It wouldn’t be festival season without another sweet Summer Smash lineup.
The annual Chicago showcase, presented by Lyrical Lemonade, SPKRBX and Cole Bennett, features a setlist stacked with marquee talent, headlined by Playboi Carti, Future and Kid Cudi. Other notable acts like Ski Mask The Slump God, JELEEL!, DC The Don, Vince Staples, Eem Triplin, Cordae, Trippie Redd, BabyTron, Dom Corleo, Sid Shyne, LUCKI and many more will complement DJ sets from F1LTHY, DJ Scheme, Blacmass, Zack Bia as well as a “very special Chicago guest.”
Bennett took to Instagram on Friday (April 14) to express his excitement about the lineup, thanking those a part of its creative process. “Sometimes I feel like I’m watching history unravel right before my eyes… I still can’t believe we have a festival,” the LL founder wrote. “Life feels like I’m stuck in crazy dream. See you all in June.” Bennett also has been teasing the upcoming Lyrical Lemonade album, which could coincide with the festival in late-June.
While slated for its fifth year in Chicagoland, Summer Smash will be at a new location for the first time in its history. Moving from Douglas Park in Lawndale to Bridgeview, Illinois, LL is seemingly following the mold of Rolling Loud’s stadium adjacent shows. Summer Smash squeezes in between June 23 and June 25 at Seat Geek Stadium in the south suburbs of Chicago.
Of the fest’s headliners, Playboi Carti is the most appealing, who is also booked for Rolling Loud Miami this coming July. The Opium founder performed at RLNY, Rolling Loud California and will be the main event in both Miami and Chicago these next few months — all ahead of his upcoming album MUSIC. The rapper triumphantly performed an unreleased track titled “Rockstar Made” the last time he appeared on stage at RLCA. This is Carti’s second time performing at Summer Smash, headlining LL’s 2022 festival for its final showcase at Douglas Park.
We’ll be back in Chi-Town when Summer Smash kicks off.
Expect more in-depth coverage at this year’s Summer Smash on Our Generation Music.