Festivals in Illinois
The following Country Music Festivals are currently being held in Illinois
- Tailgate and Tallboys in Bloomington, Illinois
- Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, Illinois
- Tailgate and Tallboys in Taylorville, Illinois
- Backroad Music Festival in Galva, Illinois
- Country Life Music Festival last held in 2014 in Chilllicothe, Illinois
- Country LakeShake last held in 2019 in Chicago, llinois
NOTE: For the most current information, please visit the official websites for each Festival by clicking on Festival Name or Logo. Information on this page was accurate at time of publication but things can change very quickly in the world of Festivals.
1106 Interstate Drive
June 14 - June 17, 2023 (Bloomington, Illinois)
Tailgate N’ Tallboys, the popular country music festival, will be held at the Bloomington Interstate Center in Bloomington.
Tailgate N’ Tallboys previously held its first festival in 2016 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe and hosted artists like Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Aaron Lewis, and others.
Wednesday, June 14: Pre-Party: Morgan Wade, Read Southall Band, Joe Stamm Band
Thursday, June 15, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean, Conner Smith, Hailey Whitters, George Birge, Austin Snell
Friday, June 16: Kane Brown, Bailey Zimmerman, Cooper Alan, Chase Matthew, Ashley Cooke, Matt Schuster, MacKenzie Carpenter
Saturday, June 17: NIckelback, Jelly Roll, Warren Zeiders, Lily Rose, Alexandra Kay, Josh Ross, Lakeview
TICKETS(prices subject to change: does not include taxes and fees)
4-Day General Admission: $140
3-Day VIP: $460
Single day, Camping and add-ons available.
1901 W. Madison Street
July 13 - July 16, 2023 (Chicago, Illinois)
The Windy City Smokeout is a BBQ and country music festival, featuring three days of live country music, beer and BBQ in downtown Chicago.
Get ready for beer, BBQ and country tunes, during the Windy City Smokeout!
You can taste delicious offerings from some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the country.
Hosted by Chicago’s BBQ destination, Bub City, and ACM award-winning Joe's on Weed St., the Windy City Smokeout will be bringing an impressive lineup of country music stars and up-and-coming talent to the stage.
Thursday, July 13: Zach Bryan
Friday, July 14: Darius Rucker
Saturday, July 15: Luke Bryan
Sunday, July 16: Zac Brown Band
Also Appearing: Randy Rodgers Band, Bailey Zimmerman, American Aquarium, JR Carroll, Chris Lane, Jo Dee Messina, Jackson Dean, Drew Green, Dylan Scott, Kameron Marlowe, Megan Maroney, Tanner Adell, Eli Young Band, Larry Fleet, Luke Grimes, Caroline Jones, Lauren Watkins.
TICKETS (prices subject to change: does not include taxes and fees)
4-Day General Admission: SOLD OUT
4-Day VIP: SOLD OUT
4-Day Platinum: $2400
July 27 - July 29, 2023 (Taylorville, Illinois)
Tailgate N’ Tallboys, the popular country returns.
Tailgate N’ Tallboys previously held its first festival in 2016 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe and hosted artists like Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Aaron Lewis, and others. In 2020, the festival moved to South Fork Park in Taylorville. Local businesses owners and country music fans alike were devastated by the move.
TICKETS (Prices subject to change. Does not include taxes and fees)
3-Day General: $99.99
213 SE 6th Street
August 12 – August 12, 2023 (Galva, Illinois)
1 Day Country Music Festival at the beautiful Galva Park District in Galva, IL. Family friendly atmosphere, cold drinks, great food & an awesome time in small town USA.
Trace Adkins, Lonestar, Diamond Rio and more TBD
TICKETS (prices subject to change, does not include taxes and fees)
General Admission: $55
Hog Trough: $75