July 11 – 14, 2024
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.

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Windy City Smokeout lineup

The 2024 festival lineup features some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum

Other lineup highlights include Chase Rice, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, and more. Check out the full 2024 lineup.

Beer and 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.

Explore our Chicago beer and barbecue crawl

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. And don’t miss the fan-favorite bottomless BBQ brunch with mimosas, bloody marys, and endless pitmaster buffet.

Tickets for Windy City Smokeout 2024 are now on sale! Get your Windy City Smokeout tickets today.