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StaffStaffNovember 16, 2018
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Emerald Cup Charities to Donate Portion of Contest Entries to Freedom Grow; Host of First-Ever Cannabis Karma Bank

 

SANTA ROSA, CA – November 16, 2018 /AxisWire/ The Emerald Cup(the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today the launch of Emerald Cup Charities, the philanthropic arm of the annual cannabis celebration. This year’s partnering charities focus on supporting people who have been imprisoned due to unjust cannabis-related laws and policies.

Emerald Cup Charitiesis donating $50 per each contest entry to Freedom Grow, with a goal of raising $40,000 to help prisoners call home for the holidays. Freedom Grow—an all-volunteer organization seeking to make a difference in the lives of non-violent people who have been imprisoned due to unjust cannabis related laws—guarantees that 100 percent of the dollars donated to its organization will go directly to the prisoners of nonviolent, cannabis-related crimes.

“The Emerald Cup has been supporting non-violent cannabis prisoners through commissary donations, written letters and visits since the very first Cup in 2003. This is an issue I hold very close to my heart, and I’m thrilled to work with Freedom Grow as the featured organization at this year’s Cup,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup.

Blake continued, “Thousands of people spend years behind bars, and over 3,000 people face the grim possibility of spending the rest of their lives in prison for nonviolent cannabis crimes. These people are still part of our community and deserve to live as comfortably as possible. Through our donation, prisoners will have greater access to the basic necessities in the commissary system—everything from hygiene products, phone calls, postage stamps, food and dozens of other items that we take for granted.”

The 15thannual Emerald Cup will also feature its first-ever Cannabis Karma Bank, hosted by Freedom Grow. At the Karma Bank, attendees can make their very own “karma deposit” in support of cannabis convicts in the form of a written letter to a prisoner, signing a petition, or adopting a cannabis prisoner. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet adult children of cannabis prisoners, as well as those who were recently released from prison for nonviolent cannabis crimes.

In addition, Emerald Cup Charities also recently donated $10,000 to Cage Free Cannabis in support of policy change for cannabis prisoners. Cage Free Cannabis is a California-based organization rooted in reparative, economic and environmental justice.

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. This year’s celebration features musical acts, presentations from industry experts, artists and educators, as well an array of exhibitors and retailers offering food, products and entertainment. The Emerald Cup will also continue is annual competition with a careful and elaborate judging process, which spans across multiple categories including flowers, concentrates, edibles, CO2 cartridges, topicals and a range of CBD categories.

The annual cannabis celebration will take place on December 15 through 16, 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.

 

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 15thAnnual 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
https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages

https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

 

Connect:

Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram

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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Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com/ cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehNovember 7, 2018
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7min6900

SANTA ROSA, CA – November 7, 2018 /AxisWire/ The Emerald Cup(the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today that Willie Nelson will be honored as the recipient of an honorary award at the 15thannual cannabis celebration. The award will be given during a ceremony taking place on December 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. The 2018 Emerald Cup will mark Nelson’s first-ever appearance at a large-scale cannabis event.

Nelson, a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force with a six-decade career and over 200 albums, is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of CrazyRed Headed Stranger, and Stardust. As a longtime cannabis activist, he has been an advocate for both the consumption and legalization of marijuana and is the creator of his own recreational cannabis companies, Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy. The Emerald Cup will also honor Nelson by renaming the annual award to the Willie Nelson Award for future honorees.

In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his fifth degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul and headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW. Nelson, a Texas native with a long and well-known career as a singer, songwriter, author, poet and actor, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music—making him the first-ever country artist to receive the distinguished award.

“We have a great deal of respect and admiration for Willie, who is graciously allowing the Cup to honor future individuals with an award that will remain in his name,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup. “An unwavering ability to stand true in his beliefs and refusal to accept society’s rigid set of rules are only part of what makes Willie the perfect individual to be recognized as a hero to the cannabis world.”

Past honorees of the award include Pebbles Trippet, Eddy Lepp, Valarie Corral, Jack Herer, Ed Rosenthal, Tony Serra, Dennis Peron, Debby Goldsberry, Martin Lee, Mikki Norris, Chris Conrad, Fred Garner, Dale Geringer and Steph Sherer.

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.

The annual cannabis celebration, taking place on December 15 through 16, 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.

 

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 15thAnnual 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
https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages

https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

Connect:

Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram

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.

