UPDATED LINE-UP FOR INAUGURAL KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL INCLUDES MIGUEL, FERG, STARCRAWLER, REESE LAFLARE, YONEE, D.I.E. AND ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 EVENT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA. DETAILS THE #BEKIND INITIATIVE AND ADDITION OF MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER IDIL AHMED
The one day, all-ages festival pop-up event is set for Saturday, February 23; it will take place at the future site of Tyson Ranch Resorts, a 420-acre Desert Hot Springs, CA entertainment complex, luxury glamping resort, and cannabis research & design facility created and owned by Mike Tyson.
Along with having the distinction of being the first-ever event to embrace California’s updated 2019 cannabis regulations and allowing those over 21+ to consume alcohol, KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL is more than just your typical music festival experience. The event is focused on providing a platform where health and wellness focused cannabis consumers, aka “The Kind Generation,” can connect with like-minded peers to cultivate a positive energy and motivate others to always #BeKind. In addition to the musical line-up, motivational speaker and author IDIL AHMED, will be raising awareness on global consciousness and the power of positivity.
KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL recently hosted a roundtable discussion–at their Los Angeles headquarters–with a group of positive influencers to discuss what “kind” means to them and about KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL’s stance on social consciousness and the importance of providing a space for all-ages and aspects of life to come together and #BeKind.
Tickets for KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL are on sale now at www.kindmusicfestival.com. GA tickets are $85.00 and VIP tickets are $185.00. VIP tickets include dedicated front of stage viewing, VIP lounge with bar and food for purchase, VIP Parking, Express Entry and upgraded bathrooms. A portion of all proceeds from KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL will be donated to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STANDING UNITED, which aids those struggling with drug addiction and homelessness, a cause that KMF holds dear as several employees, including a number of executives, are in recovery.
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An Interview with Mike Tyson
By Noe Gutierrez
He’s been called “Kid Dynamite,” “Iron Mike Tyson” and “The Baddest Man on the Planet.” You can now add “King Cannabis” to the list. Mike Tyson is creator and owner of Tyson Ranch Resort, site of KIND Music Festival in Desert Hot Springs, California, the first-ever ALL AGES fest to embrace California’s 2019 cannabis regulations. The event is focused on providing a platform where health-and-wellness-focused cannabis consumers, aka “The Kind Generation,” can connect with like-minded peers to cultivate positive energy and motivate others to always be “kind”. The event will occur on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2-11 p.m. The varied line-up includes Grammy award winning R&B artist MIGUEL, rapper A$AP FERG, L.A. punk rockers STARCRAWLER, Hip-Hop virtuoso REESE LAFLARE, UK Pop vocalist YONEE, D.I.E. and ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME.
The future site of Tyson Ranch Resort, a 420-acre entertainment complex, luxury glamping resort and cannabis research and design facility, will be temporarily transformed into a “Canna-chella” if you will. Also included in the event are food trucks, a “chillville” with 100 specialty bean bags, a “fun zone featuring massive inflatable rides,” obstacle courses, mazes, and more.
Although the focus is on the benefits of cannabis, festival organizers and Desert Hot Springs officials have confirmed that attendees will not be allowed to smoke or consume marijuana at the event.
In addition to the musical line-up, motivational speaker and author of Manifest Now, Idil Ahmed, will be raising awareness on global consciousness and the power of positive thinking.
The former undisputed heavyweight champion took some time out of his day to speak with Coachella Valley Weekly about KMF, Tyson Ranch Resort and an assortment of other topics.
CVW: What can you tell us about the thought behind KMF?
TYSON: “Kind is a revolution. We’re leading the way for a new generation of health and wellness focused cannabis consumers. We call them ‘The Kind Generation’. That’s what we’re bringing to the desert. We use the word ‘kind’ because it’s a group of people who have similar characteristics and are good in nature. Kind is about health and wellness, unity and authenticity. Our festival will challenge conventional thinking and stay mainstream.”
CVW: Tell us more about Tyson Ranch Resort.
TYSON: “We will have several acres for the growing of marijuana by master growers. We will also have facilities to help the growers and those who want to become one. There will be a marijuana research and wellness center and educational school too.”
CVW: You have a prestigious team working with you on this project.
TYSON: “Some of my partners are some of the most prominent people from sports, entertainment and business.”
CVW: How do you feel about securing your business in the desert?
CVW: Some people may say that you are promoting marijuana use by creating this brand and Tyson Ranch.
TYSON: “I’m not advocating for anyone to smoke pot. I’m advocating for myself and other people who have experienced the physical and emotional pain that I have.”
CVW: It’s public knowledge that you’ve had issues with illegal substances like cocaine and alcohol.
TYSON: “Weed is the miracle drug of the future. Weed got me off cocaine and alcohol. I want to promote its therapeutic benefits. I’ve smoked marijuana for over ten years to ease chronic pain from my boxing career and to treat my social anxiety and anger management issues.”
CVW: Here’s a famous quote from your former manager and trainer, Cus D’Amato. “There are very few new things in this world, very few. That’s why people that are young, if they’re smart, try to profit from the experience of an older guy so they won’t have to go through all the pain and suffering. But a certain amount of pain and suffer is good, because it makes a person think they’ve learned.” What would you like to impart to the younger generations?
TYSON: “I hope the younger generation learns from my mistakes. I have kids too who I have to be an example to.”
CVW: Part of your vision with this facility and purpose is to help and support veterans. There are studies that show that veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) receive comfort and relief from cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive part of marijuana.
TYSON: “I want to work with veterans and employ them. I want to supply jobs, work with veterans and pay taxes. Helping to take care of the men and women who have served in the armed forces is a top priority of mine.”
You may know Tyson as the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world at age 20 or as a movie star from the trilogy of Hangover films, or from his checkered and criminal past, or, like me, from his Punch-Out!! video game. One thing is certain; he’s had his fair share of mistakes. He’ll be the first to admit there’s no making up for his erroneous past but he has rolled with the punches and is passionate about this endeavor. The 2019 Mike Tyson is redeeming himself. With the expected success of KMF, It looks as if the Coachella Valley is in his corner.
A portion of all proceeds from KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL will be donated to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STANDING UNITED, which aids those struggling with drug addiction and homelessness, a cause that KMF holds dear as several employees, including a number of executives, are in recovery.
Standing United Mission Statement: Standing United is a non-profit organization helping people suffering from addiction and homelessness reintegrate into society and become upstanding citizens in their communities. Standing United is made up of professionals and numerous volunteers who work tirelessly to guide people out of their darkest moments and into the light of a new day and a new life.
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