Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Kristin

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Heading to Summer Jam? Hot 97’s one-day annual hip-hop extravaganza in East Rutherford, New Jersey features the most popular acts in hip-hop and R&B right now and is known for always adding a few surprise guests.

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But how will you get there? This all-day event takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ . This year’s dates have yet to be announced. The location is about a 30-minute drive west of Manhattan, a 25-minute drive north of Newark Airport and a 45-minute drive northwest of JFK Airport. Regardless of which direction you’re traveling, renting a car is a great option for getting there. Here’s how to snag a great deal on a rental for your day at Summer Jam.

How to Get a Cheap Car Rental for Summer Jam

Book early. The best time to book your rental car is soon as you know you’re heading to Summer Jam, since some rental agencies may run out of vehicles. Unlike airline tickets, rental car reservations can usually be canceled without a penalty. The best strategy is to ask AutoSlash for a quote early on, and then keep checking to see if prices go down.

Track your reservation. It’s a huge time suck to constantly monitor for lower rates but, luckily, AutoSlash can to do this for you at no extra cost. After you book your car, ask AutoSlash to track your reservation. We’ll let you know if there’s a price drop so you can rebook at the lower rate.

Make the most of a weekend rate. Since Summer Jam takes place on a Sunday, you may be able to take advantage of a good one-day rate or attractive weekend promo rates but you should always read the fine print. Follow these tips to ensure you understand how to get the most bang for your buck on a promo rate.

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Check both on and off airport. Are you flying into Newark or JFK? Renting at a neighborhood location can often save money, but off-airport rates aren’t always cheaper, so it pays to check both.

2021 Summer Jam Line-Up is TBD

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The 2021 Summer Jam line-up is TBD, but it will likely feature a wide variety of big-name artists, as well as some buzzy up-and-comers. Past headliners include:

  • Cardi B
  • Meek Mill
  • Migos
  • Tory Lanez
  • A Boogie
  • Rich the Kid
  • Funk Flex
  • Davido
  • Casanova
  • City Girls
  • Blueface
  • Melii
  • Nicole Bus
  • G4 Boyz
  • Megan Thee Stallion

How to get to Summer Jam: In Google Maps, Waze or your favorite navigational app, put “MetLife Stadium” into the search bar.