The long-running Hoxeyville Music Festival in Northern Michigan says it will have an official cannabis partner for the first time this year.
Held on 150 acres of farmland near Manistee National Forest in Wellston, the Americana and roots music festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in August.
Festival operator Hoxeyville Enterprises says it has struck a deal with Dunegrass Co. to offer on-site cannabis sales, and to partner with cannabis event organizer and breeder Tom Beller of Real Leaf Solutions to offer on-site consumption.
It was fitting that the permit approval was given at the Wellston Township board meeting on April 20.
Hoxeyville Enterprises says Dunegrass Co. will be the festival’s cannabis partner in 2022 and 2023.
“We are very excited to offer this option to our attendees and look forward to growing both this experience within the event and our partnership with Dunegrass,” said Hoxeyville Productions’ Jake Robinson in a statement.
“Dunegrass is beyond excited to work on the first music festival turned cannabis event in the state,” Dunegrass COO Eric Piedmonte said in a statement. “Until now, all cannabis events on the ground have been cannabis first, then entertainment. We turned the model upside down by partnering with a long-running festival like Hoxey.”
“This event is going to set the new standard for cannabis events,” said Beller, who also has the state’s first licensed cannabis event organizer.
Hoxeyville is scheduled for August 19-21 and will feature two stages featuring national and local acts. The festival has a capacity of 4,000.
This year’s lineup includes Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, the Infamous Stringdusters and other acts. The full lineup is available at hoxeyville.com.
Lansing hosted a 420 Music Festival last month with a lineup of mostly hip-hop acts. In metro Detroit, a planned “Spark in the Park” event in Hazel Park was voted down by the city council over parking problems, with a lineup that would mix rock, funk and hip-hop.
In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, cannabis chain the Fire Station is planning a “Camp Cannabis” event in Marquette from October 7-9. While no lineup has been announced yet, it says it’s looking for national and local acts.
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