Downtown Spring Music Festival With Lil’ Wayne Forced To Postpone

A promising spring music and arts festival won’t take place until the fall, organizers said. the We are a music and arts festivala multi-genre arts/music weekend show scheduled for May 14-15 at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown, is now scheduled for November 12-13.

The festival president moved the date to “ensure the best possible experience for all attendees,” a press release noted.

Festival headliners included Lil’ Wayne (and his $150,000 teeth), Lupe Fiasco, Illenium, Grimes, Japanese Breakfast, CL, Poppy and Duck Sauce. Scheduled performances included Latin folk dancing, live murals and a Dollhouse Drag brunch. Lil’ Wayne even posted about the festival on Instagram.

Billed as a “disruptor” celebrating community, diversity and respect, We Are One aims to differentiate itself from other multi-day music events such as Coachella and Bonnaroo by featuring and featuring female artists, such as Grimes, CL, Japanese Breakfast, Poppy, Combo Chimbita, Anja Schneider, and more.

“Since male-dominated headliners became the norm in the music festival industry, We Are One Music & Arts Festival is here to change that and pave the way for inclusivity,” a doorman said. -word of the show at CultureMap. “The festival actively empowers women and plans to feature as many female as male headliners.”

The organizers promise that all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Since the postponement may require changes to artists’ schedules, the festival will announce any programming adjustments. Art activations, local artists, and the Dollhouse Drag Brunch are always featured in the fall.

Those interested in new tickets can email [email protected].

“It was an incredibly difficult decision, but ultimately we want to put on a memorable event that positively impacts the city of Houston,” Moe Haseeb, festival president and CEO, said in a statement. “We believe the postponement gives us enough time to ensure everyone has a fantastic experience in a safe environment, and we look forward to welcoming attendees to a joyful environment and truly coming together!”

David H. Henry