Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival — Day 1 PHOTO HIGHLIGHTSSun-Times staffon August 20, 2021 at 11:24 pm

It’s billed as the “premiere hip-hop music festival in the Midwest.” And with good reason. Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival has returned, this time in a three-day iteration in Douglass Park, featuring an eclectic lineup of musicmakers and emcees.

Here’s a look at some of the sights and sounds of the 2021 festival.

Chicago native Baha Bank$ poses for a portrait backstage after performing on Day 1 of the Summer Smash Festival in Douglass Park.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Festival goers await entry on Day 1 of the Summer Smash Festival in Douglass Park on Aug. 20, 2021.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Chicago-native Supa Bwe performs on day one of the Summer Smash Festival in Douglass Park, Friday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2021.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Chicago-native Supa Bwe jumps into the crowd as he performs on day one of the Summer Smash Festival in Douglass Park, Friday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2021.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Festival-goers dance as Chicago-native Supa Bwe performs on day one of the Summer Smash Festival in Douglass Park, Friday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2021.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

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