Damn Sam Productions was conceived in the early 1990s in Beacon, NY (the home of environmental activism as we know it) and was further developed at the famous Arrowhead Ranch in Parksville, NY. DSP was founded to raise money for pro-freedom activism in NY and beyond. The money raised at Harvest Fest and other Damn Sam ventures goes to fund select organizations that focus on a variety of issues, mostly regarding the hemp/marijuana laws, the War on Drugs and it's impact on our physical and social environments. Our main focus is NY Cannabis Alliance.
Past Damn Sam Events include: The HempSplash Festival, AT40 (The 40th Anniversary of the Acid Tests - production and promotion with the Kesey family and others), The High Times WHEE festival, Spring Planting Festival, Rock Against Racism (SUNY New Paltz), Salvation Army Toy Drives, and many local concerts to support rallies and other political efforts from candidates' campaigns to the NYC Pot Parade concert stage.
Past NY Harvest Festival Speakers and Entertainment: Jack Herer, Pete Seeger, George Clinton & The 420 Funk Mob, Dead Prez, Richie Havens, Ask Ed Rosenthal, Immortal Technique, John K (of Furthur), Pastor Kenny Glasgow, The Wailers, The Real Radio Rahim, The Persuasions, Fishbone, DJ Logic, Dead Milkmen, Deep Banana Blackout, Murphy's Law, Melvin Seals & The Mix, Vassar Clements & Buddy Cage w/ Stir Fried, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Garth Hudson & The Dharma Bums, Project Object featuring: Ike Willies, Ed Mann & Napoleon Murphy Brock, Atomic Babies, M1 (of dead prez), Rev. Larry Ellis, ecoustic hookah, Moonalice, Tony Vacca & World Rhythms with Massamba Diop, Steven & Ina Mae Gaskin, High Times Cannabis Cup Band, and many others.