So just what is this thing anyway? "Just a Little High Maintenance" is something different. It's something special. It's an event. It's a party. With a purpose!
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut this past July, a new world of possibilities is opening up for weed-enabled leisure in our state. However, very few existing canna-events on the North East attempt to offer much of a holistic experience. At least not yet.
Hosting a canna-friendly event comes with some unique challenges, ranging from venue selection to legality considerations. Many of us have been to other canna-events before but what we are aiming to do is break new ground. We want to offer a glimpse into how different life might be once more people unwind by consuming legal cannabis, instead of drinking alcohol, in public venues among a group of like-minded humans.
We are bringing to you an introspective and unique social event unlike anything you've been to before. We are going to create a comfortable environment in an artsy space where people feel welcome and that they are a part of something intimate among friends, new and old. All for a good cause!
Here's a little more info on what it's all about....
First and foremost, 15% of the proceeds from this event will go to support Free Center, which is located in the North End of Middletown. The North End has been included in the recent census for equity applicants. As a legal canna-friendly business it's so important to continue to give back to the communities that have been unfairly targeted throughout the War on Drugs.
The goal of Free Center is to act as a vehicle for elevating the intentions and actions of residents. Free Center provides a space for anyone and everyone to gather, share artwork, perform and reflect. It is also designed as a place for members of the community to advocate for those things they believe in. This is a spot for inclusivity, exposure and access. It’s intended as a place where people are free to be themselves.
This dove-tails exceptionally with our intent to reduce the stigma around legal cannabis consumption in a social environment through expression, art, music and food! Your purchase of a ticket is not only paying for a really incredible evening but it's supporting an amazing cause and organization.
We will have live music provided by the award winning DJ Stephanie Stardust of Royal Beats DJ Services! When we tell you that you'll never look at another DJ the same way again, it's an understatement....
Stephanie has over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry and throughout this time she has been the recipient of multiple awards and countless positive testimonials. She was honored with the opportunity to DJ the main stage at MGM Springfield Casino's grand opening for 3 days alongside many celebrity acts! She has also performed for NBC CT, Impact Live, SnapOn Tools, NH Fashion Week, ConnectiCon Convention and we'll be getting her right after a stint in Las Vegas!
We're bringing you a game of trivia that's sure to make you laugh your you-know-what off! Your host is stand-up comic Jake Bentley with a resume that includes The Elbow Room, Fairfield Craft Ales and more! Prizes and bragging rights to the top 3 winners! Participation included in your admission.
To add to the list of VIP partners we're collaborating with, it's time to meet your bartenders! Natasha & Stu from Whimsically Tipsy provide all inclusive, elevated bar solutions out of their vintage VW bar bus. This thing is so cool! We'll be introducing you to some fabulous signature CBD mocktails at this event along with craft beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverage options. This is a cash bar. Bottled water provided free of charge.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at "The Cookie Experience" mobile edition, brought to you by Cake, Batter & Roll Bakery! Customize your own cookie right there on the spot with hundreds of different ingredient combos to build the cookie of your dreams. One cookie creation per attendee included in your admission.
Got munchies? We will have all-you-can-eat slices of pizza from Illiano's Ristorante & Pizzeria on Washington ST in Middletown along with some fun, whimsical concessions and snacks. Please note, all foods served are non-infused. All offerings are included in your admission.
Your ticket gains you admission into our "Elevated Marketplace" of canna-friendly local entrepreneurs, educators and activists. Stop by to visit with vendors including Luna Alpha, SewNew by Kylie, Eco Reboot, Cannacticut, Sugar Leaf, Forest City Glassworks and more!
Katie from the Red Barn in Durham will be with us offering card readings and educating us on the ways to incorporate plants into holistic healing.
We'll have a 50/50 cash raffle to benefit The Free Center in Middletown. One lucky winner will walk off with half of the money, and the other half will go to The Free Center!
"Higher Living Tent"
Listen, we have Clean Indoor Air Act laws we need to abide by. But we have a fabulous solution and we've created a cozy & comfortable private outdoor smoking area with tables and chairs for you to take a time out whenever you need to.
Door Prizes, Swag Bags and More!
Your admission ticket gives you an automatic chance at winning one of our many AMAZING door prizes, graciously donated by our "Elevated Marketplace" vendors and local businesses. And everyone who shows up will leave with a swag bag of fun goodies! We're keeping a few surprises too because, well, surprises are fun! All of this is included in your admission.
Pre-registration is required. Tickets and additional information are found here. Please bring a photo ID. All attendees must be 21+ to enter the venue with no exceptions. A photographer will be present at the event; however, no photos will be taken inside the "Higher Living Tent" for privacy purposes.