The Deadly Blank
Date and Time
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:00pm
15TH ANNUAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BENEFIT CONCERT
AT TOBACCO ROAD
PLOPPY PALACE PRODUCTIONS & NORML OF FLORIDA
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On Saturday, March 2, 2013 Ploppy Palace Productions and NORML of Florida will be hosting the 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road. This event will raise funds for NORML of Florida’s (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), Patients Out Of Time’s, PUFMM’s (People United For Medical Marijuana) and The Silver Tour’s medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights. Currently there is a statewide campaign to change the medical marijuana laws in Florida that includes legislation in the Florida House and Senate as well as a statewide petition drive. As part of this three stage extravaganza, some of South Florida's top bands, spoken word artists and community activists will join together for patients’ and physicians’ right to use medical cannabis.
As a testament to the diversity of supporters for this cause, there will be a broad variety of musical styles including jazz, rock, reggae, folk, vocal harmonies, hip-hop, funk, experimental, electronica, tribal rhythms, traditional Peruvian, world beat fusion, psychedelic grooves and various interactive jams.
Johnny Dread, Sweetbone, The Nag Champayons, Teri Catlin, Dusthead, UOM, Kuyayky, The Tribe, Rhythm Flow, The Music Is Project,The Int’l Language, The Deadly Blank, Orion featuring Loose Willis, Mr Grim Reapa, Alpha Q, Kiki Sanchez Trio, Ellen Bukstel, Orrin Bolton, Scott Smith, Steve Minotti, Ric Zweig, JD Danner and more will be showcasing original music.
Alonso, Soulflower, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, Rio, Jonathan Rose, Martian Ambassador and other spoken word artists will be presenting innovative spoken word poetry with musical accompaniment.
In addition, Elviza’s Rockabelly Hippies will be performing a variety of dance and movement pieces to energetic, rhythmic percussion and ambient tones.
Elemental Expressions Entertainment will perform with fire to enhance the energy!
Coconut Grove Jugglers Exchange will be juggling various items and entertaining the crowds with a festival vibe.
Plus Anibal Fernandez, Linx, Ania Polonsky, Alvaro Santamaria, Eva Ruiz and other creative artists will be rendering a live painting demonstration to visually complement the music.
Irvin Rosenfeld and Elvy Musikka, legal medical marijuana patients and Directors for Patients Out Of Time, will be describing their experiences with obtaining medical marijuana through the federal government.
The 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert will also feature a selection of community speakers who will present information about the issues including Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard, Florida State Representative Katie Edwards, South Miami City Commissioner Walter Harris, Ric Zweig - Senior Circuit Court Judge, Norm Kent - National NORML Board of Directors, Michael Minardi P.A., Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet - Addiction Specialist, Dr. Linda Kaplan
MD of Ophthalmology & Mission Education Chair of Relay for Life American Cancer Society, Jonathan Piccolo from the ACLU of Greater Miami, Hiedi Hanford - FL CAN Resolution Campaign Coordinator, Eric Stevens from the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy, Jayne King from the Florida Green Party, Steve Berke - comedian & video activist, representatives of PUFMM, NORML of Florida and other concerned citizens.
NORML of Florida, PUFMM, Patients Out Of Time, The Silver Tour, ACLU of Florida and various other organizations will have informational booths with literature and handouts to help educate about community issues and the medical marijuana campaign in Florida.
The event will work to raise funds and awareness for NORML of Florida, The Silver Tour, Patients Out of Time and the PUFMM medical marijuana campaign to protect patients’ rights. Previously, a person's right to use medical necessity as a defense to marijuana charges has been upheld by several appeals courts in Florida. Marijuana has proven therapeutically useful in treating numerous medical conditions including muscle spasticity, arthritis, MS, and the nausea related to AIDS and cancer chemotherapy. In 2010, the City of South Miami passed a resolution to support medical marijuana on a statewide and national level - this is the first city in Florida to endorse the issue - since then 2 other Florida municipalities have also passed similar resolutions. Currently there is medical marijuana legislation being developed for this session in Florida. There is also an active petition drive to show public support for medical marijuana in Florida. At the moment, there are 18 states and Washington D.C. that have laws allowing marijuana to be used as medicine.
In addition there will be vendors and small businesses promoting and selling their merchandise, including The Wallflower Gallery, Between Spirit & Stone Jewelry, Progressive Rags, Moksha Boutique, Feather Skye Creations, Man With The Magic Hands, Massage By Tanya and selected independent corporations.
Production support provided by Ploppy Palace Productions, 7th Circuit Productions, Anamaze Productions and Resurrection Drums.
The 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is currently looking for supportive sponsors and unique vendors to help to build up the community outreach and contribute to the cause.
The 15th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road is sponsored by Ploppy Palace Productions, SFGN, AcidFlyers, Moksha Family Arts Collective, Artists for Community Evolution, Event Rhythm Management, The Wallflower Gallery and NORML of Florida.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
626 South Miami Ave., Brickell
21 Years Old + with ID
Admission is $ 12.
DISCOUNT Advance tickets available.
For more information, please email Ploppy Palace Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org
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