The 29th Annual Boston Freedom Rally commences on Friday, Sept. 14 on Boston Common and continues until Sunday, Sept. 16. More than 40 bands will perform on the two stages and over 100 speakers will address the crowd from the stages and Education Village. Freedom Leaf’s Steve Bloom will be there, speaking and reporting back from the East Coast’s No. 1 cannabis event. Thousands of supporters are expected to attend the rally. No rain is in the forecast and temps will be in the high 70s and low 80s. Here’s the schedule:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

Charles Stage

3 pm – welcome**

3:05 – DJ D Good*

4:05 – Dr. Uma Dhanabalan**

4:10 – DJ Slim*

4:45 – Kamani Jefferson**

4:50 – Kate Phillips**

4:55 – Greg Joslin*

5:25 – Beth Waterfall**

5:30 – Hope Marian**

5:35 – Judith Foster**

5:40 – Morah*

6:10 – Kebra Smith-Bolden**

6:15 – Scott Churchill**

6:20 – Takiya Anthony-Price**

6:25 – Millyz*

7 pm – Samson Racioppi**

7:05 – Mike Whiter**

7:10 – Real One/Busy Bee*

The Boston skyline hovers behind Boston Common, home of the Freedom Rally (photo by Russ Belville)

Parkman Stage

3 pm – welcome**

3:05 – DJ Cakewalk*

3:50 – George Armstrong**

3:55 – Kevin Young**

4 pm – Loppside*

4:30 – Martha Sorensen**

4:45 – Unbalanced*

5:30 – Shokazoba*

6 pm – Robby Blaze**

6:05 – Michelle Herman**

6:10 – Perry Bailes**

6:15 – Whale Tail*

6:45 – Ed DeSousa**

6:50 – Adam Sutton**

7 pm – Doom Lover*

* band

** speaker

Freedom Leaf’s Steve Bloom speaking at the 2017 Freedom Rally (photo by JENuineVision)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Charles Stage

12 pm – Bill Flynn**

12:05 – Justin James Bridges*

12:30 – Joe Gilmore**

12:35 – TaShonda Vincent-Lee**

12:40 – Dan Pomerantz**

12:45 – Resonate*

1:15 – Mike Hsu**

1:20 – Andy Gaus**

1:25 – Merch giveaway

1:30 – Luke Bars*

2 pm – Ed Forchion (a.k.a. NJ Weedman)**

2:05 – Kyle Corrao (a.k.a. Elmo)**

2:10 – Chief S. Samura**

2:15 – Myster DL*

2:45 – Ebony Knight**

2:50 – Cara Crabb-Burnham**

3 pm – The Quins*

3:30 – Sean Black**

3:45 – Van Gordon Martin*

4:15 – “Big Mike” Straumietis**

4:25 – Mendo Dope*

4:55 – Zairilla Bacon**

5 pm – Danny Danko**

5:05 – Diane Fornbacher**

5:10 – Steve Bloom**

5:15 – The Rupert Selection*

5:45 – Theresa Nightingale**

5:50 – Nichole West**

5:55 – Merch giveaway

6 pm – Crooked Coast*

6:45 – Michael Latulippe**

6:50 – Laura Beohner**

6:55 – Ellen Brown**

7 pm – The Elovaters*

The Parkman stage (a.k.a. the Gazebo) at Boston Freedom Rally (photo by JENuineVision)

Parkman Stage

12 pm – welcome**

12:05 – Tutta Crumbs*

12:30 – Michael Maloney**

12:35 – Claire Walsh**

12:45 – Contact*

1:15 – Krystal Lopez**

1:20 – Christian Palermo**

1:30 – panel discussion

2 pm – Viondy Claude Merisma**

2:05 – Carol-Anne Renee Sabol**

2:10 – Hillary King**

2:15 – One Drop (Bob Marley tribute)*

2:45 – Brian Essenter**

2:50 – Scott Brodsky**

2:55 – Kathleen McKinnon**

3 pm – panel discussion

3:30 – Grant Ellis**

3:35 – Crosby**

3:45 – Denroy Morgan*

4:20 – Matthew Gordon**

4:25 – Haley Games**

4:30 – Hybrid Thoughts*

5:15 – Yesai*

5:45 – Terry Hopper**

5:50 – Chris Mueller**

6 pm – Rival Roots*

6:45 – Joe Passy**

6:50 – Eric Bevivino**

6:55 – Kyle Gairhan (a.k.a. Tuna) **

7 pm – HeartAFiya*

* band

** speaker

The MassCann tent at Boston Freedom Rally (photo by JENuineVision)

Cannabis Education Village Roundtables, Discussions & Demonstrations

12:25 – “Small Business Start Up” with Chris Cote, Hillary King, Hope Marian, Zach McInnis, Marie Robinson, Beth Waterfall and Nichole West

