Summer Smash is a newer addition to Chicago’s thriving festival scene. After starting in 2018, the festival is now in its 3rd year. The second festival grew to four times the size of the original, so it’s safe to say that expectations for this year are high.
The festival is the city’s premier hip hop event, and embodies Chicago’s vibrant youth culture.The festival will take place in Douglass Park from Friday August 20 to Sunday August 22. This is another expansion from the event’s two-day origins. Summer Smash is a collaboration between Lyrical Lemonade and SPKRBX, and promises to deliver the best of millennial entertainment.
Summer Smash’s 2021 lineup has a mix of hip hop greats and rising talent, with names like Lil Uzi Vert, Carnage, and Lil Yachty as some of the festival’s most anticipated headlining talent.
The festival is working to keep all fans safe from Covid-19, and will release restrictions and health policies on their website as the festival date approaches.
Summer Smash’s Full 2021 Lineup:
A$AP Rocky, lil skies, Lil Tecca, Lil Yachty, Mulatto, Swae Lee, Xavier Wulf, YUNG BANS, Babysantana, Baha Bank$, Bennett, Ceotrayle, Daniyel, Femdot, glaive, Goldenboymnny, Kash Paige, Landon Cube, OG Stevo, Supa BWE, Teezo Touchdown, Yung Baby Tate
Lil Baby, Baby Keem, City Girls, Coi Leray, Earl Sweatshirt, Gunna, Saba, Ski Mask the Slump God, Babyface Ray, BLUEFACE, City Morgue, Famous Dex, Internet Money, LIl Eazzyy, Lil Gnar, Madeintyo, SSGKobe, Yung Pinch, Cdot Honcho, CP, First Class Bee, Guwop Reign, Joey Purp, KA$HDAMI, Komla, Nina Tech, Qari, Queen Key, Trucar, 3800 Drippy
Lil Uzi Vert, 24Kgoldn, Benny the Butcher, Carnage, Don TOliver, The Kid LAROI, Lucki, NLE Choppa, Pooh Shiesty, $not, SoFaygo, Waka Flocka Flame, Young M.A, Bktherula, Cochise, Danny Towers, Dro Kenji, Erica, Jasiah, Ken Car$on, Pi’erre Bourne, The Hxliday, WARHOL.SS, Broke Boii, DCG, Kelo, LEI Dominique, NGeeYL, Slime Dollaz, Smiles 773, TokenVlone