#WCSmokeout Adds Josh Thompson to Friday Lineup Bub City Chicago

Guess who showed up at Bub City last Friday and announced his performance on day 1 of the festival! Get ready to rock out with Nashville’s Josh Thompson Friday, July 11!

Three days of live music, beer and the best BBQ in the Chicagoland area, taking place in the heart of downtown at 560 W. Grand (Grand Ave and the Chicago River)! Fit for foodies or festival goers, guests will be able to sample BBQ bites and get to know the personalities behind the grills. Happen to be a country fan? We have you covered with headliners each night of the fest, and solid bands all day!

You can buy tickets here.

Friday July 11

Gates Open at 3PM

Shawn Lacy 4PM

Josh Thompson 6PM


Saturday, July 12th

Gates open at 12PM

Clayton Anderson 2PM

Kevin Fowler 4PM



Sunday, July 13th

Gates open at 12PM

Elizabeth Lyons 1pm

Blackjack Billy 3PM

Chase Rice- 5PM


VIP Includes: Spot in our elevated VIP area located directly next to the stage, private bar with access to restrooms exclusively for VIP guests, and BBQ sampling throughout the day. Beverages can be purchased on CASH BAR basis.


Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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