Iowa Summer Jam is back!

Iowa Summer Jam is an all day music festival for all ages which showcases local talent of all genres from various cities in Iowa at one big venue. The first Summer Jam in 2011 thrown by Big Bang made history in Iowa. A huge networking event that has built life long working relationships and friendships that have blossomed to major opportunities and lasted over the years. Last year’s Iowa Summer Jam was held at McGrath Amphitheatre the state’s larges outdoor venue. This year we are putting more focus on the back to school drive aspect of the event and instead of going for a larger venue we are investing more in the supplies and even accepting backpacks as a form of admission. Iowa Summer Jam 2019 will be held at Hawkeye Downs Saturday July 13th from 3pm – 10pm. Tickets are only $10 or you get free admission by donating a backpack.….. Read More

What is Summer Jam

Summer Jam is a huge event done in all major states. Its a festival with a grand stage that allows all performers of all genres from all over the state to put on a concert and come together. And now it is making its way back to Iowa, and presented by T1 Entertainment and the Big Bang Foundation.

Featured Artist

The biggest part of Iowa Summer Jam is the artist. This is a showcase of the most talented performers across Iowa. To nominate an artist or inquire please click the contact button above.

Isaac Burris

Headlining - Pop Arist


Headling - Hip Hop Artist

B. On The Beat

Hip Hop Artist - Keokuk

Ro Pesci

Hip Hop Artist - Davenport



Doors open at 3pm. And clean family appropriate music will be played until the first performance at 5pm


5pm the first performance will happen.


Hip Hop performances begin at 7pm until close the night. These will be more explicit performances. Mature audiences recommended.


Squiddy Boiz Lou Kane and Ike Midas will close the show from 9:30pm – 9:50. Event ends at 10pm

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Hawkeye Downs is located at 4400 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Travel to Iowa

We will have attendees from all over the country flying in to attend this event. People who are originally from Iowa that moved away. Individuals with industry connections that are scouting talent to see who is the best Iowa has to offer. As well as folks passing by who have never been to Iowa from afar.

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Hawkeye Dwons is right down the road from the 33rd avenue hotels. If you are traveling from out of town this is the best location to book your stay for the shortest commute.

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Last year parking was a huge problem, this year the problem is solved by one of the biggest lots in the city. Hawkeye Downs has plenty of spaces available to accommodate a packed house.

Food and Drinks

There will be a food and beverages available inside Hawkeye Downs. With that being said there is no outside food or drink allowed.

Costs of Admission

Kids 12/under

Free / 11am-3pm

All kids ages 12 and under are free before 3pm

Advanced Ticket

$10 / day

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General Admission

$15 / day

Pay $15 at the door day of

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Mark your Calendars!

Saturday July 13th from 3pm-10pm at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa