Hip Hop cult hero Afroman returns to Greater Cincinnati this holiday season to host and headline another “Merry Spliffmas” concert.
The L.A. native singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist broke through in a big way in 2001 with his hit “Because I Got High,” a c’est-la-vie tale of stoner’s remorse that became a cultural phenomenon, earning slots on soundtracks like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and garnering Afroman a Grammy nomination and a short-lived major label record deal.
While he’s never enjoyed that level of success since, Afroman’s raunchy songs and pothead-Dolemite persona have enabled him to maintain a steady career touring and self-releasing music.
Afroman has previously done Spliffmas shows at Newport’s Thompson House, but this year he’ll be throwing down at Riverfront Live, the venue formerly known as Annie’s. This year’s show (on Saturday, Dec. 21) will once again feature a lineup loaded with area Rap and Rock acts, including See You In The Funnies, Toybox Killer, Lazy Ass Destroyer and Mike Defendant + Katrina Jo.
Pro tip: "Because I got high" is also a good excuse when your friends and family ask why you didn't bring any gifts to the holiday shindig. Skip the mobs at the mall this weekend and party with Afroman instead.
8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. $10. Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Columbia Tusculum, riverfrontlivecincy.com.