SALINAS >> Come this summer season, the mix of music and hashish will likely be wafting over Laguna Seca Raceway, as plans are underway to carry a multi-entertainment competition into the recreation space of the famed raceway.
Most particulars are nonetheless being labored out, however an settlement with competition promoters, Stonefish Inc., described the occasion as being “promoted as a music competition with a hashish element.” The precise title of the competition continues to be pending.
On Tuesday, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors gave the nod to a Facility Use Settlement with Stonefish, a Santa Barbara firm that has expertise selling and managing numerous occasions together with hashish and music festivals.
The occasion is slated for June 15-19 on the Laguna Seca Leisure Space lakebed. The scheduling coincides with the presumably ongoing building of the Begin-End Bridge at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca whereas no racing is occurring.
On Tuesday, Supervisor Wendy Root Askew requested County Parks Chief Bryan Flores about security surrounding an occasion the place hashish is being consumed to “make sure the sobriety of individuals leaving” Laguna Seca.
Flores stated Stonefish will likely be liable for securing all life and security companies, which is able to embody the California Freeway Patrol, officers from the Del Rey Oaks Police Division and space fireplace/rescue sources. The occasion nonetheless must be signed off by the general public security companies concerned.
Pageant-goers can count on to see displays from native and nationwide hashish business professionals, hashish growers and distributors. Training seminars on hashish merchandise are additionally deliberate. For many who get pleasure from utilizing hashish, a gross sales and consumption space is deliberate that will likely be restricted to those that are at the very least 21 years outdated. The consumption space will likely be strictly managed by safety personnel, in response to the county workers report.
An e-mail and telephone message left for Kenneth Corben of Stonefish weren’t instantly returned Friday. Makes an attempt to succeed in John Narigi, the final supervisor of the raceway, weren’t profitable. A search of the state Division of Hashish Management confirmed that Corben is licensed to advertise hashish occasions.
Whereas the settlement acquired the go-ahead from supervisors, it has not been formally signed, which might be why promoters are reluctant to discuss it but.
One potential function will likely be a “silent disco” the place attendees will put on headphones and the music will likely be streamed to them so the sounds received’t influence the areas surrounding Laguna Seca.
Pageant gates will open at midday on the three days of the competition. Hashish and alcohol gross sales will even start at midday and cease at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and eight p.m. Sunday.
The county will obtain $75,000 in rental charges plus one other $25,000 if there are greater than 5,000 attendees.