Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrating the Roots of 4/20 on Colfax with The Waldos Music Fest

Fillmore Auditorium
April 20 
Celebrating the roots of 4/20
Talib Kweli
Congo Sanchez
Native Roots Apothecary & Dixie Elixirs are thrilled to present THE WALDOS MUSIC FEST featuring MATISYAHU at The Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, April 20.  Special guests Talib Kweli and Congo Sanchez will open the show. Show time is 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00 PM

Native Roots Apothecary and Dixie Elixirs are proud to bring this festival to Colorado for 4/20 to celebrate the “growing” industry and showcase the new cannabis community. 

Owner of Native Roots Apothecary, Rhett Jordan (age 29) is a local entrepreneur and Colorado native. He has dreamed of promoting events like this since he saw his first show at Red Rocks when he was 13 years old.
Jordan said “It is an honor to have amazing artists such as Matisyahu and Talib Kweli involved in this historic weekend.  This is a great showcase of the positive nature of Colorado’s cannabis industry, which is a fast growing sector in the local economy.”

The Waldos were a group of young adults in California that had to hide their cannabis usage so they came together – often at 4:20 pm – to smoke cannabis prior to it being legalized.  The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation.

This year’s 4/20 is an historic date and symbolizes our culture stepping away from the wall.  It is the culmination of an 80 year struggle for cannabis to transition from the black market to a socially acceptable past time and medical standard. It has also become the inspiration for naming this evening of celebration and music as the 1st Annual Waldos Music Fest.

When Matisyahu emerged in 2004 with his debut album, Shake Off the Dust ……. Arise, his musical persona seemed a novelty to some. Here was a Hasidic Jew -- dressed in a black suit with a broad-brimmed black hat worn over a yarmulke, and sporting a full, untrimmed beard -- who nevertheless performed toasting raps about the glories of traditional Judaism over reggae beats in a dancehall style directly from Jamaica. Moreover, he punctuated his performances with stage diving. It may have seemed like a joke at first, but Matisyahu was serious about his craft, and his diverse style soon garnered Grammy nominations, gold record certifications, and a broad audience.

His second studio album – Youth - appeared in 2006 and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album. In late 2011, the singer posted a picture with a shaved head and payes cut with the caption, "No more Chassidic reggae superstar." As such, his 2012 effort Spark Seeker was more secular pop.  He is currently touring in Germany and his latest release – Akeda – will drop in June.

The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. He travels around the globe as one of rap’s most in-demand performers.  The result of his recent artistic growth and exploration arrives with Kweli’s latest – the dynamic Prisoner Of Conscious AKA P.O.C., an artistic tour de force that signals the start of the next chapter of Kweli’s remarkable career.

Musician extraordinaire, Congo can generally be found in one of two places. If he's not on the road drumming with DC's own, Thievery Corporation or See-I: he's jamming out to fresh vibes at the mysterious Lillypad studios. He is developing a unique blend of Afro-Latin Dub, as he evolves in to his own on the DC music scene.

Tickets are on sale now
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at or call 800 – 745 - 3000 

Tickets are $49.50 GA plus applicable service charges.

Limited VIP tables are available - $300.00 for a group of 4

The Fillmore box office is open Monday - Friday from 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm.  On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm. 
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks!  Service charges may apply.   

For Sponsorship opportunities and other VIP ticket option information, please call
Rhett Jordan @ 720 308 6280

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