Cubs pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett, who played the first-ever concert hosted at Wrigley Field


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Jimmy Buffett played the first-ever concert at Wrigley Field in 2005. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images)

Jimmy Buffett played the first-ever performance at Wrigley Field in2005 (Photo by David Wolff – Patrick/Getty Images)

Legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett passed away Friday. He was 76

Buffett, who was most understood for pop music like “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” likewise played an essential function in baseball history. In 2005, Buffett ended up being the first-ever artist to hold a performance at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs acknowledged that reality, and sent out acknowledgements to Buffett’s household, in a post Saturday.

It wasn’t the last time Buffett played Wrigley Field. He went back to the place in both 2017 and 2018.

Those looks were significant to Buffett thanks to his relationship with Chicago artist Steve Goodman, according to the Chicago Tribune. Goodman was an accomplished folk and nation vocalist, however likewise made an effect in the sports world, composing and carrying out the tune “Go Cubs Go,” which plays after every Cubs win. He passed away of leukemia in 1984.

Buffett informed the Tribune in 2017 that his very first show at Wrigley Field was psychological due to his relationship with Goodman.

Buffett’s concept captured on to name a few musical acts. Considering that Buffett’s very first Wrigley Field show in 2005, a variety of popular artists have actually dipped into the park, consisting of Pearl Jam, Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.

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