Summer Jam

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Summer Jam
Location(s) East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Years active 1994–present
Founded by Hot 97
Date(s) Early June
Genre Hip hop
Website Official website

Summer Jam is the annual hip-hop fest held in East Rutherford, New Jersey and sponsored by New York based radio station Hot 97FM. Normally held in June, the concert features the most popular acts that hip-hop and R&B have to offer in a particular year.

The hip-hop summer festival format was originally pioneered and popularized by San Francisco radio station KMEL with their large-scale Summer Jam concerts[1] from 1987 through the 1990s and present day.[2] KMEL continues to host smaller versions of the event annually.[3]

Similarly, Los Angeles station KKBT held an annual Summer Jam hip-hop concert during the 1990s after hiring KMEL's Program Director in 1993.[1] The concert was discontinued as the station switched formats.

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Summer Jam 2008[edit]

The 2008 Summer Jam concert took place at Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, NJ, on June 1, 2008.

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Summer Jam 2009[edit]

The 2009 Summer Jam concert did take place at Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, NJ, on June 7, 2009. The concert was being billed on Hot97's official site as "The Final Hip Hop Concert In Giants Stadium History!!!". The show was hosted by Tracy Morgan and Angie Martinez.

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Summer Jam 2010[edit]

The 2010 Summer Jam concert took place at New Meadowlands Stadium, in East Rutherford, NJ, on June 6, 2010. The concert Is being billed as both "The biggest hip hop concert in the world." and "New Meadowlands Stadium's first hip hop concert." Artists were announced on May 3, 2010 on The Angie Martinez Show.

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  1. ^ a b "KMEL Summer Jam Part 1 - The Original "Summer Jam" concerts by Andrew Knyte of NJS4E". njs4ever.com. 2003. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ "KMEL Summer Jam Part 2". njs4ever.com. 2003. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.kmel.com/pages/summerjam/
  4. ^ "Where Hip Hop Lives". HOT 97. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Chris Brown, Wu-Tang Clan, Miguel & More To Perform At 2013 Summer Jam". Billboard. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  6. ^ Paine, Jake (2013-04-11). "Joey Bada$, Action Bronson, Others On HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Village Bill". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-06-02.