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Get ready for beer, BBQ and country music, because the Windy City Smokeout festival is returning to Chicago this summer… Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16, 2017. The annual event brings together some of the best brewmasters, barbecue big shots, and country music stars — all in the heart of Chicago. Located at 560 W. Grand, the three-day event has become a popular attraction for Chicagoans and visitors alike, drawing nearly 40,000+ attendees. A three-day general admission pass for the fest (July 14-16) is $110, while a single-day general admission pass is $40 for Friday or Saturday, and $45 for Sunday. VIP tickets ($500 three-day, $175 single day) provide some upgrades such as access to shaded VIP areas. This year’s musical performers include: Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer and more.


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“Every year, the country’s top pitmasters migrate to Chicago and transform the city into a mecca of meat for one weekend of BBQ, country music and beer called the Windy City Smokeout.” – Food & Wine

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“The yearly Smokeout has also developed a reputation for shining a light on the next generation of Nashville heavyweights.” – Rolling Stone

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“One of the best BBQ events anywhere.” – Forbes

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“Top Seven Festivals to Visit in the World.” – The New York Times

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