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Windy City Smokeout returns to Chicago with a Thriftista ticket deal

Windy City Smokeout

Picture it: Over a dozen BBQ stands tempt the tastebuds while stellar country music artists perform on Grand Avenue. Toss in craft beers, oysters and ice cream (just for starters) and you’ve got the fourth annual Windy City Smokeout.

The lineup includes Old Dominion, Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard, Billy Currington, Corey Smith, Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy, Phil Vassar, Jessie James Decker, Whiskey Myers, Walker County and Whiskey Jam.

Windy City Smokeout

Hosted by Bub City and Joe’s Bar, there are 16 BBQ vendors ranging from local Smoque to Hogapalooza from Arkansas. Cool off with Big Gay Ice Cream or a cocktail from Three Dots and a Dash. Craft beers from Goose Island to Brooklyn Brewery and many more also tempt.

Not enough? Check out The Biggest Happy Hour of the Summer event on Friday, July 15 from 2-5pm. Get festival-ready braids from Goldplaited salon, sip some Moët & Chandon Impérial, and peruse custom jewelry from Chicago-based jewelry boutique, Local Eclectic. Other tasty options including Moet, lobster, burgers or whiskey abound too.

Thriftista is thrilled to announce we can offer 3-day GA festival passes for $75 (original ticket price: $110). Just use code THRIFTISTA when you purchase via our link. (Good through 7/7/2016, 11:59 PM.)

Windy City Smokeout