Bon Jovi performs at Soldier Field Friday night

July 12, 2013 4:49:07 PM PDT
A big concert at Soldier Field Friday night: Bon Jovi launches its summer tour here in Chicago.

The parking lots at Soldier Field opened at 3:30 Friday afternoon. Gates opened at 5:30.

If you are coming to the concert or doing anything downtown, allow for extra time to get through the traffic. The concert starts at 7:30.

On Monday, Jon Bon Jovi went home to present Governor Chris Christie a $1 million check from his band to help New Jersey recover from Superstorm Sandy.