nuEra Champaign-Urbana and Chicago
NuEra is celebrating 420 with outdoor parties, including in Champaign-Urbana and Chicago. For the Champaign-Urbana April 20 celebration, check out nuEra Urbana’s parking lot party. There will be food trucks plus specials on cannabis products, treats, and rewards. Thursday, the event will offer free pizza from Flour & Fire pizza truck from 3-7 p.m. and free frozen treats from Ice Daddy’s truck from 2-5 p.m. (while supplies last), courtesy of Ozone and Simply Herb. From 12- 4 p.m. in the parking lot, Monster Grilled Cheese & More truck will offer sandwiches available for purchase. Party people can have their face painted and shop products by local vendors as well. NuEra Urbana is located at 105 East University Avenue. Stop by the Illinois News Joint booth while there and say hi.
The nuEra Chicago event is located at 1308 West North Ave. and will run from 12-6 p.m. Verano is offering free eats from Cevapcici Chicago, while Grassroots Cannabis is providing a glass-blowing demo and showcasing items by Essex Glass. Entertainment is sponsored by Ozone and Simply Herb Cannabis and includes a Blues Brother/Chris Farley impersonator by BASH from 12-2 p.m., DJ Gemini Jones spinning 420 tunes from 2-3:30 p.m. and again from 4:30-6 p.m., a live set by Cofresi from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and Spin Graffix airbrushing custom canvas bags with nuEra logo. Additionally, visitors can check out the local vendors market, featuring Shuga Records, David Leonardis Art Gallery, Kokorokoko, One Tail at a Time, and more. Cann and Wyld swag giveaways, penny samples, discounts, and prizes, and the Cash Cage game for rewards points are also available. The retail store is opening one hour early, and 420 hours are 9-8 p.m. Social consumption at or near nuEra locations is not allowed per state regulations.