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Mayor Turner honors Astroworld Festival artist with city proclamation
News Release
Monday, November 19, 2018

HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner declared Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 "Astroworld Day" in the City of Houston in recognition of artist/musician/producer Jacques "Travis Scott" Webster II and the debut of his successful Astroworld Festival at NRG Park.

The inaugural Astroworld Fest featured several music groups and attracted thousands of fans.  

Scott grew up in nearby Missouri City and frequently talks about his youth at the Astroworld Theme Park, which closed in 2005.

During the proclamation ceremony, the mayor also recognized Scott as one of Houston’s ambassadors for art, education and youth initiatives.

In return, Scott, who has a history of civic engagement and philanthropic work, pledged to support the Mayor’s Art Scholarship Program, Houston Poet Laureate Program, Hire Houston Youth, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Houston, Team Up, and other city-wide adolescent and youth programs.

Several dozen students representing local high schools and Texas Southern University attended the proclamation ceremony.
"I love you all and thank you, mayor. I'm going to make this my goal to come back and deliver every time," Scott said.

The event coincided with the second day of the 13th Annual Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival. A group of Hastings High School Students from the Alief Independent School District created a vibrant mural of Travis Scott and had an opportunity to meet the widely acclaimed artist.

Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival is a City-sponsored event benefiting the Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS).  The festival raises more than $400,000 annually to fund health and educational services for children with hearing loss in Houston. 

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