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.

Its all about the youth

Back, Bigger, and Better

This year we are doing Iowa Summer Jam at the Grandest Stage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The McGrath Ampitheatre. The artist will have the full stage with one of the largest audiences they’ve ever performed at.

But its not just about the performances. It all starts with our youth. The Big Bang Foundation is partnering up to give kids everything they need for the summer

Staff Count
Artist Slots

Help us GIVE BACK to the city!

Help us raise money to donate Summer Clothes, Books, and Swim Passes to kids in need. The Big Bang Foundation wants to raise up to $10,000 to give back to the community

Where to go and where to find us?


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

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.


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.

Book Venue

First step to pulling off Iowa Summer Jam was to reserve the most fitting and best venue in the area. Which is the McGrath Ampitheatre


The next step is to promote the event. Setting up all promotional material such as flyers, ads, the website, sponsorship and artist packages etc.

Artist and Staff

This event cannot be successful if ran by one. Since this event is for Iowa. It is going to take the best of Iowa coming together in order to work. Staff from security, to event planners, sound, lights, djs, and of course the artist

The Event

After having all goals aligned and everything set in motion the last step is promoting the event itself. Friday June 30th Iowa Summer Jam will commence at the McGrath Ampitheatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 11am to 10pm