( New York , NY ) ““ HOT 97 (WQHT), New York’s #1 station for Hip-Hop and R&B, gears up to make internet history with the live stream of the biggest hip-hop concert of the year . HOT 97 Summer Jam 2011, live on HOT97.com, Hot97Official Facebook Page, and premier partner and label websites. On Sunday, June 5, 2011, HOT 97 will unite hip hop fans around the globe and bring the performances by Lil Wayne, Birdman, Young Money, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, Lloyd Banks & Friends and many more to millions of people straight to their computer, or smart phones for this exclusive, lean forward content experience.
Alex Cameron, SVP/ Market Manager, Emmis New York states “Trail blazing is what HOT 97 is known for. A station like no other, HOT 97 is a globally recognized best in breed brand that will now invite the world to witness the super bowl of hip hop” East Rutherford becomes “District 97, The state of hip hop” on Sunday June 5th, 2011
“Summer Jam is a Hip-Hop celebration every lover of this culture should experience. It’s one of a kind!” said Ebro Darden, VP of Programming Emmis NY. “While there is nothing like experiencing it live, we want to allow the world’s Hip-Hop community the opportunity to feel and see what the infamous HOT 97 Summer Jam is all about. Hopefully this HOT97.com event will capture why the Hip-Hop music culture is a phenomenon “ If you are not able to be in the building, the entire HOT 97 Summer Jam 2011 concert can be watched live on Hot97.com, Hot97Official Facebook Page, and premier partner and label websites from 6:00pm EST until 11:00pm EST. Of course the Summer Jam festival and pre-show experience outside the stadium will be exclusive to attendees, an event in itself and boasting the same capacity as Madison Square Garden…just to get warmed up!
“Boost Mobile has made several industry firsts in no-contract wireless,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Lifestyle Marketing, Boost Mobile. “We are excited to be a part of another first ““ this time with Hot 97 ““ that will give fans everywhere a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch such an iconic concert live.”
Tickets for HOT 97’s Summer Jam 2011 are still on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, by logging on to www.Ticketmaster.com, or at The New Meadowlands Stadium box office, but they are expected to sell out this weekend. A portion of the proceeds of Summer Jam 2011 benefit HOT 97’s Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation providing financial assistance to charities that benefit New York Tri-State communities.
For more information on HOT 97 and Summer Jam 2011, visit www.HOT97.com.