The Johns Hopkins Annual Music Festival, better known as JAM, is a free fall music festival that kicks off the school year. It’s even more fun this year - our third time around hosting this concert, we’re excited to be bringing two prominent hip-hop artists, held in a larger outdoor space that will be inviting to both the Hopkins and Baltimore community. JAM is a space to enjoy live music from exciting musical artists and enjoy the outdoors.


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Amine’s debut single "Caroline" is definitely recognizable after peaking at No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100 last year. Aminé followed it up one year later with an LP that expanded on his colorful pop chops with R&B-styled grooves and a mannish flow that's given his hometown more mainstream hip-hop cred than it's enjoyed since Fred Armisen fumbled through the history of rap on an old episode of Portlandia.

(Source: NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series, by Rodney Carmichael)

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Tobi Lou has built an inviting world full of cartoon characters, whimsical visuals, and a unique personal style. Of course, none of this would matter if the music wasn't great. After gaining early buzz with songs like "Pretty Please" and "Game Ova" in 2015, he kicked this year off with an excellent three-song EP called tobi lou and the Moon that showed off his ear for melody and an ability to write clever, relatable songs.

(Source: Pigeons and Planes by Eric Skelton)


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This year's JAM will be on Saturday, September 8 at 7 PM - 9 PM at Johns Hopkins University's Beach. Doors open at 6 PM. Admission is free, and non-Johns Hopkins students may attend. Don't forget to mark yourself as "Going" on our Facebook event page for important announcements and updates!

This event is alcohol- and drug-free. Please note that JHU Security will be strictly enforcing this policy and a ban on open containers of alcohol. 


Does your business or organization want to sponsor JAM this year? Sponsors receive a variety of marketing and event partnership benefits with the HOP, depending on the level.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please reach out to one of the following contacts for more information. We'd love to give you more information on why a partnership with us will be great for everyone! 

Clarissa Chen, clarichen@jhu.edu

Jenna Pasternak, jpasternak@jhu.edu

Liz Pence, epence2@jhu.edu