Summer Jam

Summer Jam 2024 HIGHLIGHTS

Rakim, EPMD, Redman & Method Man, Jadakiss & Peter Gunz Pay Tribute To DJ Mister Cee
Sexyy Red Performs “Bow Bow Bow,” “Looking For The Hoes,” & More At Summer Jam 2024
Doja Cat Lights Up The Summer Jam Stage W/ A$AP Ferg, Busta Rhymes & Gunna

HOT 97’s Summer Jam is the largest live Hip Hop music & culture celebration in America, taking over New York with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop on one stage! Many consider it the most iconic Hip Hop show in the world, and it’s BACK for its 30th year as THE platform for Hip Hop’s biggest superstars.


Note: We recommend the use of public transportation to the venue due to limited parking.

UBS Arena has 5 parking areas, which can only be accessed via the Cross Island Parkway:

  • Belmont Park Garage Exit 26A
  • Diamond, Ruby, and Silver Parking Exit 26B (Hempstead Turnpike East)
  • Emerald Parking Exit 26D

We strongly encourage you to purchase parking ahead of time.

  • Advance online purchase closes 2 hours prior to the start of the event.
  • Diamond, Ruby, and Silver Parking require a pre-paid parking pass to enter. 
  • Passes in Diamond & Ruby Parking are not available for purchase.
  • To purchase parking, visit Ticketmaster.
  • Do not take Cross Island Parkway Exit 26B unless you have a pre-paid Diamond or Silver Parking pass.
  • For concerts, prices will increase $5 when purchased for Emerald Parking the day of the event

We encourage guests who are driving to input their parking area into their GPS for the best experience, as follows:
“UBS Arena Emerald Parking”
“UBS Arena Belmont Park Garage”
“UBS Arena Silver Parking”
“UBS Arena Diamond Parking”
“UBS Arena Ruby Parking”


Elmont – UBS Arena Station

  • Fare: Zone 4
  • Location: North of campus, short walk (10-15 min) to arena or accessible by free shuttle

Direct service from Grand Central Madison to Elmont-UBS Arena Station is now available. You can now get to UBS Arena from Grand Central and Penn Station in approximately 30 minutes.


UBS Arena is accessible by 3 bus lines:


Take the ferry from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson where you can connect to the LIRR.

Ride Share

The rideshare & drop off / pick up location is located on the north side of the arena and is only accessible via Cross Island Parkway Exit 26D and Green Road.

For Media Inquiries To HOT 97 Summer Jam email: using the subject
“Coverage for Summer Jam 24”

Watch as some of Summer Jam’s past acts return to react and share the stories behind some of hip hop’s most iconic performances!

Summer Jam Podcast Logo

Summer Jam: Through The Years, a documentary-style mini-series highlighting four Summer Jams throughout four decades of hip-hop. “Summer Jam: Through The Years” is hosted by HOT 97 personality and Ebro In The Morning co-host Laura Stylez who narrates a series of interviews conducted by HOT 97 in-house reporter Jason Peters.

This series has everything from bloody backstage dressing rooms to GRAMMY award winners being booed! Hear firsthand accounts of hip-hop history, hear stories that have never been told about your favorite artists, and learn about the biggest show in hip-hop!This series explores the creation of Summer Jam in 1994 up to the most recent Summer Jam in 2021! Guests include hip-hop royalty like Ralph McDaniels from Video Music Box, DJ ENUFF,

This series explores the creation of Summer Jam in 1994 up to the most recent Summer Jam in 2021! Guests include hip-hop royalty like Ralph McDaniels from Video Music Box, DJ ENUFF, DJ Bugsy Buggs, and Speech from Arrested Development – but also includes fresh voices in the hip-hop game like Capella Grey and DJ Drewski.