Windy City Smokeout 2017 Lineup Released

Obsessed with barbeque? The Windy City Smokeout just announced its lineup for 2017 and it’s gonna be saucy!

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Of course, you can expect well-known favorites like Bub City, Smoque, and Lillie Q’s to return, but you can also look forward to less accessible barbeque located all over the country. With all that barbeque and 45,000 people, they promise there will be no shortage of piggy at the Smokeout. Check out the full lineup below!


The festival will be held July 14 – 16 and takes place in a large parking lot off of Grand Avenue in the West Loop. Experience the Smokeout all 3 days for $110. BBQ fanatic? $500 VIP tickets include an on-site concierge and great seats. If you only want a general single day experience, passes are $40 for Friday and Saturday and $45 for Sunday.

Country music sensations like Jake Owen, Kip Moore, and Lee Brice are headlining the fest, and there’ll be tons of fun programming when you take a break from eating and dancing, like a Myron Mixon Cooking School, a Crawfish Boil & Oyster Roast, a Father vs. Son BBQ Showdown, and a happy hour hosted by Budweiser.


This is one of our favorite festivals and we had a blast last year, read all about our delicious experience here. Visit the Windy City Smokeout website for more information.

BBQ Lineup

17th Street BBQ – Murphysboro, Illinois
Bub City – Chicago
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q – Atlanta
Hogapalooza – Wynne, Arizona
Lillie’s Q – Chicago
Little Miss BBQ – Phoenix
Martin’s BBQ – Nashville
Pappy’s Smokehouse – St. Louis
Peg Leg Porker – Nashville
Salt Lick BBQ – Driftwood, Texas
Skylight Inn – Ayden, North Carolina
Smoque – Chicago
Ubon’s – Yazoo City, Mississipi


Beer Lineup

18th Street Brewery; Moody Tongue; Boulevard Brewing Co.; Urban Chestnut Brewing Company; Blackberry Farm Brewery; Upland Brewing Co.; Trumer Pils; Sweetwater Brewing Company; Blue Point Brewing Company; Local Option Bierwerker; Virtue Cider; Wiseacre Brewing Co.; Evil Twin Brewing; Pipeworks Brewing Co.; Burnt City Brewing; Brooklyn Brewery; Against the Grain; Goose Island; Bell’s; Shiner; Budweiser; Founders Brewing Co.

Music Lineup

Friday, July 14


Jake Owen, Randy Rogers Band, Lanco, Steve Moakler, Jackie Lee, Michael Tyler, The Steel Woods, Clayton Anderson, Morgan Evans, CJ Solar

Saturday, July 15


Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, Russell Dickerson, Ryan Beaver, Michigan Rattlers, Jameson Rodgers, Levi Hummon, Chris Bandi, Riley Green, Levon

Sunday, July 16


Lee Brice, Luke Combs, Brandy Clark, Stoney Larue, Sunny Sweeney, William Clark Green, Mike Ryan, Muscadine Bloodline, Jon Langston, Brandon Lay


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