Travis Scott (Rick Kern/WireImage)
Mayor Sylvester Turner named November 18 in the rapper’s honor
by Braudie Blais-Billie, Published on Pitchfork
It’s official – the city of Houston, Texas, has named November 18 “Astroworld Day” in honor of Travis Scott. Named after his 2018 album Astroworld, the city’s Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the honor following Scott’s inaugural Astroworld Festival, which brought 40,000 fans to Houston. Scott accepted the proclamation recognizing him as an ambassador for the arts, education, and youth initiatives at Houston’s city hall. In his acceptance speech, Scott said that the inspiration behind the festival and LP was Six Flag’s now-closed Astroworld in Houston. Watch it below.
GOT MY OWN DAY IN THE CITY !!!!
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 19, 2018
Thank you, @trvisXX for stopping by city hall the day after your successful #AstroworldFest2018 . Your message to the high school students in the room left a great impression. #TravisScott pic.twitter.com/EePpeNsfiW
— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) November 18, 2018
The first Astroworld Festival took place on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Houston’s NRG Park. The day-long event featured performances by Scott, Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Rae Sremmurd, and more.