The 2017 summer ballpark concert slate is already taking shape, as James Taylor has announced stops at four Major League Baseball venues.
Concerts are popular non-gameday events at ballparks in all levels of baseball, and MLB is no exception. With his four-ballpark tour in 2017, Taylor and his All-Star Band will join the likes of Billy Joel, Elton John, and others to have performed at MLB facilities in recent years.
Joined by a worthy special guest in Bonnie Raitt, Taylor will kick off his tour with a stop at the Washington Nationals’ Nationals Park at July 14. After his show at Nationals Park, Taylor will make an appearance at the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field on July 17. That will be followed on July 29 by a performance at the San Francisco Giants’s AT&T Park.
Fittingly, Taylor will conclude his tour at Fenway Park. The Massachusetts native and Boston Red Sox fan, who has appeared at Fenway several times in the past and previously wrote a song about the Red Sox entitled “Angels of Fenway”, will play at the ballpark on August 11.
Tickets for all four shows will go on sale in December. Public sales for the shows at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field will begin on December 2, followed by AT&T Park and Nationals Park on December 9.