The (R)evolution of Cannabis During the Psychedelic Era
Get ready to “Turn On, Tune In, Toke Up,” Sixties-style.
After the success of Marijuana Madness: Prohibition, the acclaimed 2018 burlesque musical set from the 1930s to the 1950s, Grassfed and the Miss Marquez are proud to announce in 2019 the second part of the Marijuana Madness series--Marijuana Madness: Revolution, an entirely new hip happening about the (r)evolution of cannabis during the psychedelic era.
After the noir 1940s and the family values 1950s, America started waking up to the joys of pot through the far-out Beatniks and the late 1950s counterculture. And Beat culture begat The Beatles and Bob Dylan—who famously encouraged everyone to get stoned. And everyone did, including students, demonstrators, activists, Mad Men, soldiers in Vietnam and even the occasional cannabis-curious suburban housewife.
Marijuana Madness: Revolution brings together some of the most accomplished burlesque dancers in Los Angeles with live interpretations of the weed-static soundtrack of the era. The true story (and the history) of the (r)evolution of cannabis during the psychedelic is retold in his inimitable, crowd-pleasing style by ace marijuana journalist Abdullah Saeed (Vice’s “Bong Appetit,” HBO’s “High Maintenance,” “Great Moments in Weed History” podcast).
An immersive, mind-altering environment Marijuana Madness: Revolution encourages patrons to get into the mindset of the Peace and Love era, including the rare opportunity to dress up in the colorful threads of this most groovy of sartorial periods.
The festival of light, visuals (burlesque performances by The Miss Marquez, Nikki Dalonzo and Jamie Donovan) and sound (the Willie McNeil Experience featuring Vocalist Jessie Payo) that is the show itself is bookended--before, during intermission, and after--by the chance to visit the nearby Groovy Lounge. Guests entering this trip-enhancing lounge space can elevate their experience with the signature Grassfed vape bar, and delectable health conscious edibles, while getting an intimate introduction to the cast of the show.
The Miss Marquez
is Marijuana Madness: Revolution’s creator, producer and featured dancer. This is the second burlesque musical she has conceived about the history of cannabis, after last year’s most popular marijuana-themed burlesque show in the US, Marijuana Madness: Prohibition. Named by LA Weekly“the hardest-working dancer in Los Angeles burlesque,” the Miss Marquez has performed international and in all the major venues in the city since 2010. Her cannabis-based acts have been a highlight of her performances and were inspired by the successful road to legalization of marijuana in California.
is a James Beard Award-nominated cannabis journalist who starred in Vice Media’s Bong Appetit, was featured in HBO’s High Maintenance, and co-hosts his own podcast Great Moments in Weed History. As the MC of Marijuana Madness: Revolution, Abdullah brings his unique expertise about the history of cannabis and will serve as experienced guide to the audience into this trip through the (r)evolution of cannabis in the the psychedelic era, and it will surely be a gas, man.
The Willie McNeil Experience
is the freak-out supergroup assembled by Marijuana Madness’ musical director Willie McNeil (drums) to bring to life the mind-expanding sounds of the 1960s. Featuring Carey Frank (Keyboardist), Ishmael Perez (Singer/Guitarist) and David Goodwin (Bassist). The WME will transport you into a sound cloud of incense, peppermint, crimson and clover that is sure to envelop your journey into the most influential era in the history of drug music.
one of the most distinctive burlesque performers in Los Angeles, embodies the ideal of the 1960s pinup during the psychedelic and go-go years. With her epic red hair and sensuous curves, Nikki would have been at home in one of those multi-colored, paisley-filled spreads in a 1968 Playboy magazine, or high up in a cage at the Whisky-a-Go-Go back when The Doors were the house band. An in-demand talent with appearances in videos (Britney Spears. Kelly Rowland, Ricky Martin), TV (Pretty Little Liars, MTV’s VMAs, Dancing with the Stars) and film (Tropic Thunder), Nikki will light everyone’s fire.
our resident Beatnik Beauty, is a trained professional dancer who is equally at home performing as part of underground art projects, alternative LGBTQ venues, LA’s Fashion Week and several burlesque shows. She has appeared in videos for music superstars (Beck, Ricky Martin, Major Lazer), major TV shows (SNL, the Grammys), commercials (Nike, Toyota) and has worked with some of the best contemporary cutting-edge directors (Tim & Eric’s Eric Wareheim and Atlanta’s Hiro Murai). She brings a mysterious, cool grace to the darker side of the psychedelic era.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jessie Payo, known for her brilliant vocal and poetic songwriting, spent the year crisscrossing the country supporting her new single “She Will Love Again” which is lighting up Americana radio nationwide.
No stranger to the road, Jessie’s opened and performed with everyone from Jason Mraz to Eric Hutchinson, Lauryn Hill, Melissa Etheridge and Toad The Wet Sprocket. Her music has appeared on MTV’s hit series’ “The Hills”, “The City”, “My Super Sweet Sixteen”, ABC’s “Make it or Break it”, FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, and E!’s “The Daily Ten.”
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Do I need a doctor's recommendation letter to enter the event?
No. All adults 21+ who are Grassfed members are welcome.
Can I purchase any products at your event?
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Is the event wheelchair accessible?
No, the venue is not easily accessible by wheelchair.
What is the dress code?
Swanky cabaret attire “highly” recommended.
What can I bring into the event?
You are welcome to bring your favorite strain to use in our vape bars (no smoking allowed).
What's the refund policy?
How can I become a Grassfed member?
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* Applications are reviewed within 24 hours or less.
** A full refund will be issued in case your application is denied.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Limited street is available, however we recommend Lyft / Uber
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Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Only to another Grassfed member.