'Classically Cannabis': Colorado Symphony Orchestra Goes to Pot


Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Classical concerts just don't stir the kids like they used to. But the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has an idea it's hoping might help change that. This May, the symphony is introducing "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," a round of weed-friendly summer fundraising concerts. 

"It's an interesting way to connect ourselves to new audiences and new potential financial support," said Jerry Kern, Colorado Symphony CEO, in an NBC News clip (below).  

The concerts—each with a different theme—will take place in May, July, and August at a downtown Denver venue called the Space Gallery.

Edible Events Co., "Colorado's premier producer of cannabis-friendly events," is curating, with all proceeds going to the Colorado Symphony. "I'd like to kind of start redefining what a cannabis user looks like," said Jane West, owner of Edible Events. 

Along with some sweet classical jams, the $75 ticket price will get concertgoers complimentary booze and food truck grub. But all shows are "BYOC"—bring your own cannabis.

The symphony is also hosting a series of "Beethoven and Brews" concerts, which wil have slightly cheaper tickets and take place in local breweries.