Summer Smash Festival 2022: PHOTO GALLERY

Playboi Carti, Post Malone and surprise guest Quavo were among the artists at this weekend’s music celebration in Douglass Park.

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Sunday’s Summer Smash lineup peaked with a towering finale by Playboi Carti.

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Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival, one of the largest showcases for hip-hop, wrapped up Sunday at Douglass Park (1401 S. Sacramento Dr.).

The festival featured three stages with some of the biggest musicmakers in the genre. Bars, a culinary village and immersive art experiences were also part of the mix.

You couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday and Sunday, as the skies over Chicago were a turquoise blue and the humidity-free sunshine was served well by cool breezes.

Thousands flocked to the festival grounds for a lineup of more than 60 artists including G Herbo, Polo G, Dreezy, Playboi Carti, BIA, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and headliner/first-time papa Post Malone. Malone’s fiancee gave birth to their daughter recently (the date has not been revealed, nor has the identity of the singer’s longtime lady love).

Cordae and Quavo dropped by for surprise sets.

Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds from Saturday and Sunday.

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Rapper 2 Chainz played along to his drummer at Summer Smash on Sunday.

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Quavo (left), from Migos, performed a surprise Summer Smash set Sunday featuring Lil Yachty.

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Rapper Lil Yachty had the crowd screaming as the sun started to set on Sunday at Summer Smash.

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$not, who performed Sunday with his face covered, waves a vest that a fan brought to Summer Smash.

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Rapper Cordae performed a surprise set Sunday at Summer Smash at Douglass Park.

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Key Glock played an energetic set Sunday at Summer Smash in Douglass Park.

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Food trucks from Harold’s Chicken and other Chicago restaurants keep fans fed at Summer Smash.

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Oliver Tree brought irreverent style to Summer Smash on Sunday.

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Flo Milli is all smiles during her Sunday afternoon set at the Summer Smash.

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Fans take videos and sing along to Flo Milli on Sunday, the last day of Summer Smash at Douglass Park.

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Post Malone performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park on Saturday night.

Post Malone performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park on Saturday night.

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Post Malone performs at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival in Chicago on Saturday night.

Post Malone performs at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival in Chicago on Saturday night.

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Post Malone performs the closing set on Saturday night at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park.

Post Malone performs the closing set on Saturday night at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park.

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Post Malone crouches over a speaker as performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park on Saturday night.

Post Malone crouches over a speaker as performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park on Saturday night.

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Polo G performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park, Saturday, June 18, 2022. 

Polo G performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park, Saturday, June 18, 2022.

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Polo G performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park, Saturday, June 18, 2022. 

Polo G performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival on Saturday.

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Fans sing along and cheer as Polo G performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park on Saturday.

Fans sing along and cheer as Polo G performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park on Saturday.

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BIA performs on the-SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip Hop Music Festival.

BIA performs on the-SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip Hop Music Festival.

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BIA performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park, 

BIA performs on on Saturday afternoon at the Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival in Douglass Park,

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Nardo Wick performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

Nardo Wick performs on the Lyrical Lemonade stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

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Festival goers get their hair braided at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park.

Festival goers get their hair braided at the 2022 Summer Smash Hip-Hop Music Festival at Douglass Park.

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Fans cheer as Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash. .

Fans cheer as Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash. .

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Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

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Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

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Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

Ski Mask the Slump God performs on the SPKBX stage at the 2022 Summer Smash.

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