LOS ANGELES, CA, April 4, 2019 – BudTrader.com, the world’s top cannabis social media platform and ad marketplace, today unveiled details for its 3rd Annual BudTrader Ball at the WISDOME Immersive Virtual Reality Art Park in downtown Los Angeles. The BudTrader Ball will take place on Saturday April 20, 2019, to celebrate the annual 4/20 holiday. The term “420” was coined in 70’s as a discreet way to discuss cannabis. Now, cannabis consumers around the world celebrate April 20th as something akin to “Cannabis Christmas.”
BudTrader’s extravagant cannabis industry gala is expected to draw 1,500 notable and influential members of the cannabis community and select guests this year, indicative of the company’s astounding growth and respected reputation for events. This black-tie event has become the quintessential 420 party for Southern California, attracting VIP celebrity guests and industry leaders from around the country. Guests include scores of famous entertainers, professional athletes, celebrity recording artists, politicians, media figures and other influential personalities who share a love of cannabis and the community.
The BudTrader Ball party will utilize all 5 of WISDOME Virtual Reality Art Park’s domed rooms. Each of these vaulted ceilings is equipped for immersive VR, 360 audio and 360 projection mapping technology. Party-goers will get to enjoy SAMSKARA, the Immersive Art Experience by artist-in-residence, Android Jones, along with non-stop virtual reality experiences that will take guests on a journey throughout space and time.
There will be no shortage of culinary delights, either. URBN Coal Fired Pizza, award-winning Burnt to a Crisp Texas BBQ, Vegan cuisine and specialty desserts and other options will be available throughout the evening.
DJ Lord of Prophets of Rage, Public Enemy and the iconic Cypress Hill, headlines this event. DJ Lord is well known for his skill mixing “old school style”, using turntables to bring an eclectic mix of music to any scene. Other special musical guests include Slim 400, Peel’d, Lauren Ruth Ward, Rachel Goodrich, Alec King and Dylan Meeks of Imagine Dragons to name few. Music Director Infinite Spin Records promises more surprise performances by today’s top musical talent.
Aside from the 1500 sponsors and invited-guests, this year, BudTrader is releasing 50 Individual Sponsorship ticket packages for sale. Each $499 package includes two tickets and a Red Carpet celebrity photo opportunity.
BudTrader has aligned with an array of sponsors to ensure the luxury cannabis swag bags for guests is full of new products, exclusives, top shelf private reserve cannabis flower, designer vapes and concentrates, edibles, new and unreleased gear and the latest cannabis accessories and tech. It has become tradition that BudTrader seeks out the newest and finest brands in the cannabis industry to showcase their high-end products in their gift bags. BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin explains that aside from the pure entertainment factor, brands and institutional investors see The Ball as an opportunity to meet and come together. Often, featured brands are able to find new sources of funding or new marketing opportunities for their brands.
“In addition to being a time-honored tradition in the cannabis community,” McLaughlin says, the BudTrader Ball (and swag bag) has also become the place where brands want to be to get noticed by the media, the public and investors. We’re extremely careful when curating which brands to spotlight in our gift bags. If a brand has a featured product in a BudTrader swag bag, then that brand has demonstrated excellence and the ability to create a new and unique product above and beyond what your average cannabis company is doing. There are so many creative and talented people in the cannabis industry, and we are proud to be able to showcase the best and brightest of this industry.”
There will be a consumption lounge available at Wisdome during the Ball, where VIPs and members of the media will be able to sample cannabis products discreetly and legally.
BudTrader.com is the largest online cannabis social media marketplace in the world. Its platform is available in the United States where cannabis use is legal, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Their two-million registered users can safely and legally post and reply to classifieds-style ads for cannabis products, services, jobs, equipment and more while also networking.