Summer Jam

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For the song by The Underdog Project, see Summer Jam (The Underdog Project song). For the 1973 Concert at Watkins Glen Raceway, see Summer Jam at Watkins Glen.
Not to be confused with Summerjam.
Summer Jam
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Genre Hip hop
Location(s) East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Years active 1994–present
Founded by Hot 97
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.

The concert has increasing become a scene of drug use and violence over the years. The most recent festival held on June 7, 2015 included a riot in the stadium parking lot. The disturbance began when crowds of people without tickets attempted to enter the stadium anyway by climbing over the fence and were stopped by New Jersey State Police. At this time, the decision to close all gates to the stadium was made and those in the parking lot were asked to leave. Instead of leaving, the crowd began throwing glass bottles and other objects at police. The police responded with riot gear, armored vehicles, and pepper spray. Multiple arrests were made.[4][5]

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Summer Jam 2008[edit]

The 2008 Summer Jam concert took place at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts (now the Xfinity Center) in Mansfield, MA 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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