Travis Kelce Picks ‘Three of My Favorite’ Artists to Headline His Kelce Jam Festival

Travis Kelce can’t wait to party with fans in Kansas City at his upcoming Kelce Jam music festival on May 18.

After last year’s sold-out event, the 34-year-old Chiefs star tells PEOPLE he wanted to “keep it fresh” with this year’s lineup, which includes three of his “favorite” current musical acts at the second-annual festival.

“We’ve got a different lineup this year. I wanted to keep it fresh, wanted to keep bringing people in, and this year we’ve got Lil Wayne coming up.”

The superstar tight end is a longtime supporter of Lil Wayne’s, and says that his fandom goes back to the rapper’s “mixtape days.”

Along with Lil Wayne, “We’ve got Diplo and we’ve got 2 Chainz, so we’ve got three unbelievable performers — three of my favorite, if I might add,” the NFL star continues.

This year’s Kelce Jam, which fans can register for now at ahead of Friday’s pre-sale, will keep Kansas City’s Super Bowl celebrations going, says Kelce. “It’s just going to be an amazing opportunity to get out in front of Kansas City and just celebrate the Super Bowl win one more time.”

Last year’s festival, headlined by MGK, saw some familiar faces, including his mom Donna Kelce and Chiefs’ wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Travis and Donna Kelce at the 2023 Kelce Jam.

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And the 20,000+ fans expected to attend the Kelce Jam, presented by Jim Beam, should come hungry, says Kelce. “It’s not just a music festival, it’s a food festival as well,” he tells PEOPLE.

The event will have “a bunch of Kansas City’s best local spots” as well as Wingstop, Uncrustables and Uber Eats options. “Making sure that nobody leaves hungry,” he adds.

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Producing an event like Kelce Jam is quite the undertaking, but Kelce says he’s “teamed up with a lot of great people that make it easy to be able to throw something like this.”

Travis Kelce during the Kelce Jam at Azura Amphitheatre on April 28, 2023.

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“I can just promote it, show up and try to give everybody the best experience, and really just party with everybody,” says Kelce, who hopes the festival will be an opportunity to give back to the fans who support him and the Chiefs throughout the NFL season.

“I love Kansas City so much, and I’ve always wanted to be able to throw something like this to celebrate with them, knowing how much they show up and show out for us every single game.”

Kelce adds, “It’s just such a cool experience to be able to do this for Kansas City and to see Kansas City coming out and wanting to do this with me as well. I’m just so grateful.”

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