New dispensary Plant Galaxy in Riverside, CA held a grand opening event last weekend which consisted of two days of music and celebration.
The event was held to promote the opening of Plant Galaxy in Riverside’s Highgrove neighborhood, one of many weed stores now cropping up in the Inland Empire.
Put on by Kiero of production company KieroLovesYou.tv, the grand opening celebration was a two-day affair, starting Friday January 14th from 12pm-8pm and continuing Saturday January 15th from 12pm-8pm. Friday in particular focused on musical performances by local Inland Empire artists.
To design the show’s lineup, Kiero, reached out to Brick to Ya Face (Noa James and Lesa Jay), a promotion and event coordination company that is deeply connected to the So Cal music scene.
Kiero wanted the event to focus on local music.
“I told Noa what I wanted and what I saw for the Riverside community being represented there, so he booked a lot of the talent Friday to really be a majority of Riverside artists,” Kiero said. The event included Riverside artists like xFredo, Tony Cota, and San Bernardino artists like Cam Gnarly.
“It was a San Bernardino-Riverside County party,” Kiero said.
Live performances included Cam Gnarly, C.O.D., M16 the Great, Scoop Ellington, Noa James, Tony Cota, CM McDuff, Nah’Shon, YS, Real Ass Panda, RTB, Kyle Turley Band, Blvck Lefty, Asend Beats, Sav16, Heir Wallace, xFredo, David May, and Psychosloth. The event was hosted by China.
Sounds and beats were courtesy of Kiero Loves You/KieoroLovesYou.tv and Asend/Brick to Ya Face.
The hosts of the We Don’t Smoke the Same podcast, Ezone and Xavier G., were on hand to host on Saturday.
A special Meet & Greet took place Saturday featuring Cypress Hill and Dr. Greenthumb’s B Real as well as musician Madzilla.
Kiero, from Ontario, CA, has been touring as a DJ for several years, until coronavirus made him pivot to more online content. Kiero has worked closely with BREALTV’s Ezone since they started the We Don’t Smoke the Same podcast several years back. Ezone, a Los Angeles comedian focused on weed culture, connected Kiero with B Real’s production company last year.
The whole BREALTV/Insane crew showed up to get photos and video. Cali Blaise and Redline Reserve made an appearance.
The event, according to Kiero, got a great reception.
“Man, everybody, the locals, from the staff to the ownership to council members that came out to Riverside County, to the County Supervisor who came out, Jeff Hewitt. We got support from everybody. The responses have been great,” Kiero said.
Kiero says that he plans to put on more of these cultural events around weed dispensaries. Look out for more KieroLovesYou.tv this coming year.
“It was a lot of work, bro. But it turned into a good one. It’s always been exciting to do those cannabis events but to do it on the level we’re doing it now is super tight,” Kiero said.
Kiero says we’ll be seeing a lot more from Kiero Loves You this year, continuing to build on his work with artists like Ezone and B Real.
“I always want to thank my friend Ezone for challenging me along the way and opening doors for me,” Kiero said.
Visit Plant Galaxy at 1270 Center St in Riverside, CA. Visit their website, Instagram, and Weedmaps.
Check out Kiero aka Kieroglyphics, on his website, KieroLovesYou.tv, on Twitch, and on Instagram.