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    ROLL ON IN Drive-In Live Music Experience Returns To Western MA

    Canna Provisions Presents September 18th Thru Halloween 987 Meadow Street LEE, MA

    LIVE MUSIC IS ALIVE!!!

    Canna Provisions brought a million dollar industry to western MA and will be giving back even more to the community with a new venture in safe, socially distanced live music as it partners with ROLL ON IN, a premier live music drive-in experience.

    Roll On In found a new home amongst the hills of Lee, Ma with the support of Canna Provisions Inc.


    ROLL ON IN is the name of the pop-up venue that now inhabits the meadow at 987 Meadow Street in Lee MA. All health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19 are in strict effect as given by the City of Lee and State of MA. Roll On In is committed to providing socially distanced entertainment, in a world where live music and music culture was brought to a complete stand still back in March.

    Roll On In, located in the scenic Western Mass city of Lee boasts festival level production on stage, large LED screens and line arrays to bring you the visuals and harmonics so missed in these socially distant days. Roll On In stresses the idea of SAFE Live Entertainment and has gone through extensive planning over the past months with the help and partnership of industry pro Joel MacKenzie. The weekly, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening events will deliver the premier destination for a night out of live music; in a manner going above and beyond the state’s recommended health guidelines. We are excited to treat you to a night of music featuring some New England heavy hitters and National acts! Roll On In is bringing the highest quality of live music production to the city of Lee, MA!

    This is a project whose goal is to continue supporting the community in a safe, adaptive way. Roll On In and forget about the world for a few hours, safely.

    Last week, Roll On In Shows debuted in their new Lee MA homes, with two shows: FRIDAY September 18th Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band + rice – an American Band! and SATURDAY September 19th A Night Of Country with Trailer Trash and Whiskey City.

    JUST ANNOUNCED – MORE SHOWS!!

    This weekend the Roll On In shows continue with three nights of music:

    West End Blend are kicking off the weekend on Friday night September 25. FB EVENT

    Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast and beyond. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic and sweaty basement dance party, The Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to their shows ever since.

    Escaper and Dogs In A Pile on Saturday September 26th. FB EVENT


    Dogs In A Pile
     is the culmination of a love of music born from the deepest American roots of psychedelia, jazz, fusion, funk, traditional, and rock & roll. Sprung from the rich Asbury Park music scene in New Jersey, their serendipitous convergence has made for the kind of kindred intuition its members had only once dreamed of. Described as “listening to a single moving organism,” the sum of its five parts represents an original journey into the peaks and valleys of psychedelic improvisation, all while remaining reminiscent of so much we love of life and music.


    The final iteration of “the Dogs” began with University of the Arts Philadelphia student and Asbury Park veteran Jimmy Law, along with his long-time friend Joe Babick, a 4 year veteran of the gifted young musician’s program at the nationally renowned Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Lightning struck when they were introduced to Berklee School of Music student and bass player Sam Lucid, who immediately suggested fellow Berklee student and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Kaplan. The addition of fellow Berklee student and collaborator Brian Murray in 2019 made for the quintessential final piece in the Dogs’ puzzle. Their commonality and love for improvisation by way of bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish, as well as a fervent inclination for the study of jazz, fusion and classical music has helped shape the free-flowing style that is the Dogs. Their unique synergy and joy in creating “music as an atmosphere” equates simply to, as the band would say, “spreading good music and good energy to good people.”

    The literal definition of Escaper is “one who breaks free from confinement”. The band strives for a sound without limits while keeping the dance grooves going.The band released their 3rd album on Ropeadope Records in June 2020 which was met with critical acclaim including being named a JamBase “Release Day Pick”. Named “On the Verge” by Relix Magazine (full page in print edition).

    Sunday brings Hairballz and Won’t Back Down – A Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers! FB EVENT


    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
     are an American rock band whose honest, unpretentious music made them one of America’s finest rock acts. Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, along with the Heartbreakers, collecting three Grammy Awards and 18 nominations over the years. Amongst the many tribute acts trying to replicate this artist’s legendary success, “Wont Back Down” unequivocally captures the musical performance of Tom Petty.Won’t Back Down – A Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is America’s utmost authentic Tom Petty tribute act. Flawlessly recreating the sound of the music, all while preserving the integrity of the finest Tom Petty concert.The members of the band are local boys from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area. Each has performed in various cover/original acts over the years and has ultimately crossed paths to form this project. See a live performance of “Wont Back Down” We pick up where Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers left off with Hairballz, The Berkshires premier 80’s band!

    Purchase tickets at https://rolloninshows.com/schedule-tickets

    October 2 and 3 – TWO NIGHTS WITH NEW ENGLAND LEGENDS MAX CREEK!

    New England’s live music peaceful warriors Max Creek will be returning to Western MA with two nights of shows. For nearly fifty years Max Creek have played thousands of shows to an amazingly loyal and adoring group of fans who follow them nearly everywhere they go from RI and CT to western MA, Colorado, Costa Rica, or boat cruises in Boston, New York, and even the Caribbean.

    Canna Provisions Presents ROLL ON IN, 987 Meadow Street LEE, MA
    Arrive at 5:00pm and get ready to enjoy a night of LIVE Music.
    There’s great food options on site. Chairs and blankets encouraged. No idling car engines.
    Gates open at 5pm/ Live Music at 6pm Show ends at 10-10:30pm
    More Info & Tickets
    Pricing options are per car / 2 person to 6 person pricing.
    Average per person cost is $25. Multiple bands and over 4 hours of music.

    ABOUT Canna Provisions:

    Lee Massachusett’s lone retail recreational marijuana store has become a cannabis cash cow for the community. Since opening 12 months ago, Canna Provisions has made the municipality a total of $988,000, evenly split between the state-mandated community impact fee and local sales tax. Each assessment of $494,000 is based on 3 percent of the gross annual sales of $16 million — far exceeding the owners’ projected $10 million in sales in the year since opening day on July 5, 2019.

    “If we had stayed open during the pandemic, we would have exceeded $20 million,” Canna co-founder Erik Williams told The Berkshire Eagle this summer. The nearly $1 million windfall for Lee will help soften the blow of less local revenue and state aid because of the Coronavirus outbreak. “It’s good news for the town,” said Select Board Chairman David Consolati. “It’s pretty impressive during the pandemic.”

    MA Gov. Charlie Baker ordered recreational pot shops and other nonessential businesses closed in mid-March due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. Ten weeks later, in late May, the governor allowed Canna and other retail marijuana businesses to reopen under guidelines that include mask-wearing and social distancing.

    Canna currently employees 73 full-time workers, 16 living in Lee with more ready to relocate.” Canna Provisions also has 2 other retail operations in both Easthampton and Holyoke, They are a committed, community oriented company that recognizes the importance and vitality of the live music industry. They are partnering with experienced live music producers, Joel MacKenzie and Spencer Lavoie of Roll On In, a Drive-In, Live Music Experience running through Halloween at: 987 Meadow Street in Lee, MA.

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