Trae Day is back and bigger than ever. Literally.
H-Town’s ultimate “Hometown Hero,” Trae Tha Truth, has quadrupled the size of his own celebration. And we're here for it. The new “Trae Weekend” will take place from July 22 through 25, and the festivities will be filled with concerts, comedy routines, and philanthropic ventures for all of Houston to see.
In case you're somehow out of the loop, Trae Tha Truth has made a name for himself as both a prolific rapper and an ever-ready philanthropist—seriously, he rescued one of us once—giving back to the community by himself and through his organization, Angel by Nature, with its now locally famous Relief Gang. Trae’s efforts earned him an annual “Trae Day,” July 22, starting in 2008, according to his website.
And every year, the multi-hyphenate uses this day to share with the community, hosting celebrity kickball games, handing out school supplies, and, of course, hosting celebrity concerts. This year’s no exception; last month he announced a partnership with former Houston Rockets star James Harden to provide college scholarships to 10 students facing financial hardships. What is different is how many days and ways Trae Tha Truth’s spreading his Trae Day love across the city.
Everything kicks off on July 23, with a concert, “Trae Day featuring Trae Tha Truth & friends” at White Oak Music Hall ($20–85). Then, on July 25 he hosts his “Family Fun-Day'' at Aveva Stadium. There’ll be free school supplies and giveaways, carnival rides, exotic cars, including slabs, fake snow, and more. Finally, on July 25 there will be a Funny By Nature comedy festival at House of Blues ($25-$45) featuring Haha Davis, B. Simone, and others.
The cherry on top of it all? The official Trae Day, July 22, will mark the grand opening of the rapper’s new ice cream parlor, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, in Katy. A franchise location of the Dallas-based company, the Katy shop (20920 Katy Freeway Suite #S, Katy) will employ adults with Down syndrome and on the autism spectrum, according to the Houston Chronicle.
That sure-to-be-scrumptious occasion will also debut Trae Tha Truth’s own ice cream flavors, “Trae Funnel Cake” and “Trae Cinnamon World,” a delicious surprise he announced late last week. Now that’s what we call sweet.
More info about Trae Weekend on Trae Tha Truth’s Instagram.