Windy City Smokeout: Chicago’s BBQ and Country Music Festival

Windy City Smokeout—the foremost BBQ and country music festival in the Midwest—is excited to announce its 2016 award-­‐winning country music lineup. Returning to Chicago Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 for its fourth year, more than 40,000 guests are expected to descend upon Grand Avenue near the Chicago River for a weekend-­‐long event where attendees can taste offerings from some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the nation while listening to many of country music’s biggest names.


Hosted by Chicago’s BBQ destination, Bub City, and ACM award-­‐winning Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout promises to bring an impressive lineup of country music stars and up-­‐and-­‐coming talent, including:

  • Old Dominion
  • Chase Rice
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Billy Currington
  • Corey Smith
  • Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy
  • Phil Vassar
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Whiskey Myers
  • Walker County
  • Whiskey Jam

All festival passes can be purchased at


The hours for Windy City Smokeout are 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 15; noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 16; and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. For more information and to purchase   passes, please visit, and be sure to follow all the action on Twitter and Instagram at @WCSmokeout.

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