Summer Smash 2022

Roughly 90,000 hip-hop fans flooded Douglas Park over the hot June weekend ready to soak up the sun, beats and complimentary good vibes at the annual Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Festival. Headliners included global superstars Post Malone, Playboi Carti, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz to name a few, as well as over 60 other artists whom each brought their A game to the Windy City. The largest hip-hop festival in the Midwest, fans were even treated to surprise appearances by Quavo, Takeoff, Cordae, Cochise, Queen Key, and NFL star Antonio Brown. Check out some pics from the weekend below, then be sure to stay tuned for the 2023 festival dates coming soon.

Review by Hayley Parker.

Images via the Summer Smash photo team: Brandy Fik, Marcus McDonald, Steven Nunez, John Elijah Macon and Frankie Vergara.

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