Community Cookout at the Commons


Selinsgrove, PA – A local hip-hop artist is getting ready to take his show on the road. Travis Wilt, aka T-ravill, is set to leave for a national tour at the end of the month. But, before he heads out T-ravill would like to say thank you to the community for giving him his start.

On Sunday, September 11th, from 10am to 1pm Travis and his team will be throwing a cookout at The Selinsgrove Commons. Wilt is calling the event ‘Give to the Community’ and says “I want to bring others together and why not give back to the community that raised me.” The cookout will have free food, drinks, and what Wilt is calling a “political” discussion.

“I am working on a new project called labels.” Wilt said “I want to show us all coming together [to] support our community.”

T-ravill chose to have a “political” discussion for a reason; his politics are coming together as a community without regard for our superficial labels. Not afraid to use his music to address tough subjects, T-ravill has gone viral once before. Escape the Flames featuring Brixx, T-ravill’s single that took a powerful look at bullying, even gained a feature on EllenTube.

Only hours after Wilt announced his free community cookout in the park, the purpose of holding an event just to bring people together became all too apparent. Selinsgrove Project Incorporated (SPI) president Carol Handlan tried to shut things down. In a written message Handlan objected to the free community event because SPI had not been notified and demanded that permission would need to be granted by her.

“Political speaking is my freedom,” Wilt rebuffed Handlan, “just feeding the community. I’ll push the grill around if need be. You should pay it forward and come help feed our lovely neighbors in Selinsgrove.”

T-ravill will be joining Cryptic Wisdom’s Onetake takeover tour for more than 20 performances around the country between September 28th and October 20th. Wilt is looking forward to the tour, “this is my First Nationwide tour. I’m absolutely excited for this!”

Before he sets out as T-ravill, Travis Wilt wants to thank his hometown community. “Selinsgrove builds me and that is part of my giving back” Wilt said. Travis said holding the cookout on September 11th wasn’t planned for the holiday, but, if you are going to hold an event for your community for the purpose of bringing people together as a community it is a fantastic coincidence.