Travis Kelce is hosting another Kelce Jam this summer, so what can fans expect at the festival? Machine Gun Kelly and Rick Ross headlined last year… but there will be NO surprise appearance from Taylor Swift

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Kelce recently announced he will be hosting another Kelce Jam on May 18
  • But girlfriend Swift is unavailable to attend the Chiefs star’s music festival
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Travis Kelce is set to host another Kelce Jam music festival in Kansas City this summer following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

Kelce, who promotes and hosts the festival, put on the star-studded bash for the first time in 2023 after he and the Chiefs became Super Bowl champions.

Now, after helping them retain the Vince Lombardi Trophy last month, the Kansas City tight end is due to stage another party filled with live music, superstar guests and some of the city’s most famous food on May 18.

So what can fans expect if they head to Kelce Jam? 

Dailymail.com is on hand with a full rundown of last year’s festival and what could be in store this time around.

Travis Kelce is set to host another Kelce Jam music festival in Kansas City this summer

So what can fans expect in KC if they head to Kelce's star-studded event on May 18?

So what can fans expect in KC if they head to Kelce’s star-studded event on May 18?

Live music

At last year’s Kelce Jam, which took place on NFL Draft weekend, Travis’ good friends Machine Gun Kelly and Rick Ross headlined a musical lineup which also featured Loud Luxury and Tech N9ne.

Kelly, who grew up with Kelce in Cleveland, was joined by his good friend at one stage of the performance, with the pair belting out a rendition of ‘Fight For Your Right’ by the Beastie Boys.

The Chiefs star also got involved in Ross’ performance on the night and is likely to do the same again this year.

And of course, Kelce’s mom Donna also showed her face up on stage as her son entertained the crowd.

However, it is currently unclear which artists he will book for the 2023 festival.

One obvious guest could have been girlfriend Taylor Swift, the pop megastar he has of course been dating over the past year.

Yet Swift will not be able to join her NFL-star beau at the event given she has Eras Tour dates in Stockholm, Sweden, running from May 17-19.

She does have an endless amount of famous musical buddies, nevertheless, which could come as a huge help to Kelce as he plans the festival.

Last year Travis' good friend Machine Gun Kelly headlined a lineup of star musical guests

Last year Travis’ good friend Machine Gun Kelly headlined a lineup of star musical guests

Kelce even joined Kelly on stage, belting out 'Fight For Your Right' by the Beastie Boys together

Kelce even joined Kelly on stage, belting out ‘Fight For Your Right’ by the Beastie Boys together

His mom Donna also couldn't resist getting involved in the festivities at last year's festival

His mom Donna also couldn’t resist getting involved in the festivities at last year’s festival

But there will be no Taylor Swift this year as Kelce's girlfriend will be on tour in Sweden

But there will be no Taylor Swift this year as Kelce’s girlfriend will be on tour in Sweden

Whoever features in Kansas City, it promises to be another epic night after more than 20,000 fans packed out the Azura Amphitheatre in Bonner Springs – where it will be held again this year.

And given Kelce’s fame has skyrocketed ever since he and Swift went public with their relationship, demand is certain to be even higher in 2024.

Food and drink

Not only will it feature a host of stellar musical guests, but Kelce Jam also promises to include some of the finest food Kansas City has to offer.

In 2023, fans were able to get stuck into some of the city’s legendary BBQ cuisine from famous restaurants Joe’s – which boasted a special ‘Kelce combo’ which combined Kansas ribs and sausage with a Cleveland-mustard inspired BBQ sauce – and Jack Stack.

Hawaiian food was also on offer from Hawaiian Bros, while Longboards Wraps and Bowls also provided a mix of island flavors and KC food culture.

VIP ticket holders were even able to enjoy a complimentary BBQ from another popular Kansas hotspot, Q39, in a special VIP clubhouse and lounge.

Kelce Jam also boasted hot dogs, pretzels and nachos, along with a selection of beer and liquor options for those in party mode (and above 21).

It remains to be seen which food options Kelce serves up at his event this year, though if 2023 is anything to go by festival goers are unlikely to be disappointed. 

Fans at the 2023 event were able to enjoy some of Kansas City's famous BBQ cuisine

Fans at the 2023 event were able to enjoy some of Kansas City’s famous BBQ cuisine

VIP ticket holders were offered complimentary BBQ from a popular Kansas hotspot, Q39

VIP ticket holders were offered complimentary BBQ from a popular Kansas hotspot, Q39

Kelce also mingled with festival goers, who partied the night away with beer or liquor

Kelce also mingled with festival goers, who partied the night away with beer or liquor

Interactive experiences, games and more 

Given he is one of the most flamboyant characters in the NFL, it wouldn’t be a Travis Kelce festival without some fun and games.

And last year’s event certainly brought plenty of that, with two fans even taking part in a chicken wings eating competition up on stage during the musical show. 

There will also be an array of interactive fan experiences on the day, which previously included an NFL kicking challenge for fans to try their luck in.

Kelce himself was also able to mingle with festival goers last time out, sharing a drink with fans and posing for photos.

And for anyone looking to take home a souvenir, Kelce Jam will also boast merchandise available to purchase at the event. 

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