The 98PXY Summer Jam has become an annual rite of the warmer months, with past performers ranging in scope from Destiny's Child to Aaron Carter. This year's iteration of the Jam doesn't feature any bona fide superstars, but if you should recognize at least one of each of the artists' songs. From the maddeningly addictive (Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe") to the silly (Wallpaper's "F**king Best Song Everrr"), each of this year's artists can lay some claim to being The Next Big Thing. Whether or not you appreciate 98PXY's taste in music, it's difficult to deny that its finger is on the collective pulse of the pop landscape. In addition to the two mentioned, Breathe Carolina, Neon Hitch, Chiddy Bang, DEV, Karmin, and local product Gym Class Heroes all perform.
The 98PXY Summer Jam kicks off at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. $30-$50. 98pxy.com. — BY ANDY KLINGENBERGER