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Posted on: June 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2023 Taste of Westmont

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: June 2, 2023

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“The Taste of Westmont is one of Westmont’s wonderful summer events and we invite everyone to come to downtown Westmont July 13th through 16th to enjoy this festival that offers something for everyone,” said Steve Golembiewski, President of Westmont Special Events Corporation.  “Our volunteers work hard to put together an exciting entertainment schedule and we think we have another winning line-up.”  Golembiewski added, “I want to thank all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and community partners including the Village of Westmont for all their support in making this event a reality.”

2023 TASTE OF WESTMONT INFORMATION

The 2023 Taste of Westmont is a 4-day festival that will feature local restaurant food vendors, two stages for live music, an all-ages carnival with wristband specials scheduled throughout the weekend, art classes, crafters, vendors, and more.

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

Friday, July 14
6:00PM – TOM PETTY TRIBUTE BAND - The Heartwreckers
7:45PM - 15 MINUTES OF FAME SPOTLIGHT - Haley Grimm
8:30PM – EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND - One Of These Nights

Saturday, July 15
4:00PM – SHUKIN AND THE RAMBLERS - Local Roots Rock & More
6:00PM – ANCHORS AWAY - Yacht Rock - Oldies Sing-Along Classics
7:45PM - 15 MINUTES OF FAME SPOTLIGHT - Connie Sipher & Michael McInerny
8:30PM – ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE - Greggie & The Jets - National-Touring Tribute Show

Sunday, July 16
12:00PM - HINSDALE MUSIC STUDIO SHOWCASE
1:00PM – MUDDY WATERS BLUES JAM & TRIBUTE
4:00PM – MIKE WHEELER BLUES BAND & FRIENDS
5:30PM - 15 MINUTES OF FAME SPOTLIGHT - Local artists Emily Cooper
6:00PM – INFINITY - Journey Tribute & More

TASTE OF WESTMONT SOUTH STAGE & BEER TENT

15 MINUTES OF FAME MUSIC SHOWCASE
SUPPORTS LOCAL ORIGINAL MUSIC
Last year, the Taste of Westmont had over 100 local musicians perform on the South Stage, which is dedicated to both local and original music.  The South Stage & Beer Tent, which is located near the intersection of Irving Street and Cass Avenue, provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and ability and also serves as a stepping stone for artists who are hoping to perform on the Taste of Westmont Main Stage.  Four musical acts that performed on the South Stage last year will be on the Main Stage this year including Haley Grimm, Shukin and the Ramblers, Connie Sipher & Michael McInerny, and Emily Cooper.  A complete list of South Stage performers will be published on the Westmont Special Events in the near future.

EVENT HOURS

Thursday Night - Carnival Wristband Special & South Stage Beer Tent
Thursday, July 13 -- 5:00-9:30PM
(Note - Main stage and main food court opens on Friday)

Taste of Westmont Weekend Hours
Friday, July 14 -- 4-10:30PM
Saturday, July 15 -- Noon-10:30PM
Sunday, July 16 -- Noon-8:00PM

CARNIVAL HOURS & SPECIALS

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 Specials
Thursday, July 13 – 5:00-9:30PM ----- $25 Wristbands
Friday, July 14 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 Wristbands
Saturday, July 15 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 Wristbands
Sunday, July 16 – 5-8PM ----- $25 Wristbands
NOTE - Regular carnival ticket prices all other times

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Westmont Special Events Corporation (WSEC) is the independent, volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization behind the planning and execution of Taste of Westmont, Westmont Cruisin’ Nights, Creative Arts Network, and numerous other community events.

WSEC is seeking volunteers to sign up and help with the Taste of Westmont.  “We are so thankful and appreciative of the hundreds of volunteers who sign up and help out with the Taste of Westmont,” said Kristina Kaniauskaite, WSEC Executive Director.  “We hope that volunteers can sign up for a shift or two to support our work of continuing community events and recreation.”  Volunteers can sign up at westmontevents.com or call the WSEC office at 630-829-9378.

LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS

Complete information regarding directions to the event as well as destination within the event can be found on the Westmont Special Events website.

MAIN STAGE - NEAT Kitchen + Bar - 246 N. Cass Avenue
MAIN BEER TENT - 226 N. Cass Avenue
FOOD COURT - 211 N. Cass Avenue
SOUTH STAGE & BEER TENT - Cass & Irving
CARNIVAL TICKETS - Cass & Irving
CRAFTERS & VENDORS - Cass & Norfolk

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 everybody’s safety, pets are not allowed at this event.  For additional information, visit westmontevents.com, email wsec@westmontevents.com, or call 630-829-9378.



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