Celebrate 420 in Phoenix with smoking grooves

By Niki D'Andrea

So Sunday is April 20, better known as “4-20,” an unofficial holiday for pot smokers everywhere. Of course Phoenix -- a city in a state that sits between Mexico and California -- will host its share of celebrations and shows. Even if you don’t smoke pot, there’s plenty of mellow music and groovin’ goodness to go around. Here are just a handful of the goings-on around town on April 20:

ReggaeFest 4-20 at Club Red in Tempe: Featuring performances by local hip-hop collective Cousins of the Wize, as well as dancehall/rock mashups by Latino Rebel Band, Egress, Purple Kush, Tender Mercyes, The Neoprimitive, The iiFS, Soulafide, Brewed to Perfection, Underwater, Jermaine Fagan, and more. Admission costs $10-$12. Call 480-966-4733.

Reggae Riddim 420 Weekend at Goat Head Saloon in Mesa: With live music from Walt Richardson, The Market Band, Mister Kali, Motherland Soul, Ghetto People Band, Journalist Bandoo, Inginajah, and more. Admission costs $10. Call 480-464-8030.

Latino Rebel Band performs at Club Red this Sunday.

The 4-20 Party at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe: Festivities include the Charles Bond Happy Hour, a 4:20 Pizza Party, and live music from Silver Medallion, and more. Admission is free. Call 480-967-4777.

420 Fest at Cell Block in Mesa: This metal celebration boasts live music from Vital Remains, Monstrosity, Forever in Terror, He Who Binds Himself, Do Tremble, and Fall Silent. Admission costs $16-$20. Call 480-834-7680.

Charles Bond hosts happy hour at Yucca Tap Room on Sunday.

10th Annual 420 Party at all Cheba Hut locations: Cheba Hut Toasted Subs offers a Nug (4” sub), bag of chips, and a drink in a for $4.20, in addition to various raffles, giveaways, and live music performances. Call 480-446-0088.

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