Cultivate festival celebrates cannabis culture from 8/25-8/27 (Episode 869)

Cultivate is the first-ever three-day cannabis music festival, and it’s coming up soon, from August 25-August 27.

The event will be at the Nursery, a cutting-edge venue by the Green Line stop at 1800 W Lake Street.

This first-time event comes with a ridiculously affordable $99/3-day pass price tag, and artists include GZA, Graveyard (only U.S. performance), Crumb, The Pharcyde, Mac Sabbath, Julian Marley, Afroman and former podcast guests like Fishbone, Lucky Boys Confusion and Otnes.

Festival founder Louie Mendicino joins me to talk about building Chicago’s first-ever cannabis special, from creating the venue through the artist booking.

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Food for this episode came from Cigars & Stripes in Berwyn (6715 Ogden Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402). Louie says they have the best wings in the area, and he’s not wrong. The Tijuana Dog was also something special! Great place to eat, drink and hang!


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