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6 reasons people love Chicago’s BBQ, country music, and beer festival

Well, strum our guitars and rub our pork butts! The “low and slow” wait for 2024’s Windy City Smokeout is almost over. The best country music, BBQ, and beer fest is getting Back in the Saddle and coming to the United Center from Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14. 

Wondering why you haven’t got tickets yet? Here are six reasons you should Ready Set Roll with Smokeout and get your tickets today, inspired by this year’s artist discography. 

Click here to purchase your Windy City Smokeout tickets.

Windy City Smokeout Daytime CrowdWe’re celebrating a Hell of a Year!

2024 is just gettin’ started and is shaping up to be one of Smokeout’s biggest years yet! After celebrating 10 years of the fest in 2023, we’ve kicked off our second decade with our second ACM Festival of the Year nomination, and announced that we’re taking this parking lot party on the road! 

You heard us right! We’ve officially announced Lone Star Smokeout, Texas’ new BBQ, Country, Music, and Beer Festival debuting at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in May of 2025. In our opinion, there’s no better place to celebrate the news than where it all began, right here in Chicago!

Learn more about Lone Star Smokeout here

Windy City Smokeout Night CrowdSound out the Cicadas with this year’s epic lineup

From Thomas Rhett to Wyatt Flores, Carrie Underwood to The Castellows, Billy Currington to Parker McCollum, this year’s lineup is smokin’ with talent. From young bucks to forever legends in Country Music, we have four non-stop days of showstopping performances. 

View the full Windy City Smokeout lineup here

BBQ food and Windy City SmokeoutEat the best in BBQ ‘Til You Can’t Anymore

Get a taste of your festival favorites like Green Street Smoked Meats, Pappy’s Smokehouse, Sugarfire, and more, alongside six new members of the Smokeout BBQ family! Make sure to give them a hearty Smokeout welcome this year! The 2024 newbies include:

  • 2M Smokehouse BBQ
  • Chef Art Smith’s Reunion
  • Dampf Good BBQ
  • Jack Stack Barbecue
  • G-Que BBQ
  • Pig Beach BBQ

View the full Windy City Smokeout menu here.

Three women at Windy City Smokeout drinking beerBe Drinkin’ Buddies with DJ Pauly D!

PARTY’S HERE! The biggest happy hour of the summer is back, this year with some added Italian heat (and we’re not talkin’ giardiniera). On Friday, immediately following Mamitas Happy Hour, the one and only DJ Pauly D will have everyone fist-pumping, Jersey Shore-style with his special DJ set. 

Access to Happy Hour is included in your Friday and 4-day wristbands. Don’t miss out!

Woman at Windy City Smokeout wearing merchSmokeout Merch Looks Good on You

From shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and swag for the kiddos, be sure to pick up your exclusive Windy City Smokeout merch at the festival. Take home a custom lineup of posters, new for 2024. Prefer to snag your swag ahead of the Festival? Click here to purchase your Windy City Smokeout merch

Windy City Smokeout Daytime CrowdMake Summertime Chicago Unforgettable

A weekend of cold beer, sweet and smoky barbecue, and epic country music all under Chicago’s summer sun? Jesus Take The Wheel. There’s truly no better way to make Summer 2024 one for the books. We can’t wait for another epic year of Windy City Smokeout, and we can’t wait to see you all there.

Don’t Think Twice, get your tickets to Windy City Smokeout today.

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