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Windy City Smokeout

Music, Folk, country and blues United Center | Chicago, IL , United Center Friday July 12 2019 - Sunday July 14 2019
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Old Dominion
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Spend a weekend eating barbecue and listening to country music at the Windy City Smokeout, which fills a parking lot with some of the country's best pitmasters and a stacked lineup of twangy musicians. Sample smoked meats cooked by barbecue masters from Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee (as well as local favorites like Smoque and Bub City) while you listen to tunes from the likes of Chris Young, Old Dominion, Cole Swindell and Ashley McBryde. Dust off your cowboy hat, fill your pocket with moist towelettes and dig into a weekend of delicious meat and music.

Venue name: United Center | Chicago, IL
Address: 1901 W Madison St

Cross street: between Wood St and Damen Ave
Transport: El stop: Blue to UIC/Halsted. Bus: 19, 20, 50.
Price: $40–$55, weekend pass $110–$125
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    • United Center | Chicago, IL $40–$55, weekend pass $110–$125 Book online
    • United Center | Chicago, IL $40–$55, weekend pass $110–$125 Book online
    • United Center | Chicago, IL $40–$55, weekend pass $110–$125 Book online

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Windy City Smokeout was so much fun.  There's nothing better than BBQ and live music outdoors in the summer.  Especially when you get see some of your favorite country bands.  We went on a Friday, which was perfect because we could enjoy the festival without it being too crowded (Saturday and Sunday definitely get busier).  We were able to walk right up to most food stands without dealing with lines! There is an unbelievable amount of food to try, so definitely go hungry! Personally, I loved the ribs from Salt Lick BBQ!