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All-Inclusive Admission to Windy City BBQ Classic at Soldier Field on Sunday, September 1. Three Options Available.

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Visitors to all-inclusive event enjoy all-day BBQ sampling, live music, craft beer, and cocktails on the lakefront at historic Soldier Field

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Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Lunch is important because it tides over appetites until dinner and gives poets another word to rhyme with “munch.” Enjoy the art of eating with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $49 for one general-admission ticket to the Windy City BBQ Classic, which includes all-day BBQ sampling from 30 pit masters, live blues music, live cooking demonstrations, and giveaways
  • $79 for one VIP ticket, which includes all of the above plus all-day tastings of up to 30 different craft beers (8 oz. pours)
  • $99 for one Premium ticket, which includes all of the above plus early entry at 11 a.m., Bloody Mary tasting from Vintage Vines, entry to win a 3-hour BBQ 101 Class, and access to a themed photo booth<p>

The event takes place at Soldier Field on Sunday, September 1. See a video here.<p>

Windy City BBQ Classic

Most music critics will tell you that blues music is at its best when it's got raw emotion sizzling beneath the surface, or, at the very least, when it's got raw meat sizzling on wood smokers in the background. Fortunately, the Windy City BBQ Classic has the second part of that statement covered in spades. During the all-inclusive event, professionals from 30 BBQ restaurants around the country compete to be honored for serving the best ribs, pork shoulder, chicken, and brisket, along with a $2,500 grand prize. Admission includes samples from all restaurants, while VIP admission comes with all-day tastings of up to 30 varieties of craft beer from five different breweries, including pours from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Guests can also opt for cocktails made with Tito's vodka, and the premium admission includes a bloody mary bar an hour prior to the event with Vintage Vines. Live blues. will be provided by Shirley King, The Cash Box Kings, Blue Road, and Toronzo Cannon. A portion of the proceeds go to Operation BBQ Relief, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of natural disasters.

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