Headed to a Show? These Are the Closest Dispensaries to Every Major Music Venue

Published on May 24, 2017 · Last updated January 5, 2023

Music and cannabis go together like … well, music and cannabis (seriously, can you think of a better pair?). Throughout history, music has had such an influential role in how cannabis is perceived, consumed, and talked about—and vice versa—that it seems crazy to separate them.

If you’re on your way to a music fest or major concert this summer, it’s always nice to know where you can stop on the way for an elevated music experience. Check out our handy guide of major music spaces and the dispensaries closest to them, and when you stop by a shop, say hello from Leafly!

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Mesa Amphitheatre

The tiered lawn at the Mesa Amphitheatre in Phoenix puts it a step above the rest of the outdoor venues in the area—you’ll notice spectacular views wherever you stand.

Popular Festivals and Events: Food festivals (Wingstock), mid to major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: The Good Dispensary

Dispensary Address:1842 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

The Ak-Chin Pavilion opened its doors in 1990 and hasn’t stopped showcasing concert after major concert since. It hosts some of the biggest tours and festivals in the country, such as Lollapalooza and Warped Tour.

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Popular Festivals and Events: Major concerts, Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, Warped Tour

Nearest Dispensary: Reef Dispensaries – Phoenix

Dispensary Address:5436 W. Latham St., Phoenix, AZ

Northern California

(Amy Phung/Leafly)

(Amy Phung/Leafly)

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Host to both classical and contemporary musical performances, the Shoreline Amphitheatre is a stunning and adaptable venue that would be hard to miss even if you’re just passing through.

Popular Festivals and Events: Mid to major concerts

Nearest Dispensary:Airfield Supply Co.

Dispensary Address:1190 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA

Cooks Valley Campground

Off the Redwood Highway, this picturesque campground within the Emerald Triangle will bring you back to your roots. Cannabis is sewn into the culture here, and Northern Nights played host to the first-ever legal “cannabis lounge” at a music festival, in 2016.

Popular Festivals and Events: Northern Nights

Nearest Dispensary:Wonderland Dispensary

Dispensary Address:1358 Bear Canyon Rd., Garberville, CA

Golden 1 Center

Situated in the heart of Sacramento, the Golden 1 Center regularly books some of the biggest names in the music industry. If you’re on your way to California’s capitol, see if you can nab some tickets for this enormous venue.

Popular Festivals and Events: Major concerts, sporting events

Nearest Dispensary: Northstar Holistic Collective

Dispensary Address:1236 C St., Sacramento, CA

Southern California

Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is an aptly named venue located in Los Angeles, so when you visit this arena keep your eyes peeled—maybe you’ll see a famous face in the crowd! (If they aren’t performing on stage, of course.)

Popular Festivals and Events: Playboy Jazz Festival, major concerts, Reykjavik Festival

Nearest Dispensary:The Kind Center, Inc.

Dispensary Address:1944 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Empire Polo Club

If you’ve opened a magazine within the past … oh, year or five, you’ve probably seen mention of the famous Coachella Music Festival. Empire Polo Club not only hosts this star-studded event, it also keeps a slew of festivals and concerts on its lineup year-round.

Popular Festivals and Events: Coachella Music Festival, Stagecoach Country Festival, Southwest Arts Festival

Nearest Dispensary: CVCC

Dispensary Address:84891 Ave. 48, Coachella, CA


Red Rocks Amphitheater

Another beautiful outdoor venue, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre will leave you stunned between sets—it’s one of the most awe-inspiring places you can light up a joint.

Popular Festivals and Events: Global DUB Festival, Film on the Rocks, major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: Rocky Mountain Organic Medicine

Dispensary Address:511 Orchard St., Golden, CO

The Fox Theatre

Voted one of the best music venues in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine, Boulder has a true gem in this classic venue.

Popular Festivals and Events: Mid-range concerts, comedy specials

Nearest Dispensary: Native Roots in Boulder: The Dandelion

Dispensary Address:845 Walnut St., Boulder, CO

Winter Park

Combining skiing and music has never been easier than at Winter Park. This venue caters to a variety of musical tastes while adhering to the standards of an enchanting winter wonderland.

