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 each July. 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.

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 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 craft beer favorites. And don’t miss exclusive events throughout the weekend, like BBQ brunch, tasting experiences, “the biggest happy hour of summer”, and more.

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