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Welcome to the 2019 Windy City Smokeout Blog! Check us out here for the latest updates, artist interviews, BBQ recipes and more leading up to the festival, plus daily Smokeout play-by-plays all throughout the weekend July 12-14!
Watch: Our Favorite Smokeout Moments from 2013 – 2018

Watch: Our Favorite Smokeout Moments from 2013 – 2018

Posted on February 6, 2019

Count down to the 2019 lineup with us by reliving our favorite Smokeout memories! We’ve got six years of smokin’ good times under our belts – check it out: 2018   2017   2016   […]

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2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: John Osborne of Brothers Osborne

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: John Osborne of Brothers Osborne

Posted on July 6, 2018

Hailing from a small fishing town in Maryland, Brothers Osborne began performing for local blue-collar workers at their home on the weekends. Inspired by the sounds of Tom Petty, George Jones, Hank Williams and Bob Seger, the […]

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Get Your Official Smokeout Gear – On Sale Now

Get Your Official Smokeout Gear – On Sale Now

Posted on July 3, 2018

Don’t show up to this year’s best country music and BBQ fest looking, well… unprepared. Pick up your Official Windy City Smokeout Gear, on sale now! Swag includes an array of t-shirts, tanks and hats. […]

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2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Troy Cartwright

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Troy Cartwright

Posted on June 29, 2018

With only two weeks until the Smokeout kicks off, the countdown is on and we’re waiting on the edge of our seats for Troy Cartwright! A Dallas native, country music has been coursing through his […]

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2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Drake White

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Drake White

Posted on June 22, 2018

Drake White is a special breed of renaissance man. The same boy who grew up singing on church stages in Northeastern Alabama now makes country tunes inspired by a lifelong love of Bob Marley. The […]

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2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Jamie Lin Wilson

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Jamie Lin Wilson

Posted on June 15, 2018

For our third edition of Five ‘Cue Friday, we’re spotlighting Jamie Lin Wilson, the folk-inspired singer-songwriter with a poetic point of view hailing from Texas. After gracing the stage alongside big-name acts including John Ross […]

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2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Caylee Hammack

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Caylee Hammack

Posted on June 8, 2018

Caylee Hammack isn’t exactly a new kid on the block. While she’s a relatively recent (October 2016) Universal Music signee, she has been around the country music scene since the age of 13, most recently […]

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Interview: Ed Warm, The Man Behind The Smokeout Music Lineup

Interview: Ed Warm, The Man Behind The Smokeout Music Lineup

Posted on June 4, 2018

Entering its sixth year, Windy City Smokeout (July 13-15) has become synonymous with burgeoning country music talent, counting Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, and Maren Morris as past performers. The BBQ and beer are phenomenal enough, […]

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Five ‘Cue Friday: Ashley McBryde

Five ‘Cue Friday: Ashley McBryde

Posted on June 1, 2018

Introducing Five ‘Cue Friday, a series spotlighting our upcoming Smokeout talent where they spill a little bit about themselves, their favorite ‘cue, summer jams and who they’re most excited to see this Smokeout! Easing you […]

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Here’s How Bub City Celebrates the Best of American BBQ

Here’s How Bub City Celebrates the Best of American BBQ

Posted on May 30, 2018

Let’s stop for a moment and really think about… BBQ. Burning embers, fragrant smoke, saucey hands. Then there’s the meat. Do you envision fatty slices of smoked Texas beef brisket? Fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs popular […]

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