Popular Festivals and Events: Winter Park Jazz Festival, Divide Music Festival, Blues Fest

Nearest Dispensary: Silver Stem Fine Cannabis – Winter Park Area

Dispensary Address:511 Zerex St. STE B-203, Fraser, CO

Sunrise Ranch

Sunrise Ranch boasts some of the most relaxing meditation retreats as well as the annual ARISE Festival. If you enjoy herbally enhanced yoga or meditation, this is the spot for you.

Popular Festivals and Events: ARISE Music Festival, meditation and spiritual retreats

Nearest Dispensary: Natural Alternative – REC

Dispensary Address:6712 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO


Grant Park

Grant Park has been a staple to festivals, music, movies, and performances for years. It’s a wide-open space that can hold a huge audience without bursting at the seams.

Popular Festivals and Events: Lollapalooza, Movies in the Park, Taste of Chicago

Nearest Dispensary: The Herbal Care Center

Dispensary Address:1301 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL

*The Herbal Care Center is also closest to Union Park where the Pitchfork Music Festival is held.


Boston Symphony Hall

The Boston Symphony presents close to 250 concerts annually. With so much gorgeous music filling these halls, it’s only fair to pair those melodies with the best quality cannabis.

Popular Festivals and Events: Musical performances, symphonies

Nearest Dispensary: NETA – Brookline

Dispensary Address:160 Washington St., Brookline, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion venue fills a full acre of land, so there’s plenty of room to get down when you’re watching your favorite artists perform.

Popular Festivals and Events: Mid to major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: Patriot Care – Boston

Dispensary Address:21 Milk St., Boston, MA


Royal Oak Music Theatre

This intimate venue opened in 1928 as a movie theatre and hasn’t stopped growing since. Though it’s stepped away from the movie scene, it still showcases popular comedians and major names in music.

Popular Festivals and Events: Comedy shows, mid to major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: Unified Collective

Dispensary Address:201 W. 8 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

DTE in Clarkston, Michigan is one of the most attended amphitheaters in the United States. It will soon be celebrating 45 years of entertainment.

Popular Festivals and Events: Mid to major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: The Barn

Dispensary Address:3491 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, MI

Double JJ Resort

Though this resort mostly caters to family audiences and horse enthusiasts, it also hosts the Electric Forest Music Festival—a giant event that pulls people from all across the nation.

Popular Festivals and Events: Electric Forest

Nearest Dispensary: HH Medical Supply

Dispensary Address:1813 142nd St., Dorr, MI

Hart Plaza

The Hart Plaza is located on the city riverfront and can hold up to 40,000 people—no wonder the vast Movement Festival is hosted at this 14-acre venue!

Popular Festivals and Events: Movement Festival

Nearest Dispensary: Detroit Glass Station

Dispensary Address:2930 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI


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(Amy Phung/Leafly)

T-Mobile Arena

The massive T-Mobile Arena in South Las Vegas plays host to some of the biggest events in the music industry, including the Billboard Music Awards.

Popular Festivals and Events: Billboard Music Awards, major concerts, iHeartRadio Music Festival

Nearest Dispensary:The Grove

Dispensary Address:4647 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV

The Smith Center

Betwixt the glitter and flash of Las Vegas lies the The Smith Center—a nonprofit facility bringing in not only major music acts, but also symphony concerts, plays, a variety of dance, and several other performance art pieces.

Popular Festivals and Events: Performance art, symphonies, major plays and musicals

Nearest Dispensary: CANOPI – Downtown

Dispensary Address:1324 S. 3rd St., Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The LVMS has been a staple in NASCAR communities for years—some of the biggest events in racing take place here. However, not only do race cars grace these grounds, the venue is also home to the Electric Daisy Carnival, an enormous celebration encompassing a smorgasbord of big-name EDM acts and millions of bright lights.

Popular Festivals and Events: Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), NASCAR racing and events

Nearest Dispensary: Panacea Quality Cannabis

Dispensary Address:4235 Arctic Spring Ave., Las Vegas, NV

Black Rock Desert

Black Rock Desert is another spot seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but it is home to the already massive and ever-growing Burning Man. There aren’t any close towns, so make sure to stock up on both water and weedstuffs on your way in.

