Our City Online

Messageboard - Columbus Festivals

NOTE: You are viewing an archived version of the Columbus Underground forums/messageboard. As of 05/22/16 they have been closed to new comments and replies, but will remain accessible for archived searches and reference. For more information CLICK HERE

HEMPFEST 2004 OFFICIAL INFO - Saturday June 5th - FREE!!!

Home Forums Events Columbus Festivals HEMPFEST 2004 OFFICIAL INFO – Saturday June 5th – FREE!!!

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
  • #72240



    The 17th Annual Ohio Hempfest

    Date: Saturday, June 5, 2004

    Time: 12:00pm till 12:00am

    Location: The South Oval of the Ohio State University Campus

    Columbus, OH

    Price: FREE!!!

    Click Here for Directions and Maps to the Hempfest!

    What is it all about?

    Hempfest is Ohio’s biggest and best freedom festival featuring a unique mix of music, vendors, activism, and of course cannabis. The Ohio Hempfest will provide citizens with ways that they can get involved with their local community, while at the same time bringing people together to enjoy a full day of live music, hand-made crafts, good food, and great fun.


    The Goal of The Ohio Hempfest is to educate citizens on the harms caused by the War on Drugs and bring to light the many uses of the cannabis plant.

    3 Stages of Music


    Bum Wealthy

    Everything AND the kitchen sink

    1:00 – 2:00pm


    Original jam rock

    2:30 – 3:30pm

    4 ohms

    Genuine rock ‘n’ roll

    4:00 – 5:00pm

    BHB (Brothers Helping Bruthas)

    Hip-hop band and b-boy crew

    6:00 – 7:00pm


    Soldiers Poised Infinitely Reinforced In Truth

    7:30 – 8:15pm

    Ordinary Peoples

    Live hip-hop band

    9:00 – 10:00pm


    Eight-piece funk band


    Stick around in between sets to hear from local and national guest speakers who dare to speak the truth about the War on Drugs! With performances by Columbus activist/songwriter, Brian Griffin during set breaks.

    EKLEKTRONICA STAGE Presented by Mecha Productions

    Doug Black

    Deep Funky House

    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Infinite Grey & Sonik

    LIVE Techno Tagteam PA

    1:00pm – 2:30pm


    Chill The Fuck Out

    2:30pm – 3:30pm



    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    The Republic

    Turntablism & original Triphop

    4:30pm – 5:45pm

    Full Circle ft. Doctah X

    6 Peice Reggae Band w/ the original Doctah of dub

    6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Illogic & DJ Przm


    7:30pm – 8:30pm

    Jugoe & Mista Bradley P

    Cleveland’s Nitty Gritty Jazz Bar Residents

    8:45pm – 10:45pm

    DJ Shinma versus Phazo

    4 Turntable Drum and Bass Destruction!

    10:45pm – 12:00am

    The Shi-Sha Hookah Lounge will be providing a special chill cafe as part of the Eklektronica stage. Tables, chairs, and hookah smoking all day and night long. If you haven’t visited our afterhours at Shi-Sha yet, this is your chance to experience the smokey heaven of a hookah!

    Sound provided by MECHA and Daar Sound. Visuals by VAST And the Digital Fire.

    Browning Amphitheater Stage

    Acoustic Hour

    Local acoustic talent

    12:00 – 1:00pm

    The Ritchey Brothers Band

    Americana roots rock

    1:30 – 2:30pm

    Local Color

    Grateful Dead covers

    3:00 – 4:00pm

    Word Power Hour

    An hour of Spoken Word poetry

    4:00 – 5:00pm

    Serendipity Circus

    Interactive drumming and dance

    5:00 – 6:00pm



    6:30 – 7:30pm

    Flex Crew

    Hard hittin’ roots reggae

    8:00 – 9:00pm


    Fast, fresh & funky


    The Word Power Hour is Hempfest’s forum for spoken word artists. We are seeking poets who wish to perform in 5-10 minute time slots. If this is you, please contact 614-291-1026 or email [email protected] to sign up.

