WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT RETURNS JULY 8-11, 2021
WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT RETURNS JULY 8-11, 2021 WITH AN ADDITIONAL FOURTH DAY TO KICK-OFF THE STAR-STUDDED FESTIVAL WEEKEND
AS ONE OF THE FIRST OUTDOOR EVENTS TO RETURN TO CHICAGO, THE NATION’S PREMIER COUNTRY MUSIC & BBQ FESTIVAL WILL WORK IN COORDINATION WITH THE CITY, PUBLIC HEALTH MANDATES AND CDC GUIDELINES TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL ATTENDEES
Located in the United Center Parking Lot, this Year’s Headliners Include Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi
Windy City Smokeout, the nation’s premier outdoor country music and BBQ festival will return to Chicago on July 8-11, 2021, outside the iconic United Center at 1901 W. Madison Street. Hosted by popular barbecue joint, Bub City, and ACM award-winning, Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout will feature live performances from country music’s biggest names and up-and-coming talent plus the best BBQ and craft beer from around the country. The six-time Academy of Country Music Awards “Festival of the Year” nominee is adding a fourth day this year, offering festival goers an extra day to celebrate the return of live music and food.
“Windy City Smokeout has long been one of our city’s most iconic summer festivals and we are thrilled that it will be the first to return in the roster of summer events as part of our larger Open Chicago initiative,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “we have worked closely with teams like the one at Windy City Smokeout to ensure these types of events are able to happen safely and are proud to continue to place arts and entertainment at the center of our city’s recovery efforts.”
ACM award-winning promoter and Windy City Smokeout co-founder, Ed Warm, handpicked the weekend’s lineup. The 2021 headliners include CMA award winning Brett Eldredge, GRAMMY-award winning Darius Rucker, 14-time GRAMMY nominated and iHeartRadio Country “Song of the Year” winner Dierks Bentley and CMA New Artist of the Year Award recipient, Jon Pardi. The additional list of country music acts by day include: