Houston Appreciation Weekend
Houston has emerged as Drake's favorite city in America and probably his favorite city anywhere outside the 6. He loves H-Town so much that he and his OVO brand decided to host an annual "Appreciation Weekend" for the city.
Drizzy introduced the 1st annual HAW last year, kicking off the event by hosting an Astros' game, during which Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented him with an official document, on behalf of the city, awarding him with his own holiday. Yes, June 10th is "Drake Day" in Houston. We doubt employers will shut down their offices in accordance, but it's still cause for celebration-- as this year's "D-Day" falls on a Wednesday, the club should be goin' up at midnight anyhow.
Drake has been the headliner in Houston both years thus far, but for his first HAW show, in 2014, Drake brought out H-Town mainstays Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Lil Flip, Lil Keke, and Young Star. He also smoked weed for the first time on stage (albeit with Wiz Khalifa).
This year, Drake held a Bun B tribute event and a celebrity softball game, with proceeds going to Houston charities, but didn't bring out any H-Town artists. He brought Future, Boosie, and Fetty Wap with him, so even the most sauced Screwston purists had trouble complaining.