The Risan Project 2019 Winter Tour

The Risan Project is touring throughout Colorado and Alaska this winter with multi-media events featuring concerts with Colorado band, Salem, performing along with snowboard films with on-site activations with cannabis industry partners.

This year we are featuring film premiers of Almo Films’ Zabardast, a high altitude freeride expedition documentary filmed in the Karakoram region of Pakistan to kick off our events. We will also be showing Absinthe Films’ Stay Tuned, Ivresse Films’ Frozen Mind, Your Big Stories Grivola, Vantage Digital Media’s Alignment, The Snowboarder’s Journal’s Pocket Meat and Luca Rolli’s Mont Blanc: The Land of Toys alongside Salem concerts and activations from cannabis brands like Shift Cannabis, PatPen, ACME Healing Center, Herbal OutfittersGreatland Ganja, Houston Grass Station, Calm N Collective, MTFGreat Alaskan Bud CompanyUncle Herb’sEast RipDenali Dispensaries and Lady Gray Medibles.


February 8 7 Hermits Brewing, Eagle, CO

February 9 Winter Park Pub, Winter Park, CO

March 2 Fat Mermaid, Valdez, Alaska

March 3 Fat Mermaid, Valdez, Alaska

March 7 The Sitzmark at the Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska (no cannabis partners)

March 8 Alice’s Champagne Palace, Homer, Alaska

March 9 Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse, Anchorage, Alaska

March 22 7 Hermits Brewing, Eagle, Colorado

March 23 The Avon, Silverton, Colorado


Salem performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially-conscious compositions blending world, hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul. Salem has played the Winter X 12 Games, the US Freeskiing Open, The US Snowboarding Grand Prix, the US Snowboarding VISA Cup, the Canadian Freeskiing Championships, the Breckenridge Spring Massive, the Keystone River Run Rocks and the Northface Masters of Snowboarding. Salem has performed nationally alongside acts such as Karl Denson, Keller Williams, Brett Dennen, Rose Hill Drive, Pato Banton, De La Soul, Sweatshop Union, Bomba Estereo, The Meters (PBS), Bone Thugs N Harmony, DJ Logic, Stanton Moore and Will Bernard, Hells Belles, Tab Benoit, Rebirth Brass Band, Steve Earle and Zilla. Salem music is featured in “Tailgate Alaska: The Movie”, the Teva Stand Up Paddling Educational DVD, Hiroyuki Yamada’s “End of the Line”, Warren Miller’s “Off the Grid”, the Winter X 12 Games After Party CD Compilation and the Bolder Boulder CD compilation.

“Salem unites seemingly disparate topics: global peace and powder shots. Blending jazz, funk, spoken word and some Afro-Cuban beats, it makes crowds dance and think.” Katy Niner, Jackson Hole News and Guide




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