Mike Tyson will host a cannabis-themed music festival

Called 'Kind Music Festival'

Mike Tyson has announced that he’ll host a cannabis-themed music festival next year.

Set to take place in California, Kind Music Festival is described as an all-ages “pop-up” that embraces the state’s updated cannabis regulations.

It’ll kick off on February 23rd, 2019 on Tyson’s Ranch Resort in the Desert Hot Springs. Comprised of 420 acres, the resort will also offer luxury glamping and include a cannabis research and design facility, food trucks, inflatable rides, obstacle courses, mazes, and a “Chillville” with 100 specialty bean bags.


You can see a poster for the event below.

According to a press release, the festival will have “the distinction of being the first-ever all-ages music festival that embraces California’s updated cannabis regulations and offering alcoholic consumption to those 21+. However, in accordance with the 2019 laws, there will be no sales of cannabis products at the festival.”

The line-up will be revealed on January 2nd.

Earlier this year, Tyson opened up about the death of Tupac during an emotional interview. The legendary rapper was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996. He was rushed to hospital, but died six days later on September 13. He was 25.


During the interview, Tyson was reminded that Tupac attended his bout with Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the night that the rapper was later fatally shot.

“[Tupac] was really happy after the fight,” Tyson recounted through tears. “He came to a press conference with me. We was just talking a bunch of shit. I went home and then he left.”

The former boxer then revealed that he wasn’t allowed to see Tupac after he was rushed to hospital following the shooting.

“It’s very difficult to talk about,” Tyson said about his memories of their friendship. “He was just a young kid, and he wanted to be great – and then that happened.”