Travis Scott to headline 2023 edition of Rolling Loud California
Travis Scott has announced that he will headline his first major California festival in 2023, and it’s called … Rolling Loud, USA.
The rapper-turned-singer will perform at 20 years-old on June 12 with his current band, the Chainsmokers. It’s an interesting choice: For three decades, Travis has been on a treadmill of touring, making records, releasing music videos, and playing festivals all over the world. He could have gone all in and concentrated on making music, but instead, he has always been looking for more interesting ways to be engaged in life than just recording music. This is his first major festival appearance since last year in Australia, where he hosted sold-out shows.
The fest, which will take place over 10 days, will be held in Sacramento at the Capital Factory in downtown Sacramento, with three stages scheduled for nights 2 & 3. The fest will celebrate the life and music of jazz music legend and pioneer Miles Davis, who passed in 1987. Davis was the father of the bandleader’s brother, John, who recorded and released his own jazz record in the early 1960s, which became a classic. It includes classic work with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and John Coltrane including The Birth of the Cool.
It will showcase the best of new and emerging jazz, funk, and world and blues music talent from around the world, with an emphasis on local, up-and-coming talent. The fest will also feature performances by some of the best in the current touring jazz scene. Travis explained the mission of the fest in a release:
“The mission of this festival is to honor the artform of free jazz and the influence of the genre on generations of artists. I will be performing on three stages in Sacramento to celebrate the life and music of jazz legend Miles Davis. I will also be performing with my brother, John Davis, for an evening to honor his work and legacy of Jazz, Rock and Roll music. It’s a