Windy City Smokeout

Things to do, Festivals
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Brothers Osborne
Photograph: Courtesy Universal Music Group Nashville

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 musicians. Sample smoked meats cooked by BBQ masters from Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennesee while you listen to twangy tunes from the likes of Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde and Aaron Lewis. Dust off your cowboy hat, tie a bib around your neck and dig into this weekend of delicious meat and music.

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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!