Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Windy City Smokeout

The Second Annual Windy City Smokeout is set for this weekend, July 10-12 in Chicago. This Festival will include Top Country Music Stars, as well as the best of the best when it comes to BBQ and Beer! These are the Top 10 reasons you will NOT want to miss out!

1) Breaking Artist Exposure


Festivals are the best way to gain exposure to talented, on-the-verge artists, and the Windy City Smokeout has the best picks! The lineup includes up and comers that are sure to have you hooked, such as The Railers, Courtney Cole, Drew Baldridge, and Sundy Best.

2) Friendships


Bond with your friends and anticipate making new friends as well! After all, who isn’t happy and friendly when there’s hit country music, delicious BBQ, and all the different types of beer you can imagine? The Windy City Smokeout is an opportunity to grow and create new friendships that could last a lifetime!

3) Possible Stanley Cup Sighting


There’s something about great music and hockey that goes hand in hand! The Cup has been sighted at LakeShake Festival, as well as a Chicagoland Jimmy Buffet concert, so could the Windy City Smokeout be next on the Cup’s list? Can we hear a little “Chelsea Dagger”?

4) Inexpensive Parking


This is unlike some events in Chicago where the parking can get costly! There’s on-site valet parking for $12 or you can purchase ahead online and get the incredible deal of $8 for the nearest parking garage! Buy online here!

5) Chris Young, Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves.


These headliners are everything. Enough said.

6) All Ages Welcome


Bring your kids! Ages 12 and under receive FREE general admission!

7) All. The. BBQ.


With top vendors including Bub City, Hogapalooza and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, you’ll find yourself in Hog Heaven (pun intended).

8) Three Days of Stress Free Living

Take three days off from the real world and indulge in a country music, beer, and BBQ filled Utopia. If three days is too much, you can also opt for single day passes!

9) BEER.

Speaking of beer, did I mention that this festival will be chock-full of the top beer vendors around? Think Goose Island, Shiner, 18th Street Brewery, and more! Indulge away.

10) Chicago

If nothing else impresses you, attend the Windy City Smokeout for no other reason than its location. The fest will be hosted on Grand and the breathtakingly beautiful Chicago River. Just another way to get a glimpse into the heart of Chicago!

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