What better than Mike Tyson, cannabis, and music festivals in the magical California sun? All of those things combined. Former boxing star Mike Tyson announced The Kind Music Festival, what he’s described as “the next generation of music festivals” that embraces the legalization of recreational cannabis use.
The Kind Music Festival
The event took place on Feb. 23 at the Tyson Ranch Resort, a one-stop entertainment hub, and marijuana enthusiasts ultimate playground. According to the official website for the event, the 412-acre entertainment complex features luxurious glamping (that glamorous camping if you didn’t know) and will eventually house a cannabis research and development facility.
It’s never been a secret that Tyson is a lover of pot, he once admitted that he boxed after smoking and managed to win the fight too. Last year, he even pitched a reality show all about his life and experiences as a “ganjapreneur”. One thing is for certain- Mike Tyson is building a marijuana empire.
According to the press release for the festival, the event was the first all-ages, cannabis embracing festival ever. Alcohol was served to guests 21+ and cannabis use was allowed, but none was available for purchase at the festival itself. Early bird tickets were priced at $55 USD, and $1 per ticket sale was donated to Standing United. The non-profit organization that works to help people suffering from addiction and re-integrates the homeless back into society in the hopes of bringing a new sense of purpose and light into their lives.
The line-up for the festival was announced on Jan. 2, and music fans were pleased to see some of the big players in the music industry set to entertain. The main headliner for the show was R&B singer Miguel. Other performers included Starcrawler, Yonee, and All of My Friends Hate me. When the line-up was first announced, Chicano Batman was scheduled to entertain. , after a crowd-surfing incident at Coachella in 2014, he was sued two years later for allegedly harming a woman while he surfed the crowd at the world-famous festival. Rap artist Ferg formerly known as A$AP Ferg replaced Chicano Batman on the line-up instead.
In addition to supported cannabis use, epic music, a scene-stealing dessert landscape, there was food trucks to curb munchies and some pretty epic games and places to chill. The event truly was an amusement park for adults, with a Fun Zone filled with inflatable rides obstacle courses, mazes, and even a space that they dubbed “Chillville”. The ultimate spot to lounge on one of 100 bean bag chairs and ride out your high with friends, placed right in the center of the action.