    Every year the Hempfest is visited by dozens of food and craft vendors as well as local and regional community organizations…and this year is no different! While enjoying the general ambience of the Hempfest don’t forget to stroll down vendor row and bulk up on those hard to find hemp wares as you sample some of the fine dishes prepared by our chefs du jour. But don’t get stuck on Shakedown Street. Many activist organizations will be at the fest to encourage you to get involved, or stay involved with the plethora of movements for social justice. And while you’re at the Hempfest, be sure to stop by the Hempquarters/Information booth to register yourself in the Legendary Water Pipe Raffle! There will also be numerous volunteers on hand to give you information you need and lend any assistance you may need while enjoying this monumentous celebration.

    A special thanks goes out to DJ Shinma, Phazo, Swiss, Mescalito, Sens, and Guest for donating their time to help raise funds at the Hempfest benefit shows. An EXTRA SUPER SPECIAL thanks goes out to Daar Sound and the URU Crew for help with promotions and sound, and to Matt Thompson of VAST VISUALS for providing the lights again this year.

    For More Information // Directions // Volunteering:




    The Ohio Hempfest continues to grow, and 2003 was by far the biggest and best yet. An estimated 10,000 peaceful revelers filled the Ohio State campus for the greatest celebration of cannabis that Ohio has to offer. To all those who worked to make Hempfest 2003 a reality, we thank you. To those unlucky souls who missed Hempfest 2003, you’re in luck because The Ohio Hempfest will be back again this year, and with your help it will be the best ever!



    Here’s A List of featured political speakers who will be at Hempfest:

    Speakers at the Browning Amphitheater Stage

    Chris the Anarchist

    YIPPIE! Member and long time activist from Columbus, OH

    1:00 – 1:30pm

    Marvin Marvin

    Professor of Political Science from the state of Michigan, Founder of the People’s Alliance to Reform, Transform and Improve Everything (PARTIE) Party

    Harvey Wasserman,

    Senior advisor to Green Peace, Senior Editor of the Free Press, prolific Columbus journalist and author of Harvey Wasserman’s History of the US

    2:30 – 3:00pm

    Victoria Violet,

    of Amsterdam

    Arlette Roeper,

    Treasurer of Ohio State Students for Sensible Drug Policy

    Dee Dee Zoretic,

    Director of Patient Advocacy for the Ohio Patient Network, medical marijuana patient

    Joe Zoretic,

    Caregiver to Dee Dee Zoretic, long-time advocate for the responsible use of cannabis

    7:30 – 8:00pm

    Loretta Nall,

    Founder of the US Marijuana Party, News Anchor for Pot TV News

    Don Wirtschafter,

    Pioneer of the Industrial Hemp Movement, Founder of the Ohio Hempery, Ohio Attorney

    Gatewood Galbraith,

    Kentucky attorney, life-long crusader for liberty and human dignity, one of America’s leading Hemp advocates

    9:00 – 9:45pm

    Speakers on the Main Stage

    2:00 – 2:30pm

    John Hartman, Director of Ohio Cannabis Society, Owner of Cannabis Connections Hemp store, Lakewood, OH

    3:30 – 4:00pm

    John Precup,

    President of the Ohio Patient Network and medical marijuana patient

    Don Wirtschafter,

    Pioneer of the Industrial Hemp Movement, Founder of the Ohio Hempery, Ohio Attorney

    Dan Solano,

    Retired police officer from Detroit, MI, Founder and Director of Police Officers for Drug Law Reform

    Bob Fitrakis,

    Professor of Political Science at Columbus State University, Attorney at law, Executive Director/Editor of the Columbus Free Press, prolific author and journalist

    7:00 – 7:30pm

    Mark Verhoff,

    President of Ohio State Students for Sensible Drug Policy

    Edward Forchion aka NJ Weedman,

    Founder of the Legalize Marijuana Party, American dissident, defender of the 1st Amendment

    8:15 – 8:45pm

    Loretta Nall,

    Founder of the US Marijuana Party, News Anchor for Pot TV News


    Jed Haldeman

    I just heard on the news hempfest is cancelled? anyone know whats up?

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Jed Haldeman

    I just heard on the news 30 minutes ago that a Federal District Court ruled on behave of the event organizers and is requiring OSU to allow the event…so I assume its-a-go for tomorrow.


Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

The forum ‘Columbus Festivals’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Subscribe below: