Travis Scott announces Astroworld Week

Week includes film screening, celeb golf tourney, softball game and more

Texas-born, GRAMMY Award-nominated, multi-Platinum hip hop artist and business mogul, Travis Scott has just unveiled a new slate of events scheduled to take place the week leading up to and in days following his third annual sold out Astroworld Festival.

Known as Astroworld Week, these new events across Scott’s hometown of Houston are all meant to raise awareness and proceeds in support of his nonprofit organization, Cactus Jack Foundation whose mission is to empower and enrich the lives of youth in Houston and beyond by providing access to both education and creative resources while ensuring long-term success.

The largest artist-curated music festival in the world, as well as the largest music event in Scott’s hometown of Houston, will return soon to NRG Park on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th. Similar to years past, fans at the sold out Astroworld Festival will soon be treated to a festival-going experience like no other as every detail is an extension of Scott’s personal creativity and unique vision.

Cactus Jack x Nike via SNKRS Pass will be held November 2nd and 3rd at Space Village in Houston.

Cactus Jack Design Center x TX/RX Labs will be held on November 3rd in Houston at 9:30 am. Cactus Jack Design Center is an innovative hub and transformational youth center connecting high school students to educational resources, hands-on training, and mentorship that will unlock new pathways to career, college, and workforce opportunities in graphic and fashion design.  Event includes press conference to support the launch of Cactus Jack x Parsons Design Ethos 101.

Cactus Jack Gardens takes place on November 3rd at 10 am at Young Elementary School in Houston. Cactus Jack Gardens initiative is a collaborative effort between Houston Independent School District (HISD), Cactus Jack Foundation, the City of Houston, and several community partners to introduce Houston-area students to learning opportunities related to agriculture, food and nutrition, entrepreneurship, and enhanced life skills development.

Cactus Jack Foundation’s Celebrity Golf Tournament, Presented by Nike Jordan Brand will be held November 3rd at Woodlands Country Club in Woodland, TX. Registration & luncheon begin at 11 am followed by 9 Hole Shotgun at 12:30 pm as well as closing awards, games and cookout at 3 pm.

The Cactus Jack x Nike Jordan Brand Basketball Court takes place November 3rd at 3 pm at Sunnyside Community Center in Houston. Cactus Jack Foundation and Jordan Brand partner with the City of Houston to unveil a new outdoor court at Sunnyside Park and to offer a basketball clinic to 75 fifth graders from the historic Sunnyside community.

The Cactus Jack Foundation Fall Classic Softball Game takes place on November 4th at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Cactus Jack Foundation presents the inaugural Fall Classic Softball Game featuring an all-star lineup of athletes and entertainers in support of Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation and the City of Houston. Gates open at 11 am followed by a home run derby at 1 pm and softball game at 2 pm. Tickets available via mlb.com.

Following the week of festivities on Monday, November 8th will be the film premiere of Astroworld Festival x A24 Present: Red Rocket. Red Rocket is the new film from writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine) starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance, Red Rocket is a darkly funny and humane portrait of a uniquely American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him. The film was shot in the Houston area (Texas City, Port Arthur) and will be the film’s Texas premiere. Event features Scott, Baker, Rex and cast at Moonstruck Drive-In in Houston.

Over 100,000 fans from across the globe are slated to attend the third-year music festival, which returns to Scott’s hometown of Houston. The 2021 event features an expanded two-day format on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th due to overwhelming demand from fans.

With a new creative theme, “Open Your Eyes To A Whole New Universe”, the critically-acclaimed rapper turned mainstream culture phenom will once again curate and produce his very own larger-than-life multi-stage music festival in his hometown of Houston, while also bringing back the beloved spirit and nostalgia of the legendary and now-defunct amusement park – AstroWorld ­– that Scott visited countless times as a child.

During the festival’s last iteration in November 2019, the one-day event played host to over 50,000 fans from across the globe for Scott’s special celebration of hip-hop, pop music, and Houston culture. As Scott himself solely curates and hand-selects the festival’s music lineup, past festival performances have featured some of today’s most sought-after music acts beyond just hip-hop and R&B including Post Malone, Rosalia, Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, and Playboi Carti, among many others.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the festival’s official charity partner, Cactus Jack Foundation. Founded by Scott, the nonprofit organization seeks to empower and enrich the lives of youth by providing access to education and creative resources to ensure long-term success.

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