Aug. 4 – 7, 2022
United Center parking lot

Country music, barbecue, and craft beer — it’s hard to think of a better way to spend a summer weekend in Chicago. Windy City Smokeout combines all those things into one legendary Chicago weekend. The outdoor fest takes place in the shadow of the iconic United Center, with an impressive musical lineup featuring country superstars and up-and-coming talent.

2022 lineup

The 2022 festival lineup includes some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Willie Nelson, and more. Stay tuned for the full line-up.

Beer & barbecue

Along with today’s hottest country acts, the lineup also includes some of the world’s best pitmasters. Barbecue pros from all over the country will be serving up ribs, brisket, smoked meats and more, highlighting styles from Kentucky, Nashville, Missouri, and Chicago. Local barbecue vendors include Bub City, Lillie’s Q, and Pearl’s Southern Comfort.

Pair your choice of meat and sides with a cold glass of beer from top American breweries, including Chicago’s own Goose Island. And before you go, get to know some of the brewers and pitmasters coming to Windy City Smokeout from Chicago and all over the country.

Health & safety measures

The festival is working in coordination with the city and local/CDC guidance to ensure the health and safety of all guests. The comprehensive safety plan includes:

  • Masks: A face covering will be required upon entry
  • Vaccine/COVID test requirements: Non-vaccinated individuals will be required to provide a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entry to the event. Ticketholders, vendors, artists, and employees must complete a daily symptom survey.

This policy is subject to change as national and local public health and safety protocols evolve. Check out for details and ticket information.