Three things are officially back in Texas: crawfish, patio weather, and of course, festival season – which unofficially kicked off with Austin’s annual SXSW showcases in March. Over the May 4th weekend the Lone Star State hosted yet another successful event, bringing three days of music to Austin, Dallas, and finally, Houston via the popular JMBLYA festival.
It’s been five years since the event landed in the Bayou City, and anticipation was high as an estimated 30,000 fans flooded into Houston’s Sam Houston Race Park for day of music that boasted appearances from Texas legend Bun B, Young Thug (who stepped in after fan favorite Cardi B was forced to pull out), Migos, J. Cole, and more.
With sounds by 93.7 The Beat favorite DJ Mr. Rogers, Houston weather didn’t disappoint as guests were treated to music and more throughout the day-long event that also included an appearance from Houston’s own Johnny Dang and a performance from hometown hero Trae Tha Truth.
The crowd exploded when Migos hit the stage, as fans speculated whether Cardi would make a surprise performance, pregnancy be damned. While the Invasion of Privacy artist didn’t hit the stage, all eyes were on Migos, who sent a subtle reminder with a string of recent hits that included "Bad and Boujee," "Motorsport," "Walk It Like I Talk It," "Stir Fry," and even an older fan favorite, “Pipe It Up.”
Read the full story at Houston Style Magazine - May 2018