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Pot Prevails: Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Cannabis Promoters, Edible Events, Team Up for Fundraiser at Denver's Space Gallery

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Apr 30, 2014 03:20 AM EDT

I've been through Colorado a handful of times now, and marijuana finally having legality for sale and consumption still doesn't sit well with me. That isn't to say I have an opinion about it, it's just that a cultural revolution finding it's foundation in marijuana, cannabis, weed, pot, etc can so easily go awry (do I even need to spell out why?).

However, the movement contends to overcome another front this Tuesday as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra announces a series of performances sponsored by, well, weed.

The concerts are organized by leading pot-promoter Edible Events and will start May 23 with three BYOM (bring your own marijuana) events at the Space Gallery in Denver's Santa Fe arts district as per The Denver Post.

And, if that wasn't enough, the performance will premiere at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 13. These events are considered fundraisers for the CSO, so this serves a higher purpose than you might think.

"We see ourselves as connecting classical music with all of Colorado," said CSO executive director Jerry Kern, who says that the concerts will help the orchestra in a most unorthodox of senses.

"Part of our goal is to bring in a younger audience and a more diverse audience, and I would suggest that the patrons of the cannabis industry are both younger and more diverse than the patrons of the symphony orchestra," he continued.

So as pot breaks through the boundaries and limitations imposed on it, the cannabis industry seems to take more ground in what seems like an everlasting turf war. But this time, the cause seems too credible and fundamentally sound to pass up.

Take a look back on the CSO back in 2008 as a precursor.

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TagsEdible Events, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Jerry Kern, Space Gallery, The Denver Post

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