Windy City Smokeout

July 13-15, 2018

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift: Learn From The Legends – A BBQ Master Class

There are self-proclaimed backyard grilling “masters” and then there are internationally-recognized, award-winning pitmasters of BBQ. Your father might not be the latter, and that’s okay – he can learn everything there is to know from the true Legends of ‘Cue at this year’s Windy City Smokeout.

Meet The Legends: An All-Day BBQ Extravaganza With The Masters Of ‘Cue is the ultimate Father’s Day gift and Dad’s once-in-a-lifetime ticket to rub shoulders (both in the proverbial and culinary sense), going down Saturday, July 14 from 10 AM – 7 PM.

Picture of Brisket with text overlay that says Meet the Legends of BBQ – A BBQ Master Class and Dinner.

Consider it Dad’s call up to the BBQ Big Leagues. This all-day class runs him through the paces of three different BBQ circuits to discover the variations and nuances of regional pit cooking. Four-time World BBQ Champion, Myron Mixon, will be dishing wisdom from Jack’s Old South of Unadilla, Georgia. Wayne Mueller, a James Beard award-winner and third-generation pitmaster of Louie Mueller Barbecue, teaches the heart and sole of Texas BBQ. And Mike Mills, BBQ Hall of Famer, pitmaster of 17th Street in Murphysboro, Illinois, and the man simply known as “The Legend”, schools Dad on Midwestern pit cooking.

Myron Mixon in front of a whole pig

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

Each Legends ticket includes:
-One 3-day VIP pass to Windy City Smokeout (a $500 value and sold out otherwise!)
-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 headlining Brett Eldredge concert

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!

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