Chamillionaire Comes Aboard BestFest Lineup

Chamillionaire at House of Blues, April 2010
Chamillionaire at House of Blues, April 2010
Marco Torres

Remember that announcement Rocks Off promised you about another addition to next month's Best of Houston® BestFest lineup lo those many years months days hours ago? Like, yesterday?

Here it is: Chamillionaire.

Sorry it took so long, but the music business tends to run at its own speed. Those of us who are used to it call it "hurry up and wait." But it's twue, it's twue. Rocks Off has seen the contract with our two beady little eyes. The Grammy-winning "Ridin'" rapper will join Cake, Buxton, Bun B, Deer Tick and the Tontons as your entertainers September 24 and 25 (schedule TBD) on the Midtown "superblock."

It will be Chamillionaire's first public performance in Houston in 2011.

Chamillionaire Comes Aboard BestFest Lineup

Since parting ways with Universal Records in January, an exit that forced him to relinquish any rights to his long-delayed and reworked third album Venom, Chamillionaire released the Major Pain 1.5 mixtape shortly thereafter. Otherwise he has been keeping a low profile around his hometown, spending a lot of time in the studio and doing shows overseas, most recently in Germany. The tech-savvy MC has also been visiting various digital expos and helping revamp his Web site,, says his publicist, Nancy Byron.

General admission and VIP weekend passes for BestFest are on sale for $25 and $95, respectively, until September 1 at (They'll still be on sale after that, just for a little more scratch.) Follow BestFest on Twitter at @HouBestFest.

Rocks Off will have more lineup announcements - more local lineup announcements - later on this week. Stay tuned to the BestFest sites and our sister blogs for more updates on food vendors, visual artists and things of that nature.

But for now, as Dennis Miller said, that's the news and we... are... outta here.

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