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Chicago’s Summer Smash Festival 2023 Gets a New Venue

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3 Day, 3 Stages, and a smashing new venue just outside Chicago – Midwest’s biggest hip hop music festival is back for another edition you can’t miss. Kid Cudi, Future, Playboi Carti and many special guests are headed to Seatgeek Stadium in June 2023. Here’s all you need to know about Summer Smash Festival 2023 in Bridgeview.

Summer Smash Festival’s smashing success continues into its 5th year with a new venue! No worries, it’s not going too far away from Chicago. Set your GPS to Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview – just a 30-minute drive south of Chicago. Yes, you can also get there by CTA train and there’s affordable parking in Bridgeview. If you don’t want a 3-day onsite parking pass, check out alternative garages and parking lots near Seatgeek Stadium online.

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What is Summer Smash Festival 2023?

Summer Smash Festival is an annual hip hop music festival in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago-based SPKRBX produces the event and Cole Bennett’s multimedia company Lyrical Lemonade hosts it. Their mission is to promote upcoming artists and top trending artists usually headline the lineup to attract the fans. Last year, Wiz Kalifa, Post Malone, and over 60 others performed live at Douglass Park Golf Course, after the organizers promised a bigger and better event than ever before.

In 2023, Summer Smash is taking it up a notch again with a new venue near Chicago. The 3-day festival will have its usual three live stages – one inside the Seatgeek Stadium and two outside on padded turf fields. You’ll also find food and drink, art installations, and VIP experiences at the new venue in Bridgeview, IL.

What are the Summer Smash Festival 2023 dates?

June 23 to June 25

Gates open at 3 pm on Friday, June 23. On Saturday and Sunday, gate open earlier at 1 pm*. Separate VIP entry is available for VIP pass holders.

What is the Summer Smash 2023 lineup?

Kid Cudi, Future, and Playboi Carti are the headliners for each day. Around 60 artists* will take the stage at Summer Smash Festival 2023, including special guests like $uicideboy$ and Lil Uzi Vert. Other names on the lineup include Ice Spice, Glorilla, Juicy J, Luh Tyler, Trippie Redd, and more. You can expect some exciting local talent to be part of the Summer Smash Festival lineup 2023. Local rappers in Chicago perform at the festival every year, and some have carved out their place in the industry.

What is the schedule for Summer Smash Festival 2023?

The organizers are yet to release Summer Smash Festival schedule 2023 and the venue map. Check out the official website for updates closer to the event dates. Lineup and other details are subject to change; track up-to-date information about the festival on their social media feeds or website.

Summer Smash Festival tickets

Tickets are now available online* – this year 1-Day GA and VIP passes are also available. VIP and VIP Diamond passes offer additional perks like express entry, exclusive bars and lounges, and elevated viewing areas near the stage. VIP Diamond pass holders also get complimentary onsite parking. Summer Smash Festival is an all-ages event, but there are no discounted rates for children.

Ticket Rates

  • 1-Day GA Pass: $99
  • 3-day GA Pass: $299
  • 1-Day VIP Pass: $199
  • 3-Day VIP Pass: $499
  • Diamond VIP Pass: $1199

What are the VIP Diamond pass perks?

All VIP pass perks +

  • Dedicated entrance into the festival
  • Complimentary lunch, dinner, and snack
  • Unlimited access t premium lounge
  • Complimentary full-service bar
  • Elevated viewing near main stage
  • Complimentary parking
  • Exclusive amenities like restrooms and Concierge.

Summer Smash Festival venue

Douglass Park Golf Course in Chicago will no longer host the Summer Smash Festival. The event is moving into Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview – a suburb about 15 miles southwest of Chicago.

Seatgeek Stadium* is the home of NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars and MLS Next Pro’s Chicago Fire FC II. Chicago State Cougars also play at the soccer-specific stadium. It was originally called Toyota Park and can seat up to 20,000. The Bridgeview venue also hosts a number of summer concerts, festivals, and other special events.

How to Reach Seatgeek Stadium

Seatgeek Stadium is only a 30-minute drive from Chicago via the I-55. Chicago Midway International Airport is only 10-minutes away. If you are arriving by CTA train, the Midway Orange Line Station is the closest – 5 miles from the stadium.

The address is: 7000 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455

Summer Smash Festival Parking

Parking is available onsite at the Summer Smash Festival 2023 venue*. VIP Diamond pass holders get complimentary parking for all three days. Other can purchase 3-day parking passes from the official event website.

If you do not need parking for all three days or want to checkout alternative options, pre-book your Bridgeview Chicago parking spots in advance to avoid last minute delays. The demand could go up when a new event comes to town. Do not risk street parking if you aren’t sure about the rules.

How to find parking deals near Seatgeek Stadium?

Chicago parking apps and websites like Way have the lowest rates at top-rated garages and lots near Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview. Make sure to pre-book a spot as early as possible for guaranteed parking and more discounts. Most garages offer special rates for online reservations and it’s usually cheaper than drive-up rates.

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*Lineup, set times, dates, and event rules are subject to change. Check the official website and social media feed for up-to-date details.

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