The Blues Brothers group, led by Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, will headline the Blues’d and Infused Cannabis Music Festival on August 20 at Riverfront Park in Niles, Michigan.
The event, presented by Float Nation live at Riverfront Park in Niles is co-sponsored by Belushi’s Farm brand of cannabis products, as well as Road horticultural productionsa cannabis processing facility.
Belushi announced the gig last week while in Cassopolis for a meet at Sunset Coast Layouts. Highway Horticulture, owner of Sunset Coast, partners with Belushi’s Farm to become the exclusive distributor of Belushi’s Farm products in Michigan.
“Jim brings credibility to cannabis,” said the co-founder of Highway Horticulture Nick Sayers. “It’s not just a celebrity brand here. It is very substantial. He first approaches it as a medicine, that’s how we see it. So we’re trying to expand it safely to new interests, not just trying to get everyone high.
Blues’d and infused
Cannabis-related festivities include local bands, vendors, food trucks, consumption tents, play areas, misting tents, and even a dab tent.
Belushi and Aykroyd will play a 90-minute set with an 11-piece band, from a Hammond B3 organ player to a horn section and The Blues Brothers themselves.
“It’s a show band,” Belushi told Moody on the Market. ” We will have fun. The Blues Brothers are going to rock all of southern Michigan, I gotta tell ya.
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Original movie about OG Cannabis
The Blues Brothersparoled convict Jake Blues (John Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), are on a mission to help Sister Mary Stigmata at the orphanage where they were raised as he faces financial disaster. Committed to helping the nun, whom they call the Penguin, the Blues brothers decide to reform their R&B group with musicians such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker though they spend much of their time outrunning the Chicago cops.
Here’s the official trailer for those who may not have seen one of the most entertaining films ever made.
And for a closer look at Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers
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