Oye, burnout! Did you know 4/20 isn't just a day for getting stoned? It's also that time of year when millions of human beings all around the world light a plant on fire at the same time, fewer people get killed, and more food is cooked.
Yes, the world is a much chiller place for 24 hours. Celebrate with music. Here are Miami's top seven 4/20 parties.
Yanni. 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at the Adrienne Arsht Center's Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $49.50 to $119.50 plus fees. He has performed for more than two million people at a time in 20-plus countries while also collecting 35 platinum records. So smoke a spliff and let this pioneer of electronic sit-down music take you on a journey, man. Like, an epic, two-hour, 3-D movie trailer in surround sound.
Top Six 4/20 Parties in South Florida
Tobacco Road's 420 Fest. With Panther Sequoia, Graham Drout, Sanna Vaarna, the Incredible Squintz, Cadillack Creeps, and others. 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-1198; tobacco-road.com. Admission is $5. Ages 21 and up. This party offers the best stoner food in town. (Shout out to the Road's legendary bar burger.) Plus, there's gonna be more than 20 bands on three separate stages. Oh, and a $50 spliff-rolling contest using, um, tobacco. But you could always smoke a fatty from your own stash if you win, right?
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ArtOfWar305's 4/20 Rap Battles. With Rugged and the Benchwarmers, P-Ro vs. Johnny Black, Spyder Murphy vs. Dropz, Federal Ranga vs. 21, and others. 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Eve, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-995-5050; miamieve.com. Admission is $10. Ages 21 and up. Rap and comedy go together like herb and fire. So get high and watch people make fun of each other at this stoner holiday edition of ArtOfWar305. Also, Art Morera, Geek Squad, Ron Slyda, Silent Hand, and Lil Gunna will be hotboxing Eve's other party room all night. Spark it.
Smut Peddlers. With Unit Six, Stay Hitt, and the 707, presented by Mother Henry and This Is Not Dead. 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is $10. Ages 21 and up. The Peddlers are punk-rockers from a place — California — where medical weed is legal. They're on MTV's Jackass soundtrack. They play loud, fast, and hard. They wanna party with you. So go smoke and hit the circle pit.
Stonerz 4/20 Fest. With DJ Lance-O, Jahfe, Art Morera, Alligator City, Lunch Money, Mixed Culture, and others. 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Admission costs $10 to $15. Ages 21 and up. Kulcha Shok Music's Lance-O has locked down Miami's best reggae band, Jahfe, for this midtown party. Get high, vibe out, and eat a ton of grub from Jamaican and vegan food trucks.
Moksha Roots Live. With Telekinetic Walrus, Nag Champayons, Prinsip Band, and others. 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, at 7th Circuit Studios, 228 NE 59th St., Miami; 305-757-7277; moshkafamily.org. Admission is $10 to $15. Ages 21 and up. Yo, herb eater! The trippiest party moment of your entire THC-soaked day will go down at 4:20 in the morning when the electronic alchemists of Telekinetic Walrus drop some heavy ish to officially release their new album, The Grand Creator's Eternal Light and the Vanquishing of the Immortal Wicked Ones (A Short Story). It's gonna be total reefer madness.