Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 17, 2022
“As always, we are very excited to bring this summer festival to downtown Westmont,” said Kristina Kaniauskaite, Westmont Special Events Executive Director. “Our goal is to provide fun for all ages. We hope that everyone can come out and enjoy this wonderful community event.” The 2022 Taste of Westmont is a 4-day festival that will feature local restaurant food vendors, two stages for live music, two beer tents, an all-ages carnival with wristband specials scheduled throughout the weekend, an art show, crafters, vendors, and more.
For the second year in a row, the South Stage and Beer Tent, which is located on East Irving Street near Cass Avenue, will feature local and original music artists. “As a huge fan and supporter of local music, we’ve always worked hard to encourage local musicians to play at our events,” said Larry McIntyre, who coordinates the South Stage entertainment. “This year, we will have almost 100 musicians play on the South Stage over the 4-day event. Most of the performances will feature original music written and performed by these talented artists. If you love music and want to support local artists, then please visit the South Stage throughout the event to check out the incredible talent.” The complete list of South State entertainers can be found on the Westmont Special Events Taste of Westmont webpage.
This year, there will be a record number of new food vendors at the Taste of Westmont, each being a unique culinary experience. Following is a list of this year's confirmed new food vendors:
Past food vendor favorites will include Uncle Bub’s BBQ, J. Fleming's Absolutely Delicious, Zazzo’s, Taqueria Ranchito, Baisi Thai, and more. Taste of Westmont may also have some food trucks as part of this year’s culinary line-up.
Alpine Amusements will once again provide carnival attractions for kids of all ages. There will be various wristband specials throughout the event. The carnival will be open during event hours.
Carnival Wristband SpecialsThursday, July 7 – 5:00-9:30PM ----- $25 WristbandsFriday, July 8 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 WristbandsSaturday, July 9 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 WristbandsSunday, July 10 – 5-8PM ----- $25 WristbandsNOTE - Regular carnival ticket prices all other times
Westmont Special Events, the volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization behind the Taste of Westmont, Westmont Cruisin’ Nights, and numerous other community events, is seeking volunteers to sign up and help with the event. “The Taste of Westmont requires hundreds of volunteers,” said Al Carson, WSEC VP of Administration, who has been a volunteer for the organization since 2007. “If you can step up and help us out, it is much appreciated and needed.” Volunteers can sign up at westmontevents.com or for more information contact the WSEC office at 630-829-9378.
For more information regarding the Taste of Westmont, visit the website at westmontevents.com. Following is this year’s Main Stage and South Stage Schedule:
Carnival Wristband Special & South Stage KickoffThursday, July 7 -- 5:00-9:30PM
Taste of Westmont Weekend HoursFriday, July 8 -- 4-10:30PMSaturday, July 9 -- Noon-10:30PMSunday, July 10 -- Noon-8:00PM
Located next to NEAT Kitchen + Bar, 246 N. Cass
Friday, July 86:00PM – THE AUDIOPHYLES8:30PM – WEDDING BANNED
Saturday, July 94:00PM – ONE NIGHT ONLY6:00PM – SUPERFLY SYMPHONY8:30PM – SIMPLY QUEEN - North America’s best Queen Tribute
Sunday, July 101:00PM – MUDDY WATERS BLUES JAM & TRIBUTE TO JB RITCHIE4:30PM – MIKE WHEELER BLUES BAND & FRIENDS6:30PM – RICO
Located near the intersection of Cass & Irving
Thursday, July 75:30PM – South Stage & Beer Tent Open6:30PM – Kent Slayton7:00PM – Connie Cipher Duo8:00PM – Matt Shukin & The Ramblers
Friday, July 84:00PM – South Stage & Beer Tent Open4-6:00PM -- Westmont Public Library Makery5:00PM – Steve McIntyre5:30PM – Josette Kacey6:00PM – Haley Grimm6:30PM – Darryl7:00PM – The Distractions7:30PM – The Neighborhood8:00PM – Whiskey Hill Band
Saturday, July 9NOON – South Stage & Beer Tent OpenNOON – Westmont Public Library MakeryNOON – Uncle Jon's Music Student Showcase1:00PM – Uncle Jon's Music Uke Circle2:00PM – Lulu Fuller2:30PM – Jon Bruce3:30PM – Jeremy Greer4:00PM – Loopmania4:30PM – Little Wing Symphony5:00PM – Zachary Sonny Edwards5:30PM – Jack the Acquaintance6:00PM – Chris Valera - The Angry Piano6:30PM – Clark Carlos7:30PM – Adam Kukielski8:30PM – Cassandra Henwood
Sunday, July 10NOON – South Stage & Beer Tent OpenNOON – Hinsdale Music Academy Showcase3:00PM – The Incredible RRA4:00PM – The Jone of Art Experience Trio5:00PM – Molten Brass6:00PM – Die Kellerknaben Polka Band
LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONSComplete information regarding directions to the event as well as events location can be found on the Westmont Special Events website.
During the Taste of Westmont, Cass Avenue will be closed from Burlington Avenue to Naperville Road. There will be detours in place to direct traffic. Parking is available in public parking lots as well as residential side streets. Handicapped parking is available near the Bank of America property at Linden and Norfolk. Please be patient and drive safely while visiting the Taste of Westmont.
For additional information, visit westmontevents.com or call 630-829-9378.