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HOT 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium

Sunday, June 2, 2019, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, HOT 97 Summer Jam is the event of the year where historic moments are made and Hip Hop music & culture are celebrated!

Every year they bring the hottest names to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium and this year is no exception. #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino meets up with two familiar voices, HOT97’s DJ Wallah and Miabelle to discuss this years’ line up.

This year’s Summer Jam performers include Grammy Award-winning artist and Bronx native, Cardi B, rapper, songwriter, and activist, Meek Mill, two-time platinum selling Hip Hop group, Migos, singer-producer, Tory Lanez, XXL Magazine Freshmen alum, A Boogie, and more.

This years line up has more to offer, as well. As Wallah puts it, “this year’s line up is full of artists that are buzzing throughout the internet and online…Summer Jam got the artists that we really want to connect with this year.”

Additional performers include Rich the Kid, Funk Flex & the Heavy Hitters, Davido, Casanova, Melii, City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion, and , as well as numerous surprise guests, a staple element of Summer Jam.

HOT 97 also has a huge opportunity for new artists, with their Who’s Next Destination Summer Jam contest. Artists can submit tracks, climb the leaderboard and hopefully win the Grand Prize of opening up at Summer Jam Festival Village Stage!

Tickets are on sale now at hot97.com/summerjam and all Ticketmaster platforms. They are not available at MetLife on the day of the event, so make sure to snag yours as soon as possible!

Puppy Costume Parade + Family Fall Festival!

As you all know, halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Long Branch Fall Festival and Pooch Parade! This is an event for the WHOLE family to enjoy, puppies included! It will take place at Pier Village, along the oceanfront boardwalk on Saturday, October 27th

Although the costumed puppies will definitely be the highlight of the event, there will be activities for the rest of the family to enjoy as well! The Festival will include bouncy rides, a costumed puppy parade, arts and crafts, touch a truck, craft vendors, a kids costume parade, Fresh Farmers and Makers Market, shopping, food and drink specials at local restaurants, and more!  A DJ will be present as well, along with costumed characters!

You will also be able to take the kiddies trick or treating throughout the shops of Pier Village and their Chamber of Commerce trailer and the Bungalow Hotel! They’ll love the idea of early trick or treating! The Pooch Parade will begin at 12pm, with the line-up happening at 11:30am. The Kids Costume Parade will begin at 2pm. The entire festival will go on from 11am-4pm

This is a cute and fun event for families or even groups of friends. Pier Village is looking to break last year’s 400-person record, and we know they can with #HipNj‘s help! 

See you there!

 

 

36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Hip New Jersey attended the 36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning that took place at Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J. from July 27-29. This festival featured a wide variety of vendors, food/drink options, attractions, live performances and of course, the balloon launches.

The event included various sponsors such as PNC Bank, Progressive, Lenovo and Playstation among others. Furthermore, many sponsors offered a wide variety of food and drink options throughout the event such as Pepsi, Snapple, Bimbo, Fairlife, Red Bull, Perdue and many more. There were also a wide variety of arts & crafts, non-profits and other vendors present as well.

In addition, the event offered a wide variety of amusement rides such as a ferris wheel, carousel and slides to name a few. Also, throughout the weekend human cannonballs joined the fun as well as a juggler and magician. The festival had live performances each day such as Chuck Schubert, Oasis as well as karaoke for guests.

The balloons started to launch at 6:30p.m. each day as well as at 6:30a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the course of the next hour, around 100 balloons ascended and filled the sky. Some of these balloons included: Wonder, RE/MAX, Garden Spot Village, PNC Bank, Captain America and Elvis. When the majority of the balloons had launched, they made for a very photogenic, nice backdrop against the summer skies.

Following the balloon launch, there was a concert and fireworks two of the three days. The big name artists included Andy Grammer, Lifehouse and Credence Clearwater Revisited and played for around an hour. Finally, the spectacular fireworks ended off the nights with around a half hour long firework display.

For more information on this year’s balloon festival, click here!