National Cannabis Industry Association “Cannabis Carnival II” in Denver amid 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit/Expo

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There are certainly ​a lot of  firsts in the cannabis industry these days. When NCIA staff kicked off our 1st annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last summer, and held the 1st Cannabis Carnival benefit concert, I don’t think we realized that people would be talking about both all the way through the next year. ​And we’re so thrilled to be doing this again, bigger and better, in Denver on June 30th, 2015.

Last year, Brooke Gilbert, our events and education director, put together a line-up of ​musical ​talent that included ​Nadis Warriors, Sunsquabi, and ​the 36-person marching band sensation Itchy-O, which managed to keep the audience with widened eyes and jaws on the floor. Summit attendees had a chance to let loose and enjoy an ​evening concert ​event sponsored entirely by cannabis companies like O.Pen Vape.

​Now in our second year of Cannabis Carnival, we’ve outdone ourselves. The venue is bigger, now at The Fillmore Auditorium​. The decor is going to be even more exciting, with carnival themed attractions, games, food, intimate networking lounges, and more.

And for those who enjoy psychedelic “avant-funk” jazz music (me! me!), 20+ year internationally renowned act Medeski Martin & Wood joins us as our headliner. ​

“Anonymous Skulls” by Medeski Martin & Wood:

Tickets Available at Live Nation. Click to pre-purchase!

Other performances include revolving improvisational super group Everyone Orchestra (featuring members of The String Cheese Incident, Big Gigantic, Papadosio, Tea Leaf Green, The Motet, Elephant Revival, The Bridge, and The Congress), Quixotic plus Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation performing an evening opening DJ set. Check out the Spotify Playlist for Cannabis Carnival.

Presented by the National Cannabis Industry Association & Bhang Corporation, this concert will benefit the the only trade association fighting for the growth of a responsible & legitimate cannabis industry at the national level!

Tickets on-sale now at LIVE NATION!

Cannabis Business Summit attendees: $20 ADV / $30 DOOR**
General Admission: $40 ADV / $50 DOOR
VIP Access: $250 ADV / $300 DOOR

VIP Access:
• VIP tickets include carnival themed catered food, drink tickets, private bar, balcony and networking lounge access, show poster and cannabis industry gift bag.
• 2 drink tickets
• Complimentary carnival themed catered food and other heavy hors d’oeuvres.
• For VIP ticket option information, please email

**Please email with CBS proof of purchase for discount code. All ticket prices subject to applicable service charges.**

Cannabis Carnival II
The Fillmore Auditorium
1510 Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218
Doors: 7PM
Show: 7:30PM – 12AM
Ages 21+

7:00 : Concert kickoff by Congressman Jared Polis
7:30 – 8:15 Rob Garza
8:25 – 9:10 Quixotic
9:25 – 10:25 Everyone Orchestra
10:50 – 12:00 Medeski Martin & Wood

The consumption of marijuana and smoking of any kind is prohibited by law at this event.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsoring member businesses that are supporting the success of this event through their generous contributions!

“Funhouse Facilitator” – Title Sponsor:
Bhang Corporation

“Cannabis Cavalcade” – Supporting Sponsors:
Mahatma Concentrates
Mountain Medicine

Terrapin Care Station
Vicente Sederberg LLC

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. CLICK IF INTERESTED or please email Brian Gilbert at:

Interested in joining NCIA? Please do!