4 Reasons You Can’t Miss Summer Jam ’14

Hot 97 always does it big — and this year, since Summer Jam turns 20, we expect it to be extra fierce. Don’t wait too long to grab your tickets and round up your crew. You’re gonna want to watch all the action live on Sunday, June 1 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Here are just a few reasons why you’ve gotta be there (as if you really needed any):

1. Mack Wilds will be rockin’ the Festival Stage. The next best thing to actually meeting your celeb crush in person is seeing him doing his thang on stage. Start making those posters and planning your concert #OOTD now. When he looks out into the crowd and lays eyes on you, you’ll want to look extra nice.

2. You’ll need some chill time in between cramming for finals and actually taking them. The end of the school year brings a combo of stress and excitement — you know the end is right around the corner, but you still have to get through those end-of-course tests. Reward yourself for all of the hard work you’ve put in this year and celebrate the start of summer by jammin’ live to your favorite artists.

3. Trey, Mack, and Childish Gambino won’t be the only cuties on duty. For real. Not only will you get a chance to revel in the talented glow of those three (and more!), but you’ll also get to bask in the sea of plenty more eye candy. And you won’t even have to be shy about talking to them — you’ll have the perfect ice breakers right in front of you: your shared taste in music. Chat it up with the new dudes you meet and have a ball dancing with them all day long.

4. You’ll Make History. Summer Jam has been blazin’ since 1994, but this year is its 20th anniversary — and that will never come around again. Be there as they set the party off with the old-school and the new-school — classic Nas and The Roots alongside newer hitmakers, such as Jhené Aiko, Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, and more! 


Have you ever been to Summer Jam? Are you going this year? Tell us in the comments!

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