Summer is here and that means it is music fans favorite time of year. It is the time when all kind of music festivals to start popping up and for music fans to shell out the money they have saved all year to get the chance to hear their favorite artists and buy the music experience they’ve been dreaming of.
Regarded by fans as the next Coachella, Chalice, which is nicknamed the “Coachella of concentrates,” by the San Francisco Chronicle’s SF Gate, is back again. The festival is back for the fourth time with Ice Cube headlining the music festival which is taking over the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, Ca the weekend of July 7th-9th.
Besides Ice Cube, some of the music artists that are set to perform at the fourth annual Chalice include, Thievery Corporation, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Cypress Hill, Big Boi (of Outkast), Capleton, Pouya, The Floozies, Juelz Santana & Cam’Ron formerly known as Dipset and Jadakiss to name a few. Not only is the festival featuring top list music groups but also world-renowned street artists and celebrated glass blowers. Everything one looks for at a music event.
Doug Dracup, the event founder, is expecting more than 40,000 attendees at this year’s summer extravaganza, which doubles from the previous year with only 25,000 attendees. “This year we’re setting a different standard with Chalice.” Dracup said. “We’re adding attractions and different art installations that have never happened at this kind of festival before. We’re putting a million- or $2 million lineups out there for music – and we’re spending more than $100,000 on art installations.” Chalice has built a reputation for bringing in America’s top glass artistc such as Dwreck, Mothership, JD Maplesden, Mr. Gray, Salt and Jag.
As a fan of the music festival scene and spending years circuiting such festivals as Bonnaroo and Electric Daisy Carnival, Dracup envisioned a different kind of large-scale music and art festival. One that would also celebrate the beautiful artistry of glass culture. That is how Chalice – a music, hash, glass and art festival – first began back in 2014 with only 5,500 attendees. Now, it has become the largest, national, cultural event in Southern California.
The three day event is a one of a kind music festival and will be massive party with the biggest a-list musical acts around, as well as large scale art installations, expert glassblowing workshops and on site vendors. Elite level sponsors at the event include respected cannabis brands Jungle Boyz, TLC Collective, Gold Coast, Wookflame, Nature’s Lab, Merry Jane, SC Labs, Beezle, D9 Prescribed, The Reserve, The Clear and Stick E Vape.
If Chalice is your music lover’s dream to attend, tickets for the event are now available to purchase. Prices for the event vary depending on what floats your boat. For one day passes, price is $55 or $120 per three-day pass. There is also VIP passes available and vary from $90-$110 per day or $240 per three-day pass. Judge kits which include swag from sponsors in addition to VIP perks vary from $810-$910.
Tickets are available at chalicecalifornia.com.