Denver symphony makes pot-themed shows invite-only

Marijuana (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Marijuana (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Symphony says a series of marijuana-themed fundraising concerts will be invitation-only in an attempt to address concerns that audiences were going to break the law by smoking weed in public.

In a statement Tuesday, the symphony also said it was removing information about the three events scheduled to start later this month from its website and refunding tickets purchased already. The events at a Denver art gallery will now be open to a list of VIP guests by invitation.

After the symphony announced the concerts in April, the Denver city attorney warned they could violate laws against public marijuana consumption. The symphony says it worked out its new rules in consultation with the city attorney, who did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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