The Emerald Cup Announces 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, Calif., Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Emerald 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.

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Ngaio Bealum.

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 Japanese-American rapper 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.

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Lyrics Born.

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.

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup, said:

“We’re thrilled with the robust and diverse lineup that the Emerald Cup team has worked tirelessly to build for this year’s celebration.

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.”

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Tim Blake, founder and producer of the Emerald Cup.

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.

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

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Emerald Cup – Website
Emerald Cup – Facebook
Emerald Cup – Twitter
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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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