Contributed by Josh Fryfogle
On April 20th, the folks at Trich Productions, with the help of a laundry list of cannabis and non-cannabis companies, will coming together for the 2nd Annual 4/20 Green Spring Concert & Expo.
A veritable “who’s who” of this newly legalized industry will be taking to the green at Settler’s Bay golf course, for a day of music, community and celebration.
More than an industry exposition, the 4/20 Green Spring event is a public gathering at a safe and friendly venue, where all are welcome. Whether you work in the industry, or you are a family or friend of someone who does – even if you just support the cause – this event is a great way to spend your Saturday!
The sponsors for this event are many:
Green Jar is the Premier sponsor of the event, and is also a premier retailer in the Mat-Su Valley. Located just off of the Parks Hwy in Wasilla, on Blue Lupine Dr., Green Jar is an award-winning retail store many times over! Cultivating an image of the emerging cannabis industry that is clean and contemporary, Green Jar contributes constantly to the new-found normalcy of cannabis in our local economy. It makes sense that they would lend their support to an event like this one, at Settler’s Bay Golf Course, where the average Alaskan will find a group of fellow community members, from every socio-economic and cultural background, who together contribute to the real and diverse cannabis community – dispelling that ‘dirty hippie’ stereotype. Good on Green Jar for supporting this event, and a new perspective on the community they serve!
Alaska Elixirs, a vape shop in Wasilla, opened their doors in May 2016, offering a better alternative for quitting cigarettes. While not a cannabis retailer, they do offer several CBD products, along with their vaporizer options - all of which will be available at the event. As sponsor of the VIP lounge, Alaska Elixirs will be hosting a donut-eating contest and a vape cloud contest, and will offer multiple prizes available only to VIP ticket holders. VIP Ticket holders will have exclusive access to the VIP tent, where there will be a bar just for them, and a controlled environment for relaxation and revelry.
Denali Dispensaries is a cannabis cultivation company with a retail shop in Anchorage. With master grower, Andrew Campbell, who has won multiple awards for his superior products, Denali Dispensaries has established a firm foothold in the growing industry. They will be onsite with lots of products, including CBD products from Alaska Botanicals, and more.
Absolem’s Garden will be sponsoring the event, alongside other industry professionals. Coming together with the spirit of community, with industry colleagues that are usually competitive, this women-owned and operated business brings a quality-over-quantity approach. This Mat-Su Valley-based company’s motto is “Every Plant, Every Table, Every Day”.
Kerby Coman, owner of Green Degree, has been at the forefront of the cannabis industry in Alaska, especially in the Mat-Su Valley. Green Degree will be celebrating their second year anniversary in tandem with this event, and will be giving out tons of free swag items to help celebrate!
High Tide Farms is known for producing pressed rosin products and vape cartridges. Their solvent-less production methods are preferred by many conscientious consumers, who seek out the brand with this in mind. High Tide Farms will have their brand on the beer cups at the event, which is sure to start a buzz around their brand!
The music is going to be top-shelf!
The Jephries, who recently released their prog rock album ‘Holland’, will be on stage at 5:15 for an hour of incredible musicianship and the fun-loving music-making for which they are known. Check the band out at:
Watch their new video, ‘Color Scheme’, while you’re there. Great work, and a great addition to this event.
Element 47 has been bringing the beat to countless Alaskan feet, filling dance floors across the state for years! A group of some of the better players in the state, the band is sure to put some spring in our step, come late April. An eight-member super group, check them out from 6:30-8 pm at Settler’s Bay Golf Course, and here:
H3 is an Alaskan favorite, bringing their Hawaiian-flavored take on reggae tunes that are both familiar and new. From Sublime to Bob Marley, and impressive interpretations of songs from most genres, H3 is the party band that Alaska has counted on for many years. A true musical treasure for the Alaskan scene, check them out from 8-10 pm at the event, and here:
Tickets are reasonably priced at $25, with VIP tickets at $50.
For more info, and to purchase tickets, check out the link below: