Turnpike Troubadours To Co-Headline 2022 Windy City Smokeout With Willie Nelson

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David McClister

You had me at Turnpike Troubadours…

The Windy City Smokeout Festival is a massive barbecue and country music festival held in Chicago every year. I mean c’mon, barbecue, cold beer, and country music… what else do you need?

On top of that, the annual festival, which is held at the United Center, has officially dropped their full lineup this year… with one HELLUVA surprise.

The Turnpike Troubadours.

In addition to the previously announced Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, and Miranda Lambert, the Turnpike Troubadours will be co-headlining on Thursday with the great Willie Nelson.

The Thursday lineup is hands down the best, consisting of Willie Nelson and Turnpike Troubadours, along with two of the most promising young stars in the game right now… Zach Bryan, and Morgan Wade.

The Sunday lineup, headlined by Miranda Lambert also features performances from Flatland Cavalry and Mike and the Moonpies… so between Turnpike, Flatland and the Moonpies, we’re looking at the trifecta of Texas/Red Dirt country bands right now.

The festival will be held August 4th through the 7th this summer, and tickets are on sale right NOW.

Plus, with a capacity WELL over 10,000… there’s a pretty good chance you’ll actually be able to snag some tickets for this one.

Turnpike Willie poster

The full lineup:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock