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Windy City Smokeout

Bring your hungry girlfriend to the Windy City Smokeout July 13-15 on Grand and the Chicago River and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Windy City Smokeout is a huge country music and food festival. Master chefs from around the world will be offering all things BBQ!

The Pit Masters: Louie Mueller Barbeque, Hometown Bar-B-Que, Leroy and Lewis Barbeque, Home Team BBQ, Sam Jones BBQ, Smoque BBQ Chicago, Peg Leg Porker, 17th Street Barbeque (voted #1 in the country, Murphysboro Illinois), Little Miss BBQ, Myron Mixon (most winningest BBQ chef in the world), Lillie’s Q, Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Salt Lick BBQ, and a whole lot more!

Bands: Brett Young, Ashley McBryde, Turnpike Troubadours, Midland, Brett Eldredge, Drake White and the Big Fire, Riley Green, Renee Blair, Josh Phillips, Charley Crockett, Caylee Hammack, Jimmie Allen, Jaimie Lyn Wilson, Troy Cartwright, and lots more!

The Windy City Smokeout is located at Grand Avenue west of the Chicago River. For tickets and a full schedule of events, go online to and follow the prompts. Children under 10 and under admitted free. This is a cashless event. Attendees wear wristbands which can load cash amounts.

Make your Windy City Smokeout experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.