Travis Kelce on Kelce Jam Music Festival and Taylor Swift


Travis Kelce is following his back-to-back Super Bowl wins with the return of his music competition Kelce Jam.

Lil Wayne, Diplo and a pair of Chainz will carry out on the Might 18 occasion going down at The Azura Amphitheater in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas. Followers can register on-line at KelceJam.com for pre-sale tickets, which begin at $49.99 and go on sale Friday. Takis will livestream the occasion throughout the NFL star and Kelce Jam’s social channels.

“It was such a blast that I needed to do it once more this 12 months. I’m so excited,” Kelce tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I wished to maintain it recent and maintain it new, so this 12 months we requested Lil Wayne, Diplo and a pair of Chainz to return out and carry out. And naturally, we nonetheless received DJ Irie and my man, DJ E-V, leaping it off, the hometown child. We received to indicate the hometown love.”

He continues, “But it surely’s going to be a lot, enjoyable and I can’t wait to get again out and rejoice with KC, man. It’s only a blast each single time we will get collectively to rejoice these back-to-back [Super Bowl wins] one final time.”

Kelce and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs received their second consecutive Tremendous Bowl this February, defeating the San Francisco 49ers this 12 months and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023. The tight finish claimed his first Tremendous Bowl in 2020.

Travis Kelce.

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Last year’s inaugural Kelce Jam featured 20,000 attendees and was headlined by Rick Ross and MGK, whom Kelce carried out alongside onstage. Along with music, this 12 months’s occasion, offered by Jim Beam, will embrace native Kansas Metropolis restaurant pop-ups and interactive activations. Kelce is partnering once more with Medium Uncommon, the corporate behind main pre-Tremendous Bowl occasions like Shaq’s Enjoyable Home with Shaquille O’Neal, Gronk Seashore with Rob Gronkowski, Sports activities Illustrated The Get together and Man’s Flavortown Tailgate with Man Fieri.

Kelce says he referred to as Medium Uncommon to assist him produce his competition after attending Gronk Seashore on the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas.  

“We’ve discovered a successful mannequin that permits us to work with a few of the largest names in sports activities and leisure to execute their visions for fan experiences on the very highest stage,” says Joe Silberzweig, Medium Uncommon’s co-founder and co-CEO. “By partnering with expertise 50/50 which means it’s not a simply celeb look or endorsement alternative, however a competition that’s really constructed on their DNA.” 

Provides Adam Richman, co-founder and co-CEO of Medium Uncommon: “It’s actually exceptional to see simply what the Travis Kelce impact is. Followers lined up final 12 months at 5 a.m., some even camped out and confirmed out for the competition regardless of rain. This 12 months, we’re already feeling that pleasure tenfold, from the followers to our model companions. It actually says lots about Travis, a worldwide tremendous star, that he desires to deliver Kelce Jam again to Kansas Metropolis and rejoice at house.”

In an interview, 34-year-old Kelce talks about his competition, what he realized about producing reside occasions from pop star girlfriend Taylor Swift and the success of his podcast together with his brother Jason. 

You ended up onstage finally 12 months’s competition — will we see you performing once more?

I don’t find out about performing. I’m going to go away that as much as the professionals, however you’ll see me up there with the mic having some enjoyable and making an attempt to maintain the gang hype, and everyone excited for the subsequent act. However yeah, I can’t assist myself, man. As soon as I received a mic in my hand, you by no means know what I’ll do.

Travis Kelce.

This competition is one in all your methods of exhibiting love again to Kansas Metropolis. Speak about your connection to town and the way its vitality helps you present up in life and the sector. 

Oh yeah, man, Chiefs Kingdom, I’ve been so lucky to land in one of many largest sports activities cities, not to mention one of many largest franchises within the Nationwide Soccer League due to the fan base. And never solely that however stepping into the group, and being part of the group with my foundations 87 & Running and all of the issues we’ve carried out for the children within the space, it’s simply so embracing of a metropolis that I completely love being part of it. After which positive sufficient, Arrowhead being the loudest stadium on the earth, we hear them each single stadium we go to. Arrowhead being the loudest stadium on the earth is such an higher hand and such a pleasure to have. And I cherish each single recreation and each single time I get out in entrance of the group.

Lil Wayne is headlining, and he has like 200 hits. What’s your favourite Lil Wayne track and why?

My favourite Lil Wayne track? I’m not going to lie. I’m fairly excited that I received him and a pair of Chainz within the constructing as a result of my favourite track is “Duffle Bag Boy.” I nonetheless take heed to it to at the present time earlier than video games and every thing.

What was the expertise like doing the competition for the primary time final 12 months, and are there issues that you just need to do in a different way the second time round?

To be trustworthy, I used to be having a lot enjoyable, I couldn’t even think about it getting higher. However I feel this 12 months with just a bit bit extra buzz to it, everyone had an incredible time. There was such good suggestions that we’ve got an increasing number of sponsors. And this 12 months we’re positively nonetheless going to have the meals side to it. So, Uber Eats in Service provider Row. We’ll have native spots from KC, lots of KC’s favorites. After which on prime of that, clearly, some unbelievable music. However I feel final 12 months went so superb and so easy and so good for the primary 12 months that it’ll solely maintain getting higher and higher because the years go on.

Final 12 months, you earned rave evaluations for internet hosting Saturday Evening Reside and also you talked about probably doing scripted comedy. Is that one thing you’ve been in a position to discover?

It nonetheless is, and I’m out right here in L.A. making an attempt to get extra comfy within the leisure world earlier than we begin again up with this soccer factor, realizing that that’s my major focus in my life, and it’ll all the time be that till I’m carried out taking part in. However I’m positively nonetheless dabbling within the scripted world, the leisure world, and we’ll see the place that street takes me. I’m extraordinarily excited, however on the similar time, I do know I’m a little bit of an newbie in that world, so I positively received to get comfy and, I don’t know, put my very own creativity on it.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift.

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You’re producing your second competition and participating within the reside music house, whereas Taylor Swift placed on one of many largest reside music occasions of all time final 12 months together with her Eras Tour. Did you study something from watching her do this?

(Laughs). I did: Don’t try to be Taylor, that’s what I realized. Yeah, she’s on a complete different stratosphere. She’s the most effective at what she does for a purpose. It’s as a result of she’s so articulate and simply very dialed into each single factor that she does. And that’s the fantastic thing about it. I’d be foolish if I ever tried to take something from what she does, different than simply benefit from the those who present up. I feel that’s one factor I may most likely take away: She actually pertains to the folks she’s performing in entrance of, and so I’ll take that.

Her four-hour live performance just isn’t simple to do…

It’s spectacular.

Jason Kelce and Travis Kelce.

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You and your brother’s podcast, New Heights, was nominated for a Webby this morning. Have you ever been shocked by the robust response? 

I imply, surely, I’ve been shocked. I feel everyone’s form of shocked on the way it’s taken off the way in which it has. However we simply began off by desirous to showcase our brotherhood and our similarities realizing that we’re actually two totally different walks of life. However while you get us round one another, you may see why we’re brothers, and also you see how a lot love, and the way a lot appreciation we’ve got for one another for attending to the place we’re in our lives. And we wished to showcase that. We wished to present folks a firsthand take a look at what it’s wish to be on the lunch desk or on the dinner desk with Jason and Travis Kelce. And I feel it’s simply been so cool to see how everyone’s appreciated that, not to mention the Tremendous Bowl that we had, and having the ability to showcase our household and that side. I feel it’s simply been simply an unbelievable quantity of help that I can’t be extra grateful for.


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