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Posted on: June 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 2022 Taste of Westmont Schedule of Events July 7-10

2022 Taste of Westmont Kid on ride

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.

TASTE OF WESTMONT SUPPORTS LOCAL ORIGINAL MUSIC

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.

NEW FOOD VENDORS AT 2022 TASTE OF WESTMONT

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:

  • Taste Greek Street Food, located at 645 N. Cass Avenue, will offer several traditional Greek food items 
  • La Michoacana, located at 311 W. 63rd Street, will feature unique, store-made Mexican ice cream bars and treats with over a dozen flavors to choose from 
  • TQLA, a new Westmont restaurant that has opened at 19 W. Ogden Avenue will offer several Mexican food dishes  
  • Rita’s Sno’ On The Go, which is also a vendor at Westmont Cruisin’ Nights, will serve icy varieties of snow cones with syrups and toppings  
  • Olivia Bakery, located at 321 W. 63rd Street, will feature a variety of pastries, cookies and treats

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.

CARNIVAL HOURS AND 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 7 – 5:00-9:30PM ----- $25 Wristbands
Friday, July 8 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 Wristbands
Saturday, July 9 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 Wristbands
Sunday, July 10 – 5-8PM ----- $25 Wristbands
NOTE - Regular carnival ticket prices all other times

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 or 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.

TASTE OF WESTMONT INFORMATION

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:

Taste of Westmont
July 7, 8, 9 & 10 
Downtown Westmont 
On Cass Avenue

EVENT HOURS

Carnival Wristband Special & South Stage Kickoff
Thursday, July 7 -- 5:00-9:30PM

Taste of Westmont Weekend Hours
Friday, July 8 -- 4-10:30PM
Saturday, July 9 -- Noon-10:30PM
Sunday, July 10 -- Noon-8:00PM

2022 TASTE OF WESTMONT 
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

Located next to NEAT Kitchen + Bar, 246 N. Cass 

Friday, July 8
6:00PM – THE AUDIOPHYLES
8:30PM – WEDDING BANNED

Saturday, July 9
4:00PM – ONE NIGHT ONLY
6:00PM – SUPERFLY SYMPHONY
8:30PM – SIMPLY QUEEN - North America’s best Queen Tribute

Sunday, July 10
1:00PM – MUDDY WATERS BLUES JAM & TRIBUTE TO JB RITCHIE
4:30PM – MIKE WHEELER BLUES BAND & FRIENDS
6:30PM – RICO

2022 TASTE OF WESTMONT 
SOUTH STAGE SCHEDULE

Located near the intersection of Cass & Irving

Thursday, July 7
5:30PM – South Stage & Beer Tent Open
6:30PM – Kent Slayton
7:00PM – Connie Cipher Duo
8:00PM – Matt Shukin & The Ramblers

Friday, July 8
4:00PM – South Stage & Beer Tent Open
4-6:00PM -- Westmont Public Library Makery
5:00PM – Steve McIntyre
5:30PM – Josette Kacey
6:00PM – Haley Grimm
6:30PM – Darryl
7:00PM – The Distractions
7:30PM – The Neighborhood
8:00PM – Whiskey Hill Band

Saturday, July 9
NOON – South Stage & Beer Tent Open
NOON – Westmont Public Library Makery
NOON – Uncle Jon's Music Student Showcase
1:00PM – Uncle Jon's Music Uke Circle
2:00PM – Lulu Fuller
2:30PM – Jon Bruce
3:30PM – Jeremy Greer
4:00PM – Loopmania
4:30PM – Little Wing Symphony
5:00PM – Zachary Sonny Edwards
5:30PM – Jack the Acquaintance
6:00PM – Chris Valera - The Angry Piano
6:30PM – Clark Carlos
7:30PM – Adam Kukielski
8:30PM – Cassandra Henwood

Sunday, July 10
NOON – South Stage & Beer Tent Open
NOON – Hinsdale Music Academy Showcase
3:00PM – The Incredible RRA
4:00PM – The Jone of Art Experience Trio
5:00PM – Molten Brass
6:00PM – Die Kellerknaben Polka Band

LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS
Complete information regarding directions to the event as well as events location 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 additional information, visit westmontevents.com or call 630-829-9378.


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