Update: The 2020 Windy City Smokeout has been canceled to prevent further spread of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing everyone July 9 – 11, 2021.
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 legendary United Center.
Check out 2020’s musical lineup of country superstars and up-and-coming talent:
Cody Canada & The Departed
Randy Rogers Band
Along with today’s hottest country acts, the lineup also includes some of the world’s best pitmasters. Twenty 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 options include Bub City, Lillie’s Q, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, and Smoque BBQ.
Pair your choice of meat and sides with a cold glass of beer from top American breweries, including Chicago’s own Moody Tongue, Local Option, Goose Island, and Burnt City. And don’t miss exclusive events throughout the weekend, like BBQ brunch, tasting experiences, “the biggest happy hour of summer”, and more.
Check out windycitysmokeout.com for 3-day, single day, VIP, and special event tickets.