420 Shakedown Street Fest was a bust. The police were called, and they shut us down. They didn't know what to say when I asked why they haven't shut us down before 2023.
We protested during the Pandemic. We have had events every year since 2015. The answer is it was a new police chief in 2023. He wasn't familiar with us. Not my fault that our local politicians and leadership don't pay attention to the people in their community.
We did get a great article written by the local newspaper. At the end of the day that was my main purpose. I don't think we could have written a better article than the one we got.
Highlights from 420 2023 would have to be
The 420 Shakedown Street Festival 2023
April 20, 2023 starting at 2PM to 8PM.
(PRO CANNABIS EVENT)
Meet US @ the Blue Bridge
10th & Cincinnati Ave., Anderson IN
Come to Celebrate and
(H)elp (E)nd (M)arijuana (P)rohibition
DJ DEX Music/Karaoke/LIVE Music, food, culture,
comedy, and activism + so much more...
Peaceful Rally + Family Friendly + Non-Partisan + Pro Cannabis Festival
the 420 Shakedown Street Festival
APRIL 20, 2023 @ 2PM to 8PM
WHERE: The RALLY Point
Blue Bridge Park-Gazebo
E. 10th St. & Cincinnati Ave.
Anderson, Indiana 46016
Anderson Historic District
Indian Trails Parkway
We are going to attempt to fill the parking lot down by White River
& the Historic Blue Bridge/Deleware Indian Trail.
See FACEBOOK Event the 420 Shakedown Street Festival
or the most current updates for the event.
(click the photo with the Wookie to be redirected to FB)
Shakedown Street Vendors 2023:
420 Vender Roster 2023 (Google Doc)
0.) DJ D-E-X Entertainment DJ & KJ Karaoke Service
Blue Bridge Gazebo Park
1) Hoosier Cannabis Community: Donation Station
2) Michele Freed Photography (Michelle Forreman Freed)
3) (Canceled Work-Related Training)
4) Artisan Alchemy (Jess Walton)
5) Country Fun Freeze (Tari Knarr-Streza)
9) LadyCrochetsAlot (A. Allen)
10) Courtney Ann Designz (M. Secrease)
12) Creations by Jordan Ash (Jordan Ash)
13) Designs by Rustique (Tamara Givens)
15) OGs Beads & Bits (Kimi Maynard)
16) QuakenMake Crafts (Miranda Quakenbush)
19) CGO Designs Studio (April Alvey)
20) Wild Gypsy Hemp (Shannon Psotta)
21) Indiana NORML (Alicia Tucker Dougherty)
24) Shrooms'n'Sparkles (Lynne Coverdale)
25) (Elwood Wood Carver)(Randy)
(Canceled due to family emergency.)
26) (Canceled)(Canceled due to family emergency.)
