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Terptown Throwdown Relocating To Boston City Hall Plaza

Massive cannabis event scheduled for Aug. 25, 2024 moving from Central Mass to the Hub

When it comes to the cannabis industry in Boston proper, there’s no denying that Mayor Michelle Wu, along with Kim Janey who served a brief stint as acting mayor during a critical time for several burgeoning businesses, has helped create an environment of cannabis acceptance previously unimagined under teetotaling Mayor Marty Walsh or Tom Menino before that.

With that said … while Walsh may have opposed weed and hobbled the nascent local market, his administration did play a big role in making the concrete ring around Boston’s notoriously unwelcoming City Hall much more party-friendly. And whether he would want it as part of his legacy or not, said overhaul combined with Wu’s sensible weed stance coalesced into what is basically an unprecedented announcement earlier this month—that the Terptown Throwdown, an unapologetically pro-cannabis 420-themed event, will happen on Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024.

The news came earlier this month, though initially for a different date that’s since been changed to Aug. 25. It seriously seemed too cool to be true, and we wanted to give the situation some breathing room before amplifying it. But it looks like this is actually happening, and so we reached out to the Terptown team. They’re just now getting details squared away and booking talent, and we will catch up with them soon for a long interview, but in the meantime, their simple confirmation is enough.

“It was a move we feel we had to make, and the city [of Boston] has been brilliant to us throughout the process,” Terptown organizer Keith Kerrigan told Talking Joints Memo. “We are delighted with our achievement in securing the venue.”

Last year’s event, which took place all the way Spencer west of Worcester, featured musical performers including the Movement, Pepper, the Elovaters, Mike Love, Tropidelic, Surfer Girl, Arise Roots, Jarv, Green Lion Crew, and Buddahfly. Artists for this year’s show in Boston have not yet been announced, but planned sponsors include Nova Farms, Higher Breed, Green Gold Group, Regenerative LLC, and Liquid Gold.

The event will be followed by Boston Cannabis Week, which will activate venues across the city and region from Sept. 15 to Sept. 24 this year.