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The Emerald Cup Announces Headline Acts

The highly anticipated 15th edition of the Emerald Cup is set to light up Santa Rosa on December 15 and 16. SKUNK will be there, will you? The party is guaranteed to be one that’s not to miss and to get everyone one in the mood, Tim and Taylor Blake have lined up a stellar group of acts for your entertainment. What follows are this year’s edition of the The Emerald Cup’s press releases detailing the lineup. 

 

The Emerald Cup Announces Initial Headline Acts for 2018 Cannabis Celebration

Doug Benson to Host; Gogol Bordello, Big Gigantic, Protoje and Margo Price to Perform At Sonoma County Fairgrounds

SANTA ROSA, CA – August 28, 2018 The Emerald Cup (the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today its first set of headlining acts and the host of its 15th annual cannabis celebration, taking place December 15 and 16 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Cup will continue to announce headliners and additional talent over the coming months.

This year’s celebration will be hosted by comedian, actor, producer and influential marijuana rights advocate, Doug Benson. The California-native film and television star starred in the 2007 documentary film, Super High Me, about marijuana usage and hosts a weekly comedy podcast titled Doug Loves Movies.

The headlining musical acts for this year’s Emerald Cup include Gogol Bordello, a gypsy punk band known for its theatrical stage shows incorporating accordion and violin, and Big Gigantic, known for its dynamic live performances. They will also be joined by Protoje, a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica, and Margo Price, a country singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tenn.

As one of the largest, most influential cannabis events of the year, the Emerald Cup has grown into a highly-curated event that provides a unique experience to cannabis enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to the headlining musical acts, the Cup will have a variety of presentations from industry experts, artists and educators. Attendees will have access to an array of exhibitors and retailers offering food, products and entertainment. Additional musical acts and artists will be announced over the coming weeks.

“The Cup brings together a passionate group of cannabis lovers—not only to celebrate, but to learn from each other and engage in an important conversation about the industry as a whole,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup.

Blake added, “With our local event permit in place, we are moving full steam ahead to finalize a broad range of entertainment and educational presentations for our attendees—whether they be cannabis veterans or newcomers curious to learn more about the industry. The Cup has grown into an enormous celebration and cultural event and this year we are proud to host our most diverse line up ever.”

The annual cannabis celebration, which will be the 15th running of the Cup, will also continue its careful and elaborate judging process, which spans across multiple categories including flowers, concentrates, edibles, CO2 cartridges, topicals and a range of CBD categories.

Tickets are available for purchase through the Emerald Cup website, as well as ticket retailer Eventbrite. Weekend passes start at $120 and attendees must be over the age of 21. This year’s event will be a celebration of the new ways of thinking and living within cannabis culture.

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The Emerald Cup Announces Additional Musical Acts for 2018 Cannabis Celebration

Ngaio Bealum to Co-Host; STS9, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rising Appalachia, Lyrics Born, Funky Meters and the Elevaters to Join Performers Among Others

SANTA ROSA, CA – October 8, 2018 The Emerald Cup (the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today its next set of headlining acts and the co-host of its 15th annual cannabis celebration, taking place December 15 and 16 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Cup will continue to announce additional musical talent over the coming months.

The co-host of this year’s celebration will be Ngaio Bealum, American comedian, musician, writer, actor, activist, juggler and publisher. Ngaio co-hosted Cannabis Planet and published West Coast Cannabis Magazine, and most recently appeared on Netflix’s cannabis cooking contest show, Cooking on High.

Additional musical acts announced for this year’s Emerald Cup include New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 5-piece collective of electronic musicians STS9, as well as Rising Appalachia, indie hip-hop artist Lyrics Born, American funk band the Funky METERS, Los Angeles-based soul ensemble The Elevaters, Brooklyn-based afrobeat band Antibalas, Cut Chemist & Chali 2na and Australian musician Nattali Rize.

The Emerald Cup has grown into one of the largest, most influential cannabis events of the year and features a highly-curated experience for cannabis enthusiasts from around the world. Beyond its headlining musical acts, this year’s lineup features a variety of presentations from industry experts, artists and educators. Attendees will also have access to an array of exhibitors and retailers offering food, products and entertainment. Additional musical acts and artists will be announced over the coming weeks.

“We’re thrilled with the robust and diverse lineup that the Emerald Cup team has worked tirelessly to build for this year’s celebration,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup. “The Cup continues to grow each and every year, and we’re proud to host some of the most passionate and engaged cannabis enthusiasts out there. We welcome both cannabis veterans and curious newcomers to take advantage of the array of experts, artists and educators, as well as the talented musical acts.”

The annual cannabis celebration, which will be the 15th running of the Cup, will also continue its careful and elaborate judging process, which spans across multiple categories including flowers, concentrates, edibles, CO2 cartridges, topicals and a range of CBD categories. The contest intake dates run from October 15 to November 18, 2018.

Tickets are available for purchase through the Emerald Cup website, as well as ticket retailer Eventbrite. Weekend passes start at $120 and attendees must be over the age of 21. This year’s event will be a celebration of the new ways of thinking and living within cannabis culture.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 15th Annual Emerald Cup

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday December 16, 2018

Time: Doors open at 10 a.m. PST

Venue: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Address: 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Admission: Varies // Weekend Pass Starts at $120

Age restrictions: 21+

Purchase Links:

General Admission https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com

VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages

https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

Connect:

Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram

About The Emerald Cup

The Emerald Cup was created in 2003 to advance the concept of sustainable and organic cultivation through competition between the finest sun-grown organic cannabis. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

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Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com / cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160

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