Over the past decade, Hyde Park Summerfest has turned a small car park craft beer event into one of summer’s most awaited events. Now in its ninth year, this loving effort by Founder Jonathan Swain, Creative Director Dave Jeff and recent partner Noosa Ehimwenman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bowa Construction. has grown into a large-scale event spanning two days. The 2022 festival will attract more than 25,000 visitors, and organizers expect 20,000 to attend each day this year. Its line-up rivals the city’s biggest festivals. The first day will feature a headliner set by long-running hip-hop group Clipse, made up of brother rappers Pusha T and Nor Malice. It’s a rare treat, as they’ve only performed as a duo twice in the last decade. Other highlights include South Africa-based DJ and producer Uncle Waffles, hitmaker veteran 2 Chainz, and non-local hip-hop his duo Mother Nature. On day two, rap pioneer Lil’ Kim, Brooklyn’s Laura Brook (who took 2022 by storm with her mega-hit single “Don’t Play With It”), and genre-crossing keyboardist and producer Robert More powerful performers such as Grasper will appear. black radio III In February, it won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the festival will also celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary on Day Two, with local pioneers performing under the name ‘Chicago Hip-Hop 50’. . This once-in-a-lifetime extravagant show features speed rap maven Twista (secretly one of rap’s most influential artists), eclectic save money rapper and activist Vic Mensa, and Chicago’s rap godmother. Shona and two of the city’s most respected groups, Crucial Conflict, will join. , multi-platinum album of the late 90s last tick Chicago hip-hop was catapulted to mainstream success by Do or Die in 1996 with the groundbreaking platinum single “Po Pimp.” Chicago has a lot of hip-hop history, and Hyde Park’s Summerfest created the perfect opportunity to give a proper lesson (or refresher course, for fans of a certain age). This year’s line-up shines a positive light on the South, highlighting and celebrating Chicago’s best artists alongside a handpicked selection of global artists.
Hyde Park Summerfest Day one of the two-day festival will feature Clipse, 2 Chainz, Uncle Waffles, Oxlade featuring Libianca, Terry Hunter, Alex Isley, All Summa, DJ Diesel, Mother Nature, Philmore Greene, Redcup Karaoke, DJ BG, Protege, Featuring DJ Ca$. h Era, DJ RTC, DJ Ringo. Sat 6/17 12pm-10pm, Midway Plaisance, 59th, Cottage Grove, $99-$129 1-Day Pass, $179-$209 2-Day Pass, All Ages
Hyde Park Summerfest The second day of the two-day festival will feature Lil’ Kim, Toby Nwigwe, Robert Glasper, Chicago Hip-Hop 50 (Vic Mensa, Twista, Shona, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die), Jonathan McReynolds, Laura Brooke, Jay Ira, Omen, Mustafa Rocks, Bool Master, Nosyke, Kid Cray, Duane Powell, Dee Jay Alicia, Barbal Quest, Ty Hill, and 3Snapz . 6/18 12pm-10pm, Midway Plaisance, 59th, Cottage Grove, $99-$129 1-Day Pass, $179-$209 2-Day Pass, All Ages