National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) announces Cannabis Carnival II benefit concert taking place during annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, Everyone Orchestra, Quixotic, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation at Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on June 30.
Showtime: 7:30pm | Doors: 7:00pm
Cannabis Carnival II
Medeski Martin & Wood
Conducted by Matt Butler w/ Special Guests
Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident) · Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic) · Sam Brouse (Papadosio)
Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) · Gabe Mervine, Matt Pitts & Jans Ingber (The Motet)
Bridget Law (Elephant Revival) · Cris Jacobs (The Bridge) · Jonathan Meadows (The Congress)
Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation
Tuesday, June 30th – 7:00PM to 12:00 AM
The Fillmore Auditorium
NCIA, the legal cannabis industry’s national trade association, is bringing together a host of world-class musicians supporting the growth of a responsible cannabis industry for the second edition of “Cannabis Carnival”, a multi-sensory fundraising and concert experience taking place on June 30th at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO during NCIA’s annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 20th atwww.livenation.com.
Internationally renowned “avant-groove” jazz-funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood will be headlining the event. They will be joined by revolving improvisational supergroup Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler and featuring members of The String Cheese Incident, Big Gigantic, Papadosio, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Elephant Revival, The Bridge, and The Congress. Rounding out the musical offerings will be performance collective Quixotic, which melds dance, aerial acrobatics, projection mapping, high fashion, and original live music into a majestically beautiful performance that must be seen to be believed. Starting off the evening with a solo DJ set will be Rob Garza, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Thievery Corporation.
Cannabis Carnival is an annual benefit event for NCIA, taking place during the Cannabis Business Summit, NCIA’s largest event of the year. The musical acts are excited to support the cannabis industry’s only national trade association in its efforts to legitimize the emerging industry while furthering cannabis policy reform on the federal level.
“We’re proud to support NCIA and their efforts nationwide,” says John Medeski. “It’s time to end the prohibition and stop the senseless war on marijuana. We’re looking forward to performing at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, one of our favorite cities in America, and to being part of this important event.”
“I’ve been a supporter of the legalization of cannabis for as long as I can remember and have participated in various events, such as N.O.R.M.L. fundraisers, back when everyone involved was probably profiled by the FBI,” says Matt Butler. “It was a little scary and felt incredibly wrong but was also very powerful to be with like-minded folk with a common cause. So to be a part of this movement at this stage in the game, in Colorado, which is light years ahead of other states in cannabis legalization and legitimization, is both an honor and exciting to me. It’s amazing to witness the cannabis industry emerge from the black market, to legal medical marijuana and all the way to legal adult use and distribution. The Cannabis Carnival is about celebrating this progress as well as supporting the National Cannabis Industry Association in their journey to unite and empower the people and companies that are leading this change, and Everyone Orchestra is going to bring on the musical heat and get the people moving and grooving!”
“I’ve always loved Colorado as a state. Its one of the most beautiful and pristine areas stateside,” says Rob Garza. “It’s been really interesting to watch Colorado propel the change on legalization laws, and lead the charge. I’m excited to be a part of this show and the movement around it.”
Entertainment for the evening will not only include amazing music but also carnival-themed attractions, games, food, and intimate networking lounges. Live art and performances will also be spread throughout the venue to stimulate the senses while providing a lively environment for conference attendees to engage with each other as well the public at large. Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra will serve as emcee, hosting the program for the evening.