And the hits to the Cannabis Cup in Colorado keep coming.
First the U.S. Cannabis Cup got booted from its Denver-adjacent home. Then its plans to stage a Cup in southern Colorado fell apart. Then High Times magazine’s largest event moved from Colorado for a greener, more lenient home in southern California.
And now the Cup’s lone Colorado event — a High Times-sponsored concert April 19 with Cypress Hill, George Clinton and others with a Cannabis Cup awards show tagged on — is moving to a much smaller venue less than a week before showtime.
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And even with the move to the smaller venue, tickets are still available.
Instead of playing the 6,500-capacity 1stBank Center in Broomfield, the Cypress Hill concert and High Times award show is moving to the 1,700-capacity Ogden Theater in Denver, according to promoter AEG Live. All tickets for the 1stBank Center are good for the Ogden, and a “limited number of tickets remain and are on sale now,” according to a media release.
Tickets are $65. The bill’s other acts are George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Action Bronson and Chronixx.
So why didn’t the event sell? Surely the lack of an accompanying Cannabis Cup expo didn’t help ticket sales. And with Snoop Dogg playing Fiddler’s Green, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne playing the 420 Rally in Civic Center and Method Man and Redman playing Red Rocks all in the same week, competition is no doubt fierce.
Is this venue downsizing indicative of the 4/20 to come? It’s too early to say, but Colorado will surely see fewer cannabis tourists this 4/20 because of the Cup’s move west.