###

 

Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com/ cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160

 


StaffStaffOctober 9, 2018
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8min6130

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 /AxisWire/The Emerald Cup (the “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.

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 hip-hop artist 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.

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.

“We’re thrilled with the robust and diverse lineup that the Emerald Cup team has worked tirelessly to build for this year’s celebration,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup. “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.”

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.

FESTIVAL DETAILS
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
https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages
https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

Connect:
Emerald Cup – Website
Emerald Cup – Facebook
Emerald Cup – Twitter
Emerald Cup – Instagram

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.

Press Contacts:
Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh
KCSA Strategic Communications
agraf@kcsa.com / cynthia@kcsa.com
786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160


StaffStaffAugust 28, 2018
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8min9550

Doug Benson to Host; Gogol Bordello, Big Gigantic, Protoje and Margo Price to Perform At Sonoma County Fairgrounds

SANTA ROSA, CA – August 28, 2018/AxisWire/ The Emerald Cup (the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today its first set of headlining acts and the 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 headliners and additional talent over the coming months.

This year’s celebration will be hosted by comedian, actor, producer and influential marijuana rights advocate, Doug Benson. The California-native film and television star starred in the 2007 documentary film, Super High Me, about marijuana usage and hosts a weekly comedy podcast titled Doug Loves Movies.

The headlining musical acts for this year’s Emerald Cup include Gogol Bordello, a gypsy punk band known for its theatrical stage shows incorporating accordion and violin, and Big Gigantic, an instrumental electronic hip-hop duo known for its dynamic live performances with unique lighting and stage design. They will also be joined by Protoje, a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica, and Margo Price, a country singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tenn.

As one of the largest, most influential cannabis events of the year, the Emerald Cup has grown into a highly-curated event that provides a unique experience to cannabis enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to the headlining musical acts, the Cup will have a variety of presentations from industry experts, artists and educators. Attendees will 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.

“The Cup brings together a passionate group of cannabis lovers—not only to celebrate, but to learn from each other and engage in an important conversation about the industry as a whole,” said Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup.

Blake added, “With our local event permit in place, we are moving full steam ahead to finalize a broad range of entertainment and educational presentations for our attendees—whether they be cannabis veterans or newcomers curious to learn more about the industry. The Cup has grown into an enormous celebration and cultural event and this year we are proud to host our most diverse line up ever.”

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.

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.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

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
https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com 

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages

https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

Connect:

Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram

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.

###

Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com / cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160

 


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Event Will Feature Cannabis Industry’s Most Respected Experts, Speakers, Artists,

With Prominent Musical Acts and Entertainment

Santa Rosa, CA – May 24, 2018/AxisWire/  The Emerald Cup (the “Cup”)(www.theemeraldcup.com), one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, has opened ticket sales for the 2018 event, taking place December 15th and 16th at the Sonoma County Fairground in Santa Rosa, California. Cannabis enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to attend and celebrate the vibrant culture of the cannabis community.

This year’s Cup will feature more acclaimed musical acts, more presentations from experts, artists, and educators across the industry, product and flower judging across multiple categories, and incredible food, vendors, products, and entertainment. The headlining performances and many educational panels and discussions will be announced over the coming months.

Tim Blake, Founder and Producer of the Emerald Cup said, “We couldn’t be prouder that The Emerald Cup has grown into one of the most impactful cannabis events of the year. It’s truly a forum and a celebration for anyone who is passionate about cannabis—from the growers to the patients to the vendors and the performers— and it captures all the elements that make our culture so special. We look forward to welcoming this year’s attendees and celebrating what cannabis means to this community.”

This year is the 15th running of the annual event, which was created in 2003 to promote the concept of sustainable and organic cultivation through competition between the finest sun-grown organic cannabis. 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 truly be a celebration of the new ways of thinking and living within cannabis culture.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The 15th Annual Emerald Cup

Dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Sunday December 16, 2018

Time: Doors open at 10am 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
https://emeraldcup2018.eventbrite.com

​VIP Emerald Passes & Travel Packages

https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/emerald-cup/

 

Connect:

Emerald Cup – Website

Emerald Cup – Facebook

Emerald Cup – Twitter

Emerald Cup – Instagram

###

 

Press Contacts:

Annie Graf / Cynthia Salarizadeh

KCSA Strategic Communications

agraf@kcsa.com / cynthia@kcsa.com

786-390-2644 / 865-425-6160



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