CHICAGO (CBS)–Chicago’s River West neighborhood will come alive this weekend when a massive crowd of cowboy boots and plaid shirts descends on Grand Avenue for the sixth annual Windy City Smokeout.

The country music and barbecue festival touts a lineup of 26 mostly up-and-coming country performers who will take the stage over the next three days.

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CHICAGO, IL – Maren Morris performs during the 4th Annual Windy City Smokeout, BBQ and Country Music Festival on July 17, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Windy City Smokeout)

Three headliners will highlight the three day festival at 8:30 p.m. each night, with Brett Young on Friday, Brett Eldridge on Saturday and Brothers Osborne on Sunday.

Ice-cold beer (including plenty of local craft brewers) and BBQ will keep guests fueled all weekend, with 20 specialty BBQ pitmasters serving up country-style favorites like smoked brisket, chicken wings and smoked baby back ribs.

Not into pork? Plenty of other options will abound, including barbeque-inspired sweets from Sprinkles Cupcakes, lobster rolls and garlic crab fries from Sir Kensington’s and charbroiled oysters from Pearl’s Southern Comfort.

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CHICAGO, IL – JULY 17: Old Dominion perform during the 4th Annual Windy City Smokeout, BBQ and Country Music Festival on July 17, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Windy City Smokeout)

Beyond the music, attendees can check out tons of activities over the weekend (most of them booze-related). The “World’s Largest Happy Hour” kicks off Friday at 2 p.m., with whiskey tasting and a mixology class scheduled for Saturday among a long list of other vendor-sponsored fun.

Over 45,000 guests are expected to attend this year’s Smokeout.

Tickets are $45 on Friday, $55 on Saturday and $50 on Sunday. A three-day wristband is $130.

For more information go to windycitysmokeout.com.