To our Smokeout family & friends,

We are truly sorry to announce that Windy City Smokeout will not take place this year due to COVID-19. We love nothing more than enjoying a weekend of country music and BBQ with you, but the health and safety of you, our beloved artists, pitmasters and employees has always been our top priority. While this decision wasn’t easy, it is necessary to keep everyone safe.

We’re optimistic we can all get together again next summer. If the public health situation allows, we will hold the festival on July 9-11, 2021. Our buddies Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley & Jon Pardi will return as our festival headliners. That’s right; same parking lot, same party.

If you hang on to your 2020 festival ticket(s) for Windy City Smokeout in 2021, you will be credited with a $10 per day food & beverage credit. For each ticket you keep, we will make a donation to Feed Chicago, an organization that is dedicated to restoring restaurants and service workers to provide delicious food, packaged safely and delivered with care, to heroes on the frontline as well as individuals and communities that are suffering from food insecurity throughout Chicago. It also guarantees that you are locked in with the lowest ticket pricing for next year’s festival. If you would prefer a refund, full refunds will be issued and processed in as little as 30 days. You have until June 17, 2020 to request your refund. Visit to let us know if you will be keeping your tickets for next year or if you would like a refund. We hope to see you there.

Thank you for your continued support. Keep following along on @windycitysmokeout so we can bring you the best in country music and BBQ virtually until we can all be together again.

Stay safe. Be well. Take care of each other. We can’t wait to see you all soon.