– Celebrating Colorado’s Cannabis Culture in Denver this 420 Weekend –
Featured post: Scott Edward McDowell
Denver, CO – This 420 Weekend, Downtown Denver’s Fox Street Compound (the city’s only independent nonprofit resource and event center) will host one of the city’s most elevated entertainment experiences! Presented by High Rise Media, Live Nite Events, and Reggae Rise Up, 420 On The Block is a three-day music festival and block party taking place from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd, celebrating Colorado’s cannabis culture on what is unarguably the biggest holiday for both cannabis enthusiasts and the industry alike.
In its second year, the festival has expanded from a single-day event to a weekend-long, mile high experience featuring a diverse and high-profile music lineup (below), live art, immersive stages, cannabis-related activism and education, a vendor village, and more. Additionally, 420 On The Block has partnered with World Cannabis Week (Denver’s premiere 420 tourism resource) to present the 420 Bazaar and 420 Challenge – a gamified onsite cannabis industry exhibition.
Produced by presenting festival production partner Live Nite Events (known for Bonanza Campout and Reggae Rise Up) and curated in partnership with AEG Presents, the lineup for 420 On the Block offers an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, Indie, EDM, Jam, and Reggae. The festival will be headlined by Viceland reality TV star and rapper Action Bronson (well-known amongst his audiences as an unapologetic weed smoker), Jewish reggae/rock/hip-hop crossover Matisyahu, and a live-band performance from trip-hop/electronic duo Break Science featuring Adam Smirnoff, Jesus & the Shady Horns of Lettuce.
Colorado-based record label Pretty Lights Music (founded by hometown genre-bending producer Derek Vincent Smith) will also be joining in on the festivities bringing their live-experience family affair to 420 On The Block – the Pretty Lights Movement – featuring sets from PLM artists Michal Menert, Supervision, and Chris Karns.
Additional mainstage artists include Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents: Eat a Bunch of Peaches (a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band), Washed Out, Evidence, and Kitchen Dwellers. On Sunday, Reggae Rise Up will be taking over programming and closing out the festival with a Reggae Sunday Earth Day celebration featuring performances from Protoje, Nattali Rize, RDGLDGRN, and more.
This year’s festival theme is inspired by retro airline travel evocative of classic carriers such as Pan Am. 420 On The Block encourages “passengers” to sit back, relax, and join the Mile High Club in style while experiencing cannabis culture’s premiere destination — the Mile High City. From plane parts to captains hats to vintage cockpits — this is truly the flyest, highest 420 celebration Denver has ever seen.
420 On the Block is a 21+ event and is sponsored by The Green Solution, Colorado’s premier marijuana dispensary.