1 pm – “Nora’s Story and Patient Pediatric Rights” with Jessica Montville

1:25 – “Cannabis in the Media” with Sean Black, Steve Bloom, Diane Fornbacher, Mike Hsu, Bobby Nuggz, TaShonda Vincent-Lee and Mike Whiter

2 pm – “Tinctures and Herbal Medicine” with Rachel Foti

2:25 – “Docs and Jocks” with Riley Cote, Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, Eric Martin, Jim McMahon and Viondy Claude Merisma

3 pm – “Patient and Caregivers” with Donna Hackett, Rob Marcelonis and Sam Marcelonis

3:25 – “How to Grow” with Eric Bevivino, Peter Dougherty, Ben Hadley, Steve OG, Eric Schwartz and Adam Sutton

4 pm – Mila Jansen

4:25 – “Extraction” with Daniel de Sailles, Kyle “Elmo” Corrao, Frenchy Cannoli, Kyle “Tuna” Gairhan, Mr. Bond, Nikka T and Bobby Nuggz

5 pm – “Bath and Body Essentials” with Krystal Lopez

5:25 – “Families and Cannabis” with Melissa Bouchard, Cara Crabb-Burham, Theresa Nightingale and Carol-Anne Renee Sabol

6 pm – “Consumer to Connoisseur” with Kate Phillips

6:25 – “Edibles” with Zairilla Bacon, Fred Karp, Captain Kirk, Chef Joe, Emily Ellman, Devin Tellier and Kevin Young

7 pm – “Cannabis Science” with Scott Churchill and Sam Milton

One of the more colorful performers on the Charles stage at a previous Freedom Rally (photo by Russ Belville)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

Charles Stage

12 pm – welcome**

12:05 – DJ D Good*

12:40 – Sonia Erika**

12:45 – Wordsmith*

1:15 – Melissa Bouchard**

1:30 – The Space Cade7s*

2 pm – Eric Schwartz**

2:05 – Michael Maloney**

2:10 – Jordan Carlson**

2:15 – Phokus*

2:45 – John Dvorak**

2:50 – Shaleen Title**

2:55 – Stanley Atkins II**

3 pm – BuddahFly*

3:30 – Uncle Stoner**

3:35 – Mila Jansen**

3:45 – Higher Education*

4:20 – Mike Clinton**

4:25 – Addison Demoura**

4:30 – Over the Bridge*

5 pm – Brett Cogill**

5:05 – Wendy Love Edge**

5:15 – Joe Sambo*

5:45 – Bobby Nuggz**

5:50 – thanks from MassCann**

6 pm – Fortunate Youth*

Huge crowd at Boston Freedom Rally (photo by JENuineVision)

Parkman Stage

12 pm – welcome**

12:05 – Fresh Perspective*

12:35 – Marie Robinson**

12:40 – Kris Burnes**

12:45 – panel discussion

1:15 – Will Luzier**

1:20 – Glenn Lewis**

1:30 – Christina Holmes*

2 pm – Chris Cote**

2:10 – David Sorgman**

2:15 – panel discussion

2:45 – Erik Hunter**

2:50 – Sylvia Zelaya**

2:55 – Captain Kirk**

3 pm – The Party Band**

3:30 – Christina Miyabe Shields**

3:35 – Robin Striar**

3:45 – Leon Trout*

4:15 – Kyle Ricci**

4:20 – Hannah Jane**

4:30 – MDMA*

5 pm – Yong Soo Kim**

5:15 – Woke/AJ Reynolds**

* band

** speaker

The production tent (that’s Bill Downing inside) at Boston Freedom Rally (photo by JENuineVision)

Cannabis Education Village Roundtables, Discussions & Demonstrations

12:25 – “Veterans” with George Armstrong, David Duhart, Chris Mueller, Lisa Silver Crow Perreault, Sarah Stenuf and Devin Tellier

1 pm – “Reiki Healing” with Kyle Ricci

1:25 – “Mental Health for Entrepreneurs” with Laura Beohner, Haley Games, Jen Grue and Kebra Smith-Bolden

2 pm – “How to Set Up a Co-Op” with Kamani Jefferson and Eric Schwartz

2:25 – “Social Media for the Cannabis Community” with Laura Beohner, Derek Cloutier and Bobby West

3 pm – “Cancer Patient and Caregiver” with Catherine Lewis and Glenn Lewis

3:25 – “How to Grow” with Ellen Brown, Addison Demoura, Matthew Gordon, Mendo Dope and Kevin Young

4 pm – Danny Danko

4:25 – “Social Justice and Activism” with Sonia Erika, Joe Gilmore, Tito Jackson, Nicole Snow, Robin Striar and Shaleen Title

5 pm – “Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine” with Kris Burnes

5:25 – “Cannabis Is Medicine” with Brooke Andrade, Lyle Craker, Wendy Love Edge and Hannah Jane

6 pm – “Cannabis Curriculum” with John Dvorak

6:25 – “Opiates” with Brian Essenter and Christina Miyabe Shields

7 pm – “Prohibition Then and Now” with Samson Racioppi

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