It's Back, Bigger, and Better than ever!!!!

It has been 7 years since the last Iowa Summer Jam! This time we are doing it at the Grandest Stage in Cedar Rapids. The McGrath Ampitheatre. Bring the family for fun festivities from 11am-10pm. Live Performances throughout the day….. 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.

Ike Midas

Rap Artist

Isaac Burris

Pop Artist

Lou Kane

Hip Hop Artist

Alicia Monee

R&B Artist



Doors open at 11am. And clean family appropriate music will be played until the first performance at 3pm


Isaac Burris and Alicia Monee will open up the show with covers and a performance that will be fun and highly enjoyable right at 3pm. Other performers will fill in then until 6pm when they hit the stage again to perform original content.


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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The McGrath Ampitheatre is located at 475 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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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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Not far from the McGrath Ampitheatre is the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. 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 wasn’t designated. To correct this there are a few different areas available for parking that will be updated from the staff of the McGrath Amphitheatre

Food and Drinks

There will be a food and beverage vender inside the amphitheater and there is also a bar&grill located directly across the street.

Costs of Admission

Kids 12/under

Free / 11am-3pm

All kids ages 12 and under are free before 3pm

Advanced Ticket

$25 / day

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General Admission

$30 / day

Pay $30 at the door day of

Our Sponsors

Here is a list of our current sponsors

Latest News

Here are some of the latest updates for Iowa Summer Jam! Feelfree to subscribe below to receive real time updates via email

June 19, 2018
Hip Hop Performer: Young Rambo

Young Rambo is a Sioux City native coming to rock the stage at Summer Jam. He'll be captivating the audience with his si...

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June 18, 2018
Sponsor: Hot 95.7

Iowa Summer Jam, T1 Entertainment, and the Big Bang Foundation would like to send a HUGE thank you out to Hot95.7 for be...

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June 18, 2018
Dance Perfomers: Kids Against Violence

Kids Against Violence are a non profit organization that perform hip hop, lyrical and praise dances as well as speak at...

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Mark your Calendars!

Saturday June 30th from 11am-10pm at the McGrath Ampitheatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa