McKinley Morganfield worked his way north to Chicago, after growing up in the Mississippi Delta. he played the Blues the whole way here and is the legendary artist who electrified the Blues. Best known as Muddy Waters, he discovered “God’s Country” here in Westmont and made our Village his home from 1973 until he passed in 1983. Muddy participated in the community, performed at the high school and local festivals and enjoyed living here in Westmont.
The Taste of Westmont honors his memory and the blues, by hosting a blues tribute on Sunday of the Taste. Well known Blues Artists, as well as local performers grace our stage each year to remember Muddy and the Blues–be sure not to miss our Open Mic Blues Jam each year!
The Taste of Wesmont is located on Cass Avenue in Downtown Westmont. The festival starts at Cass and Chicago Avenue and continues south to Cass and Burlington Avenue.
What’s Happenin’ at The Taste?
Our Craft Show Committee is now accepting applications July 13, 14 & 15. Craft spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. SPACE IS LIMITED
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2017 Food Vendors
Neat Kitchen & Bar
and more to come!!
Thanks to our Sponsors and Friends
They help make the Taste of Westmont a Success!
Corporate & Platinum Sponsors
Also from Westmont Special Events
Westmont Street Fair & Cruisin’ Nights
Thursdays 5-9pm in Downtown Westmont – June-July-August
The Street Fair features live music, radio station promotions, business and restaurant specials, and more. All cars are invited to come out each week, but there will be weekly car theme awards and raffles.
Big Thank you to Westmont Methodist Church, N. ILL Raptors, Bank of America, Convenient Mart & L&J Auto.
“This years event will be the best ever”
“The WSEC is adding new theme nights to include hot rods and foreign cars. I know a lot of hard work has gone into the planning and the results will be spactacular! This event has grown year after year and 2016 should be the best yet”
Westmont Special Events is proud to host some of our community’s most popular events. Our volunteers are excited to bring events such as Westmont Cruisin’ Nights and the Taste of Westmont to the residents of our community. We invite everyone to get involved and happy fun!
John Chorney, Westmont Special Events President
We want to thank all of our wonderful volunteers – we couldn’t do this without them. It’s important to give back to your community and Westmont Special Events is a great way to get involved, have fun, and give back.
These events would not be possible without all of our incredible sponsors. We thank our business community for their generous support. These are some of the biggest events in the western suburbs, so the exposure that our sponsors receive is tremendous.