Travis Scott's highly anticipated Astroworld fest expands into a week of philanthropy. 

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Travis Scott’s Astroworld fest has finally arrived. What started in 2018 as an album paying homage to the departed Six Flags theme park has quickly become Houston’s biggest music event. Now, Scott is taking Astroworld beyond the stage and into a full-fledged week of philanthropy and fun. 

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 2 Scott will host Astroworld Week, a citywide takeover that will bring awareness and raise funds for the emcee's non-profit, the Cactus Jack Foundation. Founded with the mission to empower and enrich the lives of youth in Houston through creative and educational resources, the Cactus Jack Foundation has provided scholarships for HBCU students through the Waymon Webster Scholarship program and is working to combat food insecurity through its community garden.

Ahead of Astroworld, the inaugural week of events include a pop-up at Scott’s storefront, Space Village, a celebrity golf tournament, a public unveiling of the Cactus Jack and Nike basketball court at Sunnyside Community Center, and a softball game at Minute Maid Park. Following the two-day festival, fans can also attend the movie premiere for Red Rocket, a film born from Travis Scott’s partnership with A24.

 

In a post announcing the first-ever Astroworld Week, Travis writes, “A wild week is upon us. But injecting the city with inspirational features and activities for charity is a must...Bringing the ones I build with to the city and I thank them for stepping into this vision and going hammmmmm.”

The news of Astroworld Week comes after Scott announced the lineup for the third annual festival slated for this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6. Headlined by Scott, this year’s festival is slated to have 100,000 attendees, and will include performances from SZA, Baby Keem, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tame Impala, and more. The festival will also feature an amusement park with carnival games and rides.

Astroworld Week begins Tuesday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Nov. 8. For more information on Astroworld Week, visit, https://www.astroworldfest.com

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