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OFFICIAL EMERALD CUP PRE-PARTY ANNOUNCED

THE OFFICIAL EMERALD CUP PRE PARTY ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER 9TH AT THE GRACE PAVILION
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EVENT TO BE HOSTED BY DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY COLLIE BUDDZ, KABAKA PYRAMID, AND MORE!

Following the state of California’s momentous vote on Prop 64, The Emerald Cup is gearing up to have a historical turnout this December. With the announcement of this star-studded pre-party, festival goers can add another day to their agendas. The Official on-Site pre-party will be hosted by versatile reggae legend Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. It will feature performances from Collie Buddz, rising reggae superstar Kabaka Pyramid, and the duo of Kingston 12 uniting the likes of Shinehead with DJ Papalotl, as well as Ghetto Youth International’s own Black Am I kicking the night off. The 18+ show will be hosted on site at the Grace Pavilion in the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5pm and the show will kick off at 6pm. Xperience Ticket buyers will get access to the event, while weekend pass holders will require a separate ticket.

The announcement of the official on site pre-party signifies remarkable growth for the festival. Emerald Cup founder Tim Blake started the festival in 2003 as a small 100-person event at his Area 101 sanctuary, where many were afraid to be seen. It has since blossomed, with America’s stance on the plant, into a gathering of tens of thousands of people. The Emerald Cup, the world’s largest organic, outdoor cannabis competition, will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this year and features an exceptional lineup of artists curated by Dan Sheehan of Ineffable Live. Co-producer Taylor Blake enthusiastically states, “The Emerald Cup has always had a strong musical element to it, and with Dan Sheehan of Ineffable Live booking it the past few years, we’ve seen the event and experience reach a whole new level.  Not all genres and styles fit our vibe, but Sheehan manages to curate a fluid lineup year after year, with 2016 being the most exciting to date.”

The official on site pre-party will be presented by Ocean Grown Extracts, the team responsible for the recent headline-making business partnership with Damian Marley. Ocean Grown Extracts and Damian Marley recently began work on converting an old California prison into a pot farm, symbolizing the transformative growth of what the masses view as criminal. In a recent Billboard exclusive, Marley explained “Many people sacrificed so much for the herb over the years who got locked up. If this [venture] helps people and it’s used for medicinal purposes and inspires people, it’s a success.” The facility is expecting to have its first harvest as early as January, when Marley’s fourth full-length album Stoney Hill is set to be released.

Combining Cannabis culture with recent legislative changes and top artists is sure to make The Emerald Cup one of this year’s most talked about festivals. With the announcement of the official on site pre-party, festival attendees will be provided with a full weekend of performances to compliment the competition and panels, so make sure and bring out all your buds.

Event Info:

Ocean Grown Extracts is bringing you the Official Pre-Party of The Emerald Cup!

Join us in the FlavRX Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Friday, December 9, 2016

$35 | Buy Link

Hosted by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley

Performances from:

  • Collie Buddz

  • Kabaka Pyramid (DJ Set)

  • Kingston 12 (Shinehead & Papalotl)

  • Black Am I 

 

Location:

Grace Pavilion

Sonoma County Fairgrounds

1350 Bennett Valley Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Important Event Information:

  • Doors 5pm

  • Show 6pm

  • 18+ Only

  • No Ins and Outs

  • This ticket is a separate ticket from your weekend ticket to the Emerald Cup.    

  • All Xperience Ticket buyers get access to the event.  

  • 215 Vending will NOT be open for this pre-party. 

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