Windy City Smokeout

Meet the Legends: All-Day BBQ Extravaganza with the Masters of ‘Cue

Saturday, July 14 - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM



Includes 3-day VIP festival pass, all-day BBQ class, “Taste the Park” food pass, plus Legends Dinner for you and a guest. 

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 are BBQ Hall of Famers Mike Mills and Amy Mills of 17th Street. 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.

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 ticketholders 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


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