The nine best 4/20 shows in Denver
Colorado has been under the microscope of international media since legalizing recreational marijuana. With that recognition comes the influx of tourism; people flocking to the mile high state to try out some of the tastiest ganja the world has ever seen. But, it also means our celebration on April 20 will be the biggest and best in the country. We picked the ten best shows in the Denver/Boulder area so you can prepare your weekend festivities accordingly.
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Please note the new regulations regarding medical and recreational marijuana. It is against the law to smoke inside establishments, within public view, or generally anywhere there is live music open to the general public. We do not condone breaking the law, but we may or may not have done some informal field research and found it may or may not be possible that you can sneak a toke or two at some of these venues.
9. Denver Merchandise Mart: Cannabis Cup
Lineup: Slightly Stoopid, Mac Miller
Time: Doors at 1 p.m.
Slightly Stoopid and Mac Miller are set to the headline the now-annual Cannabis Cup as it returns to Denver for the second time. Last year was kind of a mess, but the Denver Mart is a better place for this event. Slightly Stoopid and Mac Miller both love weed, so it will probably be a pretty good time.
8. City Hall Events Venue: Green Light District LLC presents
Lineup: Rusko, CollieRAD
Time: 9 pm
Rusko is a fucking beast when it comes to wobbling them beats, and he loves the green stuff. CollieRAD are listed on the bill, but they don't play anything remotely close to Rusko -- they are sort of jammy and Sublime-esque.
7. 1UP Colfax: Festival 64
Lineup: Signal Path, Chrome Drones, Genetics, Fun Factory, Pruitt, Mantaray, Sightlow
Time: 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.
1Up has been killing it with the live music lately, and this day will be no different. Featuring Signal Path, Chrome Drones, Genetics, Fun Factory, Pruitt, Mantaray and Sightlow, this event will be all disco and dank from start to finish. Plus there will be video games for all you nerds who like dancing while chomping on PacMan bits.