27) Mystic Soul Tarot Card Readings & More (Teona Felton)
28) Temp Tats (Kashala Meador)
29) Paparazi (Tanya Bailey)
30) RAD Candle Co. (Elizabeth Denton)
31) Lil' Baddie Stash Boxes (Stovall)
32) PSTYLEZ Kreation (Pernicia Ferguson)
33) T Trends LLC (Mic Mia)
34) Sweet & Spicy Treatz (Jeremy McMullen)
(Delta 8 Infused Drinks)
35) Peaceful Gypsy Herb (Karla Likens)
36) (Removed for Negativity)
37) Cloud 9 Infused Cocktails (Alissa Seay)
38) Inspired Asylum Art (Tammy Huff)
39) Pink Moon llc (Arianna Asberry)
40) Olivarez Creations (Stephania Olivarez)
41) Roll Like Us (Rochelle White)
42.) T & K Creations (Tara Royce)
43.) Human AF & Clipzone Salon (TrinityYork)
45.) Cypress Hillbilly
Ray Omega's Distribution (Ray Scott Shrader)
Hemp Distributer per the 2018 Hemp Farm Bill
46.) Bodied by J (JorDann Phillips)
47.) Succulents & Serotonin (Alexa Ainsworth)
48) Danger Dog Concessions (Kurt D. Smith)
49) Imagine Burgers & Brew
304 N Jefferson St, Converse, IN, United States, 46919
50 ) Helping Hands of Anderson, IN 46016 (Heather Allen)
51) Fudging Around (Sandi Showen)
52) GET RIGHT Smoke Shop (Todd Phillips)
53.) Spring Hill Growstead (A. Kapuscinski)
(Anderson, IN 46016)
54.) INORML Advocates of MadCo (Jacob Burris)
55.) Kat's Crystals and Curiosities (Kat Mesaros)
Pro-Cannabis Supporters & Sponsors
1.) Hoosier Cannabis Community
2.) Spring Hill Growstead (Anderson, IN 46016)
3.) Dj Dex Entertainment DJ & Karaoke
4.) BYOB-Build Your Own Burrito
5.) The American Trauma Club
6.) 420 Comedy Club
7.) Madison County Music and Entertainment (Mix'n'Mingle)
8.) Michelle Free Photography
Michelle Forreman Freed
9.) Anderson Indiana Events PUBLIC Official Group
11.) Get Right Smoke Shop Anderson, Indiana 46016
We are taking over a parking lot in downtown Anderson by the Blue Bridge. Vendor spots are 2 parking spots wide. Some people park in 1 and use 1 or use both. There is enough space to fill the lot and still have parking available.
(See EVENT MAP for layout)
The Parking Lot/Set UP will still have light automobile/pedestrian traffic driving/walking through the event.
DO Not block thru traffic.
Allow everyone around us to continue
with their normal business schedule.
We are the extra added bonus for the day.
Parking is first come first serve.
The FEE for BOOTH Space is $25.00 per Vendor. The fee breakdown is $5.00 will go towards porta pot rental
for us and our guests, and $20.00 is for
Operation Restoration Project.
The OperationRestoration Project Wall is located at the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Grounds -
It is a wall that is in loving memory of
the Next Gen Veterans.
The idea is to purchase more
resilient and durable material
with less maintenance.
Basically, I'm taking a marketing fee and donating it
to a good cause instead of pocketing it.
For the Honor Wall Project, we will be using UglyBucks a Full-service print business offering apparel, indoor media, outdoor media, and much more! They will help us pick something that people from all over the Nation will hear about.
FB Group Link:
Follow the OperationRestoration Project for more up-to-date information and how to participate in the project. PLUS if you want to attend the unveiling party. We will post everything pertaining to OperationRestoration Project in the group.
All are welcome to participate.
Sidenote Q & A:
BOOTH Space Fee will be collected at the event sign-in table.
Q: Why a FEE if it's a parking lot?
A: Because there is a lot of extra behind-the-scenes stuff that happens. For example, marketing a 420 event that has a 50% chance of bad weather every year. I personally spend 5-10 plus hours a day, planning and organizing the logistics to make sure the event runs smoothly for everyone. It's a small price to pay for all the work that goes into pulling an event like ours off.
Q: Can I see your permission slip?!?
A: We do not ask permission to assemble. We believe in the
Constitutional Right of Assembly and Freedom of Speech.
Our events are to participate at your own risk.
Cannabis is currently illegal in the State of Indiana. The Hoosier Cannabis Advocates from all over the State are still actively seeking reform. Our local group of activists has participated in Cannabis Reform for many years. We look forward to teaming up with everyone.
Thanks in advance,
Nicole (Schuyler) Kapuscinski
aka Activist Nikki
Like us or Follow our FB Page Link:
Also, Join our Hoosier Cannabis Community FB group.
Last but NOT least, JOIN the 420 Shakedown Street Festival group to keep up to date with all things related to the event's past, present, and future. Plus communicate with our Shakedown Street Vendors
and get a sneak peek at what they will be offering.
Link to FB Group:
Microsoft Word Vendor Roster including Maps: