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Springfield Hemp Fest 2012: Over 70 Bands and DJs

Springfield Hemp Fest is being celebrated in Springfield, MO on September 1,2 and 3 of 2012. Located at 5484 W. Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri 65619. Celebration features over 70 live acts, workshops, speakers, camping and rides.

 
PRLog - Jul. 5, 2012 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Hemp Fest is being celebrated in Springfield, MO on September 1,2 and 3 of 2012.  Located at The American Legion Post 676 at 5484 W. Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri 65619. The purpose of the event is to gather in celebration of the wonderful uses the cannabis plant has in the world, and promote those good uses to the public.

The festival features over 70 live musical performances on 3 different stages.  The outdoor stage is located in a converted baseball field and will feature world class sound and lights.  The Electric Hemp Garden is also located outdoors and will be a smaller stage with more decorations, lights and lasers.  The EHG is home of all the electronic music and performances as well as a wonderland of decor.  The third stage located indoors will feature the most bands and will host a full indoor bar.

The genres of the musical acts will range from Roots, Reggae, Jam Bands, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Rock and Roll, Punk, Pop, Country, Bluegrass, Classic Rock, Blues, Hip Hop, Electro, House, Techno,  Breaks, Cover Bands and more.

Headlining the festival is Cas Haley, a runner up in Americas got talent and currently on a national Tour to promote in new albums and music.  Also headlining in Springfield native Josh Heinrichs former lead singer of the band Jah Roots.

"We wanted to have a well rounded show that includes nearly every genre. In addition to being well rounded by genre we wanted to show the talent of local bands from all over the Region.  Including Springfield, Joplin, Kansas City, Arkansas, Kansas, and beyond.  The we wanted to bring in some National and Regional acts from places like California, Memphis, Nashville, Chicago, and Iowa. "  Travis Holt an Event Coordinator stated.

This is an all ages festival. The festival will be host to free camping and free parking.  "Camping is limited, there will be showers and coolers but no fires or loud noise." Travis Holt stated. Also inside the festival will be an inflatable carnival with rides like giant slip and slide, giant  hamster balls, 65' obstacle course, three lane bungee run and more.  Fun for both kids and adults.

The festivals proceeds will go towards the next years event, as well as some contributions will be made to The Silver Tour, Vote Hemp, Teapot Party, and NORML.  The contributions will vary depending on the success of the event.

Speakers from all walks of life will be at the festival to promote the uses of Hemp and cannabis is food, law, and reform standpoints.  "Springfield Hemp Fest is a platform, we want to make the platform as big as possible and then allow non-profits and groups to speak from the platform we have created.  This allows us to concentrate on what we are good at, making events.  While the pro-cannabis groups provide their expertise and come to gather signatures, provide speakers and information to the public.  We do provide some education but mostly reach out to organizations like NORML and the Free Cannabis Project for help in that department." Travis stated.

Website: http://springfieldhempfest.com
Media Contact: Travis Holt
Media Contact Phone: 417-224-6244
Media Contact Email: info@springfieldhempfest.com
Media Kit: http://springfieldhempfest.com/media-press/

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