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Windy City Smokeout

  • Music, Folk, country and blues
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Windy City Smokeout
Photograph: Katie Kauss KDK Creative

Time Out says

Spend enough time basking in the smell of barbecued meat, the twangy strains of country music and the sweltering heat at Windy City Smokeout and you might feel like you've been transported to Texas. Taking place in a parking lot outside of the United Center, this annual festival brings together some of the nation's most talented pitmasters and a stacked lineup of Nashville-approved musicians. Headliners for this year's edition of the four-day fest have already been announced, with country stars Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt topping the bill alongside the legendary Willie Nelson (and his family band). Come for the delicious smoked meats and stick around for the music.


Four-day pass $139; VIP $899–$1750
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