Get Ready For Windy City Smokeout!

Windy City Smokeout is quite possibly my favorite Chicago festival. With barbecue from all over the country and some of the hottest country music acts, it's one big party. I don't know if it's because it's new or they do a fantastic job of managing ticket availability but my favorite thing about Smokeout is that it doesn't get overly crowded. Thanks to the amazing team at Windy City Smokeout, I'll be enjoying the festival for the 2nd year in a row with complimentary passes. Hopefully I will see you there! Check out the details below and scroll all the way to the bottom for a promo code to get a deal on tickets.

Photo courtesy of Windy City Smokeout

Photo courtesy of Windy City Smokeout

When: July 15th - July 17th
Where: 560 West Grand Avenue in Chicago
What: Windy City Smokeout—the foremost BBQ and country music festival in the Midwest—is returning to Chicago Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 for its fourth year. Hosted by Chicago’s BBQ destination, Bub City, and ACM award-winning Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout promises to bring some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the nation as well as an impressive lineup of country music stars and up-and-coming talent. 

The award-wining music lineup will include: Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Chase Rice, Billy Currington, Corey Smith, Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy, Phil Vassar, Jessie James Decker, Whiskey Myers, Walker County and Whiskey Jam. The culinary lineup features a fantastic group of pitmasters including, world champion pit master and television star Myron Mixon, the St. Louis staple Pappy’s Smokehouse, Tennessee’s renowned Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, and of course a few local Chicago favorites including Lillie’s Q, Bub City, Chicago Q and Smoque. In addition to the delicious BBQ lineup, Windy City Smokeout will also cater to tastes across the board with offerings from Big Gay Ice Cream, Three Dots and a Dash, Sir Kensington’s, Drago's Seafood, and The Salsa Truck. Additional information on this year’s festival can be found online here:

Friday night kicks off with headliners like Jessie James Decker, Phil Vassar and Chase Rice. I am personally excited to see Jessie James Decker. Saturday continues with acts like Billy Currington and Big & Rich who I am also a huge fan of. Sunday finishes strong with Maren Morris, Corey Smithe and Old Dominion. So whether you are only going one day or stopping by all three days, you'll enjoy a treat of fantastic music and even better food.

Last year, a few of my favorite bites at Windy City Smokeout included the Pulled Pork Sundae from Chicago Q, Memphis Walking Taco from Lillie's and the BBQ Nachos from Bub City. Last year I was only able to attend the festival for 2 days but this year I'll be there all 3 so you can bet I will be trying as many restaurants as I possibly can. Make sure you follow me on Instagram to follow along over the weekend and follow Windy City Smokeout at @WCSmokeout on Twitter and Instagram using #WCSmokeout for all the latest details and information. Now for the promo code info...

From now until JULY 7TH ONLY, Purchase 3-DAY PASSES To Windy City Smokeout for $75 Using Code 'LATTES' At Checkout. Purchase tickets HERE.