We haven’t seen or heard much from J. Cole since his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour ended in December 2017. But this week, we learned that the Grammy-nominated rapper is headed to Texas this summer to headline the 2018 JMBLYA Festival 2018.
The festival also includes a stellar lineup behind Cole, including Migos, Cardi B, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask The Slump God, and Houston’s own Bun B and Trae The Truth. This also marks the first performance from Kevin Gates since being released from his incarceration earlier this year. Emerging rapper, Cozz from J. Cole’s Dreamville Records will also be performing.
The three-day traveling festival kicks f Friday, May 4 in Dallas at Fair Park, followed by a showcase at the Circuit The Americas (COTA) Lot A in Austin on Saturday, May 5th. The final event will wrap up in northwest Houston at the Sam Houston Race Park on Sunday, May 6th.
Houston Rockets’ James Harden and his Lucky 13 Program partnered with JMBLYA to provide Houston residents a chance to earn free tickets to the festival, in exchange for participation in upcoming community service events.
The festival will also benefit Texas-based organizations such as Trae Tha Truth’s Angel By Nature Foundation (providing hurricane relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and residents affected by poverty and hardships), as well as Grounded in Music, and the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund.
Tickets can be purchased at www.jmblya.com.