Windy City Smokeout is back for its 11th year across July 11-14th 2024, with Chicago's much-loved extravaganza set to once again transform the city into a raucous, jubilant celebration of blockbuster country music, exquisite BBQ food and top-tier beer.
As well as enjoying a selection of culinary gems and alcoholic delights, Windy City Smokeout 2024 attendees will be able to witness high-energy sets from seasoned headliners Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson and Carrie Underwood.
In addition, those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets will be treated to performances from fast-emerging country prodigies such as Ashley Cooke, 49 Winchester, Red Clay Strays, Corey Kent, Wyatt Flores, Ian Munsick, Alana Springsteen and more.
Windy City Smokeout's location at the United Centre Parking Lot in the heart of Chicago, Illinois means there are a dizzying plethora of options when it comes to deciding where to stay. We've compiled a guide to five fantastic nearby hotels, which will ensure you continue to get a premier experience long after you've left the festival site.
The Hoxton Chicago will help you feel as though you're living out the lyrics to Thomas Rhett's summer anthem, ‘Vacation’, with the stylish rooftop pool and its accompanying bar enabling you to keep the good times rolling throughout your stay.
Additionally, if you get tired of sipping a poolside margarita and want to switch up the vibe, you'll be pleased to know The Hoxton Chicago has three bars in total, as well as two popular Mediterranean on-site restaurants for you to explore.
The least costly candidate on this list, voco Chicago Downtown is a short drive away from the Windy City Smokeout grounds, which can also be reached via bus in under half an hour.
With a cafe, bar, 24-hour gym, a sauna, a stellar on-site restaurant and more, the voco Chicago Downtown will keep you well-rested and comfortable when you want to unwind following a late-night sing-a-long to Carrie Underwood's packed catalogue of hits.
Boasting an impressive four on-site restaurants, the Hyatt Regency Chicago is a little further out than some of the others on the list, but is still only 11 minutes away from the festival by car.
If you're looking to soak up some local sights and culture while in town for Windy City Smokeout, the Hyatt Regency Chicago might be perfect for you, as the hotel is located close to the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge and Chicago Theatre.
One of the most conveniently placed candidates in this guide, this plush, 4-star hotel is just over five minutes away from Windy City Smokeout by car, with the site also reachable in around quarter of an hour by bus and roughly half an hour by foot.
The Emily Hotel has character and charm in spades, offering guests premium, modern accommodation while retaining a sense of cosiness that the larger chains can sometimes lack.
The Nobu Hotel Chicago is the one for you if you want to make your trip to The Windy City extra special, and to treat yourself and your party to a weekend of soothing opulence and grandeur.
Because although we love singing about getting mud on our blue jeans and swinging our rusty old 4x4 around some dirt roads, sometimes it's nice to treat ourselves to a little luxury, right?
Although the most expensive option on the list, you get what you pay for with The Nobu. The hotel offers all the trappings of a 5-star stay, from the lavish indoor pool right down to the designer toiletries. What's more, you can reach the Windy City Smokeout venue in just a seven minute drive, a 12 minute bus ride or a half hour walk.
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