Announcing Meet the Legends – an all-day BBQ extravaganza with the true masters of ‘cue – new to this year’s Windy City Smokeout! Experience the festival like never before with the ultimate “Meat-and-Greet” on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 AM – 7 PM. Purchase tickets here.

Windy City Smokeout is the only place to experience this once-in-a-lifetime BBQ extravaganza with the true Legends of Barbecue. The all-day class runs you through the paces of three different BBQ circuits to discover the variations and nuances of regional pit cooking. From Georgia is four-time World BBQ Champion Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South; hailing from Taylor, TX is third-generation pitmaster and James Beard American Classics award-winner Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue; and from the heart of the Midwest in Murphysboro, IL is BBQ Hall of Famer Mike Mills of 17th Street.

image of three male pitmasters

In between ‘cuing and learning life lessons, a “Taste the Park” food pass lets you enjoy the different offerings from 20 other pitmasters throughout the festival. Cap off the day with a variety of libations and a sit-down dinner with the Legends – allowing you and a guest to taste the fruits of your labor – before taking in festival headliner Brett Eldredge’s evening performance.

overhead shot of a whole pig that has been smoked

Each Legends ticket includes:

-One 3-day VIP pass to Windy City Smokeout
-All-day cooking class with the Legends of BBQ
-A “Taste the Park” Saturday food pass, giving ticket holders the chance to taste offerings from the festival’s 20 different pitmasters
-Sit-down BBQ dinner; each ticket includes a +1 for the dinner portion of the experience
-Beverages and libations throughout the day
-Escort to the main stage for the evening’s headliner concert with Eldredge

Tickets are very limited and cost $750 per person. Visit to book your spot at this once-in-a-lifetime event featuring the true Legends of BBQ!