Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: June 2, 2023
“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.”
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.
Friday, July 146:00PM – TOM PETTY TRIBUTE BAND - The Heartwreckers7:45PM - 15 MINUTES OF FAME SPOTLIGHT - Haley Grimm8:30PM – EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND - One Of These Nights
Saturday, July 154:00PM – SHUKIN AND THE RAMBLERS - Local Roots Rock & More6:00PM – ANCHORS AWAY - Yacht Rock - Oldies Sing-Along Classics7:45PM - 15 MINUTES OF FAME SPOTLIGHT - Connie Sipher & Michael McInerny8:30PM – ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE - Greggie & The Jets - National-Touring Tribute Show
Sunday, July 1612:00PM - HINSDALE MUSIC STUDIO SHOWCASE1:00PM – MUDDY WATERS BLUES JAM & TRIBUTE4:00PM – MIKE WHEELER BLUES BAND & FRIENDS5:30PM - 15 MINUTES OF FAME SPOTLIGHT - Local artists Emily Cooper6:00PM – INFINITY - Journey Tribute & More
15 MINUTES OF FAME MUSIC SHOWCASESUPPORTS LOCAL ORIGINAL MUSICLast 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.
Thursday Night - Carnival Wristband Special & South Stage Beer TentThursday, July 13 -- 5:00-9:30PM(Note - Main stage and main food court opens on Friday)
Taste of Westmont Weekend HoursFriday, July 14 -- 4-10:30PMSaturday, July 15 -- Noon-10:30PMSunday, July 16 -- Noon-8:00PM
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 13 – 5:00-9:30PM ----- $25 WristbandsFriday, July 14 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 WristbandsSaturday, July 15 – Noon-4PM ----- $30 WristbandsSunday, July 16 – 5-8PM ----- $25 WristbandsNOTE - Regular carnival ticket prices all other times
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.
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 AvenueMAIN BEER TENT - 226 N. Cass AvenueFOOD COURT - 211 N. Cass AvenueSOUTH STAGE & BEER TENT - Cass & IrvingCARNIVAL TICKETS - Cass & IrvingCRAFTERS & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 630-829-9378.