July 13 – 16, 2023
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.

Windy City Smokeout 2023 lineup

The 2023 festival headliners included some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

  • Zach Bryan
  • Darius Rucker
  • Luke Bryan
  • Zac Brown Band

Other lineup highlights include Chris Lane, Dylan Scott, Eli Young Band, Jo Dee Messina, Larry Fleet, Tanner Adell, and more. Explore the full four-day music 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 2023 are now on sale! Get your 4-day and single-day passes today.