Smokey River Entertainment District hosts the Missouri Growers’ Cup in Kansas City, MO 

Smokey River Entertainment District hosts the Missouri Growers’ Cup in Kansas City, MO 


The cannabis community in Missouri has something to look forward to this fall with the premiere of the Missouri Growers’ Cup at the Smokey River Entertainment District in  Kansas City on September 23, 2023. This groundbreaking event will bring together cannabis enthusiasts,  industry professionals, and advocates for a day filled with excitement, education, and celebration.  

“The team of people that have built this event are top-notch and will surely provide a beautiful day of music, education and enjoyment for all to experience,” says Nathan Marsh, Missouri Growers Cup President. “Our first Cannabis Cup was in 2015 with the passion to do a cup the right way with blind judging and a laser focus on highlighting the best in the industry while bringing consumers and brands together. We are beyond excited to bring that same philosophy and cup event to the Missouri cannabis community. There are some amazing growers and producers in the state and we can’t wait to give out  those trophies!” 

“We have an opportunity to showcase the highest quality cannabis and the acceptance of cannabis in our everyday lives. We’re normalizing cannabis through hospitality,” says Joey Pintozzi, Vice President of  Operations and Marketing for Smokey River Entertainment. “This opportunity to partner with Nathan and his team was a no-brainer. They are the best-in-class at this and we knew that aligning ourselves  with them would be the only way to put this on.”  

The Growers’ Cup promises to be an unforgettable experience for attendees, offering a wide range of  attractions and activities: 

Live Music: 

Missouri Growers Cup Music Festival will be headlined by hip-hop star Paul Wall. The festival will feature a multi-genre lineup with rock and reggae sets by Making Movies, 77 Jefferson, and Soul Rebel and The Beast. The show will open with performances by local artists Silent Ave, If I Die In Iceland, and MAVRK.

Competition: Showcase the finest products in cannabis excellence in several categories. From flower to concentrates and edibles, the competition will highlight the best that Missouri has to offer. Attendees will have the chance to cast a vote for the coveted people’s choice award. 

Onsite Delivery: Event partner, BesaMe Wellness, will provide convenient onsite delivery services,  ensuring the purchase and receipt of favorite cannabis products without leaving the event premises  while experiencing seamless access to a variety of high-quality offerings. Attendees can participate in the  People’s Choice Award selection with exclusive offers only available at the event. 

Hosted by Ngaio Bealum: We are thrilled to announce that the Missouri Growers’ Cup will be hosted by  the talented Ngaio Bealum, known for his appearances on the popular Netflix series “Cooking on High.”  Ngaio’s wit and charm will keep the crowd engaged and entertained throughout the event. 

Cannagames: Engage in friendly competition and test canna skills at the Cannagames. Show off your  joint rolling skills, or take home the prize for the best bong made from a fruit.

Beer Garden: For those  seeking alternative refreshments, there will be a curated beer garden with a selection of craft beers and  beverages in a laid back environment. 

Food Trucks: Satisfy your cravings (and munchies) with a diverse array of food trucks serving up  delectable cuisine throughout the event. From savory bites to sweet treats, there’s something to tantalize  every palate.  


Onsite Consumption: The Missouri Cannabis Cup proudly offers onsite consumption, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy cannabis products in a safe and designated environment. Please note that  consumption is limited to the Cannavillage event area and not allowed outside the premises.

Exclusive VIP Experience: VIP ticket packages available to elevate the experience. VIP ticket holders will  gain access to the premium VIP lounge, complete with a full bar, premiere parking, private restroom facilities, a VIP stage viewing area, and a special gift bag.  

Favorite Brands and Free Swag: Explore an array of renowned cannabis brands at the Missouri  Growers’ Cup. Engage with industry leaders and discover the latest products while enjoying complimentary swag and giveaways.  

The Missouri Growers cup will have a dedicated focus on Veterans and not-for-profit veteran organizations. We have an amazing lineup of Veteran speakers who will share their stories and cover topics like industrial hemp processes in war torn areas, the Veteran’s Administration’s policies on cannabis use and research as well as Veteran housing. 

Not only will there be a great deal of Veteran education for the attendees but there will also be 500 free tickets given to Veterans so they can enjoy the music and a day dedicated to their service. 

“Veterans can expect a day dedicated to great music, education and a spotlight on their service from a team that understands the need for more attention on the Veteran cannabis conversation. History is being made at this event and its dedication to the Veteran Community is inspiring,” says Radio Host and  Partner Waxy Brown. 

This groundbreaking event promises to revolutionize cannabis culture in the Missouri. The Missouri  Growers’ Cup is not only the ultimate destination for cannabis enthusiasts and advocates, and welcomes  the canna-curious or those just seeking a good time.  

Ticket prices start at $40.00 and will be on sale Friday 7/21/2023 at

For Growers Cup and ticket purchases, please visit our website at Stay connected with us on social media for event updates,  special announcements, and exciting promotions. 

For more information about Smokey River Entertainment District, visit the website or download the BesaMe App in the apple and android  stores.