First Annual Virginia Cannabis Freedom Festival

First Annual Virginia Cannabis Freedom Festival

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The Shops at Stonefield

2100 Hydraulic Road

Charlottesville, VA 22901

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Come celebrate your inherent Hemp & Cannabis Rights with the Virginia Hemp Coalition and the Commonwealth Collective on Sept 10th in Cville

About this event

We hope you can join us on Saturday September 10th from 2-10pm @ the large field at The Shops at Stonefield in Charlottesville, Virginia for a jubilant celebration of our inherent Hemp & Cannabis rights. Proceeds benefit the VHC to fight for all our cannbais & hemp rights and the local Blue Ridge Food Bank by a large donation of hemp based foods to the bank.

There will be hemp foods, hemp beverages, hemp vendors, hemp education, hemp speakers, and hemp legislative updates along with a crab and oyster bar. If all that isn’t enough there will be amazing live music from locally based top notch artists all afternoon and evening! Tickets are $35 for the entire festival - $40 at the door (if not sold out). We expect to sell out as we only have 2000 tickets for sale to the public so be sure to get your tickets early to support the very worthy causes! Also, if you can’t make it but would like to just donate to the causes please purchase a ticket or two.

Please reach out to for more information if you would like to become one of our exclusive sponsors or vendors for the event. You must have some relation to the hemp industry (ie, providing a service to the hemp industry, having food/beverages with hemp ingredients, selling hemp products) to be a vendor. VHC members get a $50 dollar discount for any sponsorship package or vending spot. Please send an email to < > for more information if interested.

Hope to see you there!

Band Schedule:

2:30-3:45 The Runawayz

The Runawayz are a Soul, Rock, & R&B band based out of Charlottesville, VA. Primarily, the group plays a mix of familiar covers from Bill Withers, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and The Isley Brothers with modern arrangements and a pop/rock sensibility.

4:15-5:30 Free Union

Free Union is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based collective led by Michael Coleman (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Rob Dunnenberger (drums), and features Carrie Coleman (vocals), Parker Hawkins (bass), and Tyler Hutcherson (keys). The band’s sound is not distillable, it’s ever-evolving music is rooted in soul and incorporates rhythm and blues, rock, and pop into its sound.

6:00- 7:30 Kendall Street Company

Kendall Street Company is a jam-alt rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. From late night jam sessions at the University of Virginia to main stages at venues and festivals throughout the country, Kendall Street Company has broken the mold of improvised rock and entered a world of jazz-grass infused psychedelic bliss. The band's musical style embraces mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. With no two shows ever the same, word of mouth has quickly grown a ravenous fanbase eager to hear their favorite studio tracks explored and extended as part of a live community. As seasoned KSC fans can tell you, any one of their songs could easily turn from a fun sing-along to a cacophonous headbanging garage-rock soundscape, before finally resolving into a peaceful ambience.

8:00-9:30 Mighty Joshua

Independent Reggae Artist Mighty Joshua engages audiences by opening minds and activating bodies through song. Conscious lyrics flow freely to create distinctive refrains that pulse with pride against rhythms rooted in percussion. His soulful exploration in the evolution of sound creates an expression of reggae for the modern day.

As Virginia Reggae Ambassador (2015+2016) and Artist of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016) Mighty Joshua advocates for reggae music by sharing his love of the genre and culture with meaningful performances for the masses. Mighty Joshua’s self-titled debut solo album is a life inspired compilation that encourages reflection and empowerment for oneself, community, and beyond. The official “Mighty Joshua” video has aired on Virginia Currents, and his single “Full Circle” was a featured track on Relix Magazine’s Compilation CD for the October/November 2014 issue distributed to subscribers and newsstands nationwide.

Mighty Joshua plays in a multitude of arrangements including high energy live performances with support of his back-up band the Zion #5. His musical roots in African percussion led to experimenting with sound and rhythm. Soon after exposure to Djembe and Djun Djun drums they became a part of his playing repertoire which also includes the Didgeridoo. Mighty Joshua played percussion and supplied backing vocals for Corey Harris albums “Father Sun, Mother Earth” and “Fulton Hill Blues” and has opened for several internationally acclaimed reggae acts including Steel Pulse, Culture w/ Kenyatta Hill, the Meditations, the Itals, and Ziggy Marley.

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