Downtown St. Louis’s Busch Stadium plans to host 81 professional baseball games a year, and a few more games in October are welcomed additions to the schedule. With the Cardinals traveling across the country throughout the summer months to play as many road games, the team’s establishment can go days (or even more than a week) without hosting a ballgame.
To keep the area lively, Busch Stadium hosts a variety of concerts while the Cardinals are on the road. The 2018 concert schedule features an array of genres.
Busch Stadium’s first country concert will be held on Saturday, July 21. As part of his Trip Around the Sun tour, six-time Grammy nominee Kenny Chesney will bring his beachy vibes to the Gateway City. Chesney will be joined by growing country artist Thomas Rhett, as well as Old Dominion and Brandon Lay.
Tickets for the event are in high demand, and the prices reflect. All-inclusive tickets - the Legends Club, for example - are over $200 each, and general admission tickets to the ‘Sandbar’ are $260 a piece. VIP packages start at $199, with the top package going for $449.
Confirmed on the club’s Twitter account Friday morning, Journey and Def Leppard are coming to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 24.
Rockstars of the 1980s and ‘90s, Journey and Def Leppard will visit nine baseball stadiums in 2018, in addition to Busch: Rogers Centre (Blue Jays), Sun Trust Park (Braves), Comerica Park (Tigers), Wrigley Field (Cubs), Coors Field (Rockies), Target Field (Twins), Fenway Park (Red Sox), AT&T Park (Giants), and Petco Park (Padres).
Ticket information has not been released by the Cardinals, but the official Journey webpage states a sale date as Saturday, February 3. With great demand anticipated, visit Cardinals.com/Journey for updates on how to purchase tickets and concert details.
The final concert the Cardinals currently plan to host is on Thursday, September 6. Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will pop Busch Stadium as part of his 2018 North American Stadium Tour. The 26-year-old will kick off his tour in late August; the tour will also features stops at Rogers Centre and Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros.
Prices to attend this show currently range from $70 to $120, with the more expensive seats in the lower field boxes.
To purchase tickets, visit Cardinals.com/Sheeran.