WIM Goes to JMBLYA: The Coachella of the South

The annual Texas hit music festival JMBLYA took over two of famous cities in the US this month. The first weekend kicked off in Dallas on the day of Cinco De Mayo and ended on May 6 in Austin, Texas.

Founded in 2013, the popular music festival once again offered festival goers a stacked lineup that features the best hip hop and EDM artists in the US, which blended together to create an expertly curated mix of national acts. This year’s festival was headlined by none other than three-time Grammy Award Winner Chance The Rapper. The lineup also included Gucci Mane, Migos, 6lack (Pronounced as black), Steve Aoki, Lil Uzi Vert and Texas native Snow Tha Product (who has been dubbed as the next Nicki Minaj). 


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The Dallas show was held at the Coliseum Parking Lot at Fair Park and was attended by more than 25,000 festival goers, proving once again that everything is bigger in Texas.

Here are 5 reasons why we think JMBLYA is the best U.S. music festival of 2017:


5. There was no pressure to dress up a certain way

No, I’m not hating on other music festivals, but JMBLYA was all about having fun and jamming out to your favorite artists so fashion was the last thing you had to think about. There was no pressure to spend hundreds of dollars on an outfit you would wear just once. You could attend dressed to nines or you can attend wearing a tank top and shorts.

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4. Where else can you find Chance The Rapper casually playing basketball backstage with Migos?

This was social media gold. I mean, where else could you find Quavo of Migos trash talking Chance The Rapper? Everyone backstage went wild when they realized what was happening and had their phones out to record the rare occasion.

3. Not only was the music good, the food was good too.

Yes, New Orleans is best known for their killer seafood boils, but we Texans do them justice, too. Festival goers had a wide array of choices from the seafood boils to the basic necessity, french fries, and Southern fried chicken.

2. The tickets won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Unlike other music festivals, JMBLYA tickets did not cost an arm and leg. Ticket prices ranged from $25-$750 for VIP.


1. Chance The Rapper headlining

…and proving that he’s the biggest fanboy of his #1 summer hit “I’m The One”.

The Grammy Award singer took the stage and entertained the crowd with his hits and even surprised them with a live performance of his #1 summer hit “I’m The One”.


For more information and to stay up to date on all JMBLYA happenings, visit the following:
Instagram: @thejmblya

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