The event that Rolling Stone called “The Academy Awards of the Cannabis Industry” returns to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this December 12th & 13th. For tens of thousands of attendees, the Emerald Cup is the celebration of outdoor cultivation and everything that goes with it.
As nearly every cannabis enthusiasts will passionately agree, few things accompany marijuana better than music, especially live music. The cornerstone of The Emerald Cup is the prestigious contest, but you won’t find an overly competitive nature in the air. In fact, it could be argued that the true spirit of this Cup will be experienced to its fullest around the music stages in the company of thousands of high-minded cannabis culture enthusiasts.
This year’s lineup features an eclectic mix of reggae, electronica, rock, world, folk, psychedelia, and hip-hop. Inspiring acts like Santa Barbara’s roots reggae superstars Rebelution are set to headline the first day of the event. Formed in the laid-back beach side college community of Isla Vista, Rebelution gained a great deal of momentum consistently dazzling local audiences as they fine-tuned their unique roots sound. Their second full-length album, Bright Side of Life, dominated the iTunes charts and reached the top spot in reggae and the third spot in all genres of music.
Sunday’s music offerings will close with Beats Antique, an experimental group of exceptionally talented musicians that blend world fusion and electronic music to craft an incredibly distinct sound. Releasing at least one album a year since 2007, this group of veteran performers have become known for their diverse musical offerings and their wild theatrical performances. With nearly a dozen exceptional bands performing over the two-day event, the uplifting spirit of music reverberates through the entire 2015 Emerald Cup. Tickets are going fast, get yours before they sell out!