Travis Scott takes Houstonians on a crazy ride with new music festival

Photo by Dave LaChapelle

Photo by Dave LaChapelle

Music to the ears of local rapper enthusiasts, Missouri City native Travis Scott keeps the love for his hometown coming with the announcement of a brand new music fest, deemed Astroworld Festival. The music affair is slated for Saturday, November 17, at NRG Park, across the 6-10 freeway from the former home of the now-defunct AstroWorld amusement park.

The news of Astroworld Festival comes hot off the heels of Travis Scott's third studio album, Astroworld, which was released last Friday and currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Grammy Award-nominated artist puts his Houston roots on display with the references to Six Flags Astroworld, which closed in 2005, using it not only in the monikers of the festival and his latest album but also with nods to the city on several tracks on the 17-song album.

References to H-Town span from devoting the song “RIP Screw” to slo-mo pioneer D.J. Screw, the originator of Houston’s chopped and screwed sound and the head of the Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.) collective, to the mention of Jamie Foxx’s character Willie Beaman from the film Any Given Sunday in “Wake Up.” Beeman played college ball at the University of Houston. (Foxx, although not from Houston, is from Terrell, Texas.)

Early bird and VIP tickets are on sale now at the Festival's website. Early bird general admission tickets are $99 per person plus a $22.33 fee. VIP tickets range from $250 per person with a $49.78 fee to $550 per person with an $89.55 fee.

At $250, you get admission and a dedicated VIP entrance, viewing area, bar, and restrooms. At the $550 level, you get all of the above, along with Astroworld merchandise and access to a Super VIP premium deck, bar and lounge, and air-conditioned restrooms. Because luxury has its price.