The nine best 4/20 shows in Denver

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Why yes, Snoop Dogg does travel with a dog mascot who smokes a cartoon-sized blunt.
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.

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
Tickets: $40-$200
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
Tickets: $20-$40
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
Tickets: $15-$20
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.


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32 comments
Jennifer Ramon
Jennifer Ramon

Andres you're just pissed cuz you don't get the music.

tdiens420
tdiens420

Fortunate youth and Denver locals Tatanka 12 dollar show at the marquis positive vibes encouraging uplifting music played by real musicians not gun toting rappers spreading message of slander and violence and disrespect maybe stop following the main stream media for once and see what good shows are actually going on. 

Ian Neumann
Ian Neumann

It's the day before 420 Jeff in a state where it's now legal ...... Deerp

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

bye bye Jeff. lol. you gonna go pout, or have a temper tantrum somewhere? Going to Leftover Salmon tomorrow. Should be a great time.

Jodeen Karls
Jodeen Karls

So excited for all these 4/20 celebrations! Thanks for the post Westword!!!!!

Jennifer Ramon
Jennifer Ramon

Just think, if you had mentioned Om is playing the Bluebird on 4/20, you could have had 10 great shows.

Jeff Hansen
Jeff Hansen

Westword I've had enough of the overload on pot stories in a state & community that is much, much more than pot...bye bye

kefi4986
kefi4986

Slightly stoopid should be number 1 wtf. and Collie Buddz should be one here.

Jay Polo
Jay Polo

they kinda fucked up they should have had red& meth on sat since snoop & wiz are on sunday

Michelle Childers
Michelle Childers

Fri nite! check out the Juliian Marley show at Casselmans Bar & Venue Denver! P-Nuckle is performing too!!

Jay Cismaru
Jay Cismaru

Kevin A. Mahmalji you could not possibly be further away from his target audience I saw him at the Gothic and it was very good

Jaime Vdemoya
Jaime Vdemoya

at least it won't be the Locals fucking it up.

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Chanel Vigil

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Michelle Garcia
Michelle Garcia

Funny. Red Rocks pot friendly show Saturday night, Easter Sunrise Service Sunday early morning and good ol Snoop Lion Sunday night. going to be the most peaceful Easter service ever!! ( no fighting over parking spaces or seats ).

Kevin A. Mahmalji
Kevin A. Mahmalji

I went to Snoop's show last year and it fucking sucked. All he did was spin a few records and mumbled a couple versus while nappy hoes twerked on the edge of the stage. Snoop Lion, lol!

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