Conductor: Pot-Sponsored Concert At Red Rocks Will Be ‘Very Imaginative

COLORADO: The Colorado Symphony’s “Classically Cannabis” concerts made international headlines earlier this year when the orchestra partnered with marijuana-related sponsors. The invitation-only events featured small-ensemble performances where audiences could consume marijuana on a private patio.

This Saturday, the full orchestra heads to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for another performance sponsored by marijuana-related companies. This time the audience will be thousands, rather than hundreds, of fans.

World First: Symphony Orchestra To Be Sponsored By Marijuana Growers

COLORADO: Rub your eyes. Do not inhale (unless you’re of age and know what you’re doing).

Pinch yourself.

Here’s the big news of the day: The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has announced a series of concerts in association with a legal pot promoter, Edible Events. The series lights up on May 23 with three bring-your-own weed concerts at the Space Gallery in Denver’s Santa Fe arts district and climaxes with a massive outdoor puff-storm at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in September.

‘We see ourselves as connecting classical music with all of Colorado,’ said CSO executive director Jerry Kern. ‘Part of our goal is to bring in a younger audience and a more diverse audience, and I would suggest that the patrons of the cannabis industry are both younger and more diverse than the patrons of the symphony orchestra.’