Windy City Smokeout 2018

Live music is going to be a huge part of 2018. Practically every weekend during the summer and fall will be filled with festivals and concerts. Sometimes it’s hard to make decisions on which events to attend, but this one stands out.

It’s the Windy City Smokeout…a festival that isn’t just devoted to country music. During the weekend of July 13th-15th, you’ll be able to enjoy BBQ and Craft Beer in one of my favorite cities in America, Chicago. The trio sound like a delicious match made in heaven. Tickets are available on the festival’s website.

Below is the complete lineup for the three day festival:

Friday, July 13

Brett Young
Drake White and the Big Fire
Cody Johnson
Ryan Kinder

Saturday, July 14

Brett Eldredge
Aaron Lewis
Ashley McBryde
Alex Williams
Jacob Powell

Sunday, July 15

Brothers Osborne
Turnpike Troubadours
Walker Hayes
Renee Blair


Bub City – Chicago, Ill. (Pitmasters: Doug Psaltis, Christian Eckmann)
17th Street Barbecue – Murphysboro, Ill. (Pitmasters: Mike Mills, Amy Mills)
Against the Grain – Louisville, Ky. (Pitmaster: Andrew Ott)
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q – Atlanta, Ga. (Pitmasters: Jonathan Fox, Justin Fox)
Hogapalooza – Wynne, Ark. (Pitmaster: Kelly Dallas)
Home Team BBQ – Charleston, S.C. (Pitmasters: Aaron Siegel, Taylor Garrigan)
Hometown Bar B Que – Brooklyn, N.Y. (Pitmaster: Billy Durney)
Jack’s Old South – Rochelle, Ga. (Pitmaster: Myron Mixon)
Leroy & Lewis BBQ – Austin, Texas (Pitmaster: Evan Leroy)
Lillie’s Q – Chicago, Ill. (Pitmasters: Charlie McKenna, Quito McKenna)
Little Miss BBQ – Phoenix, Ariz. (Pitmaster: Scott Holmes)
Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, Texas (Pitmaster: Louie Mueller)
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint – Nashville, Tenn. (Pitmaster: Patrick Martin)
Pappy’s Smokehouse – St. Louis, Mo. (Pitmaster: Skip Steele)
Peg Leg Porker – Nashville, Tenn. (Pitmaster: Carey Bringle)
Rodney Scott BBQ – Charleston, S.C. (Pitmaster: Rodney Scott)
Sam Jones BBQ – Winterville, N.C. (Pitmaster: Samuel Jones)
Smoque BBQ – Chicago, Ill. (Pitmaster: Barry Sorkin)
The Salt Lick – Driftwood, Texas (Pitmaster: Scott Roberts)
Ubons – Yazoo City, Miss. (Pitmaster: Leslie Roark Stark)