WAMM's Freedom and Music Festival

About WAMMfest

Our annual celebration was born in response to the Bush Administration’s attack on our collective garden. In 2002, thirty armed DEA agents raided the home of WAMM founders, Mike and Valerie Corral, arresting them at gunpoint. Agents then used chainsaws to hack down the garden.

What We Did Next

Ten days after the raid, WAMM members responded by having a meeting on the steps of City Hall and provided free medical marijuana to our members. Fortified by the support of our community, WAMM, the Santa Cruz City Council, and the County Board of Supervisors joined in a lawsuit to stop the aggression of the federal government. The raid was intended to be a blow from which we could never recover; instead it prompted us into action.

WAMMfest Lives On!

WAMMfest is a way to say thank you to the city of Santa Cruz and the community as a whole for all the support throughout the years. It's also an event to enrich awareness and promote the civil liberties of sick and dying patients through medical marijuana, and a fundraiser to help us continue the services that we have been provided since 1993.

Join Us This Year!

Join us on October 22, 2011, from 12:00 to 6:00 at San Lorenzo Park, Duck Island, in the beautiful Santa Cruz, California.

The Green Lights (formerly The Skaflaws)

September 1, 2011 by Joe WAMM

Its show time, and The Green Lights know it. Are you Ready? Weaving between genres of Blues, Reggae, Ska, Hip-Hop, Punk, and Rock of all kinds, The Green Lights take a broad and unique interpretation of current popular music you won’t hear anywhere else. The band’s range has allowed them to open for many different types of artists including Collie Buddz, KRS-One, Rebelution, The English Beat, Devin the Dude, The Expendables, and The Pack.

A versatile, Rock-Reggae band from Santa Cruz, CA, (formerly known as The Skaflaws) The Green Lights always aim to surprise and entertain for every crowd. With a sincere and genuine musicianship, The Green Lights are all about putting on a concert to remember. Deep grooves, tight hooks, extended jams, and all kinds of dynamic pieces make up the Green Lights sound. The Green Lights remind you that nothing is better than live music. Get ready to party…

Lead Vocals – Renee Gonzalez
Drums – Kyle Talty
Bass – Max Kellerman
Lead Guitar – Tommy Matthews
Rhythm Guitar – Connor Braschi
Keyboards – Duncan Shipton