Popular Festivals and Events: Burning Man

Nearest Dispensary: Reef Dispensaries – Sparks

Dispensary Address:195 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks, NV

New York

Randall’s Island Park

Randall’s Island Park is a green oasis within the grand city of New York. It plays host to a number of festivals and events throughout the year.

Popular Festivals and Events: The Governors Ball Music Festival, Panorama Festival, Electric Zoo Festival

Nearest Dispensary: PharmaCannis Bronx

Dispensary Address:405 Huntspoint Ave., New York, NY


The Roseland Theatre

Usually so popular that most shows are standing room only, The Roseland Theatre in Portland may have some of the best acoustics in the city. And don’t worry if you’re stuck behind someone taller than you—the sightlines are also superb.

Popular Festivals and Events: Mid to major musical acts

Nearest Dispensary: Rose City Wellness Center

Dispensary Address:214 N.W. Couch St., Portland, OR

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Home to the Oregon Symphony, this concert hall’s magnetic venue is as classy as it is elegant.

Popular Festivals and Events: Various symphony concerts

Nearest Dispensary: Serra Dowtown

Dispensary Address:220 S.W. 1st Ave., Portland, OR

*Serra Downtown is also closest to Tom McCall Park where Project Pabst is held.

Wolf Run Ranch

You’ll definitely want to make a pit stop before heading to Wolf Run Ranch. This gorgeous venue is home to the popular What The Festival, yet it lies miles out from the nearest city or town.

Popular Festivals and Events: What The Festival

Nearest Dispensary: Columbia River Herbals LLC

Dispensary Address:609 E. 2nd St., The Dalles, OR


The Gorge Amphitheatre

Gorgeous scenery surrounds this Washington favorite—it’s been home to many major concerts and festivals, and rivals Red Rocks in jaw-dropping natural beauty. There’s no better way to see shows here than with a pre-roll in hand.

Popular Festivals and Events: Sasquatch, Watershed, Paradiso

Nearest Dispensary: GoodBuds – Quincy

Dispensary Address: 5384 Rd. K N.W., Quincy, WA

Tacoma Dome

Right in the heart of Tacoma lies this massive arena catering to the musical tastes of the greater Seattle area.

Popular Festivals and Events: Holiday & Food Festival, major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: The Joint

Dispensary Address:2409 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA

Capitol Hill

The streets of Capitol Hill light up every year to host the wildly popular Capitol Hill Block Party—and you’ll be far from the only one puffing on a vape pen or snacking on microdose edibles.

Popular Festivals and Events: Capitol Hill Block Party

Nearest Dispensary: Ruckus – Seattle

Dispensary Address:1465 E. Republican St., Seattle, WA

British Columbia

BC Place

BC Place boasts the largest retractable roof in the world and caters to an array of soccer and football matches as well as major musical performances.

Popular Festivals and Events: Major concerts, major sporting events

Nearest Dispensary: Serenity Natural Health Society

Dispensary Address:#206 181 Keefer Pl., Vancouver, BC CA

Salmo River Ranch

Yet another hot spot that lies many miles from civilization, Salmo River Ranch hosts the internationally beloved electronic music festival, Shambhala. When it’s not alive with music, it’s a 500-acre cattle ranch.

Popular Festivals and Events: Shambhala Music Festival

Nearest Dispensary: Nelson Potorium

Dispensary Address:471a Baker St., Nelson, BC CA


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(Amy Phung/Leafly)

Massey Hall

Part of Massey Hall’s intricate history includes this fun fact: On September 12, 1997, “British cult singer Morrissey is mistaken for an audience member during a raucous concert, and hauled off stage by a security guard, abruptly ending the concert.” If that funny tidbit doesn’t make you want to check out this venue, we don’t know what will.

Popular Festivals and Events: Comedy shows, mid to major concerts

Nearest Dispensary: Allevi8

Dispensary Address:250 Church St., Toronto, ON CA

Fort York Garrison Commons

Garrison Commons marks the original site “on which urban Toronto was founded” in 1793. If you like to take your festivals with a side of history, this is the perfect space for you.

Popular Festivals and Events: Time Festival

Nearest Dispensary: 1 Leaf

Dispensary Address:5 Bruyeres Mews, Toronto, ON CA

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Hannah Meadows is an associate editor at Leafly, where she contributes to lifestyle content.
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