CTA is the #1 Ride to all the Exciting, Summer Music Festivals

July 14, 2022

Extra service to various events including Pitchfork Music Festival, Silver Room Sound System Block Party, Concerts at Northerly Island, Cubs Games and more

Enjoy all the fun and great music citywide by letting CTA get you to the abundance of summer festivities for the best price. Customers can save more on unlimited rides by purchasing either the CTA’s 1-Day ($5) – more economical and convenient than a gallon of gas - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Pitchfork Music Festival

Union Park – Fri. 7/15, Sat. 7/16 and Sun. 7/17 at 12:00 p.m.


  • Extra service on #12 Roosevelt and #94 California route.

Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival

Calumet Park – Fri. 7/15, Sat. 7/16 and Sun. 7/17 at 1 p.m.



  • Extra service on the #30 South Chicago route.

United Center

Extra service on the #20 Madison before each event, and extra service on the #19 United Center Express and the #50 Damen routes after each event:

  • John Mulaney show – Thur. 7/14, Fri. 7/15 and Sat. 7/16 at 8 p.m.

Navy Pier

Extra service on the #29 State and the #66 Chicago

  • Saturday Night Fireworks – Sat. 7/16 at 10 p.m.

Soldier Field

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. Chicago Fire FC – Sat. 7/16 at 7 p.m.

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Extra service on the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Norah Jones – Fri. 7/15 at 8 p.m.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer concert – Sat. 7/16 at 7 p.m.

  • David Gray – Mon. 7/18 at 8 p.m.

Wrigley Field

New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs – Thur. 7/14 at 7:05 p.m. and Fri. 7/15, Sat. 7/16 and Sun. 7/17 at 1:20 p.m.


  • Red Line: The Addison station is located just a half block east of Wrigley Field.

  • Purple Line: During weeknight games, southbound Purple Line Express trains will stop at Sheridan, where riders can either walk three blocks south on Sheridan/Sheffield to the ballpark or transfer to a southbound Red Line train and exit at the Addison station.

  • Yellow Line: Take the Yellow Line southbound and transfer at Howard to the Red Line; continue to Addison station. To accommodate fans returning home, the Yellow Line will run for an hour later from Howard – until midnight – for all night games at Wrigley Field.

  • #152 Addison:  The #152 route will provide additional service on Cubs game days, with more frequent service two hours before and one hour after all games.

  • #80 Irving Park: The #80 route will provide extra service before the games, timed to meet the inbound UP-NW Metra trains at Irving Park.

  • Adjacent bus routes: Several additional CTA bus routes serve the Wrigley Field area, including:

  • #8 Halsted

  • #22 Clark

  • #36 Broadway

  • #151 Sheridan

Service to the Lakefront: Weekends/Holidays

The following routes offer service to the lakefront daily from approximately 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.:

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Masks are no longer required on CTA: While the city continues to see low levels of transmission of COVID-19, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to fellow riders.

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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