The Blues Brothers Band, led by Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi will headline the Blues’d and Infused cannabis music festival on August 20th 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 Highway Horticultural Productionsa cannabis processing facility.
Belushi announced the concert last week while he was in Cassopolis for a meet-and-greet Sunset Coast Provisions. Highway Horticulture, which owns 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 Sayer. “It’s not just a famous brand here. It’s very substantial. He first sees it as medicine, the way we see it. So we’re trying to safely expand it into new interests, not just trying to get everyone high.”
Blues’d And Infused
Cannabis-related celebrations include local bands, vendors, food trucks, consumption tents, play areas, fumigation tents, and even a dab tent.
Belushi and Aykroyd will play a 90-minute set featuring an 11-piece band, ranging 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 gonna rock all of southern Michigan, I gotta tell you.”
Belushi’s Farm in Michigan: A Mission from God Four Decades Later
The Blues Brothers are still on one commission from God as they introduce Belushi’s Farm Cannabis in Michigan – an interpretation of the original 1980 film directed by John Landis.
Original OG Cannabis Movie
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 they grew up in as it faces financial collapse. Determined to help the nun they call the penguin, the blues brothers decide to start their R&B band with musicians like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker although they spend much of their time running away from the Chicago cops.
Here’s the official trailer for those who may not have seen one of the most entertaining movies of all time.
And for a closer look at Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers
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