When you combine live music and delicious BBQ in a four-day event you get one of the nation's best food festivals to visit.

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Welcome to Chicago's Windy City Smokeout a four-day festival with food, music, and fun. USA Today ranked the festival #2 out of 10 as being one of the best in the nation.

This four-day event in Chicago combines two things we love: live music and great BBQ. Over 20 of the world’s best pitmasters serve up their smoked morsels, while top country music talent takes the stage. Bands, beer, BBQ – what could be better?

This year's Smokeout will take place July 13 through the 16 with a massive music line-up of music with Zach Bryan on Thursday, Darius Rucker on Friday, Luke Bryan Saturday, and Zac Brown Band on Sunday. But let's be honest, as much as the music is amazing it's really all about the BBQ. There are going to be over 20 pitmasters cooking for attendees from all over the country. Now that's what I'm talking about!

All of this takes place outside the United Center in Chicago and each year it seems the festival gets bigger and bigger.

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