisher October 4, 2013, 05:57:04

I want to attend the Halloween concert in AC, better inside or better partying outside?

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