PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Saturday, September 3, 7:00 p.m.
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT
MEMBER PRESALE: April 8 - May 12, order form
GENERAL PUBLIC: Beginning May 13 at 9 a.m.
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance.
Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances, and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change.
“I make music because I believe it can change people’s lives and make a difference in the world,” enthuses Franti. “Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.” He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multi-platinum songs like “Say Hey (I Love You)”, the chart breaking 2010 release off The Sound Of Sunshine. Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic.
Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission; he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people. Franti’s humanitarian, social justice, and peace efforts continue to inspire his music and are infused throughout his upcoming album, due to release in May 2016. Special Guest TBA.
Portland, Oregon-based soul/hip-hop outfit Dirty Revival deliver a sound that is “Big, gritty, and honest. Our sound is unique but pulls elements of our favorite genres: soul, funk, hip-hop, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock," says Sarah Clarke, the resounding, and resonating, front woman.
Also comprised of Evan "evv'n'flo" Simko (M.C., guitar), Terry Drysdale (drums), Karl Ludwigsen (keyboards), Jon Shaw (bass), Chris Hardin (tenor sax), and Jon Clay (trumpet), the septet delivers powerful soul music that is equally their own, and reminiscent of their influences, delivering an intoxicating sound that will make you move. "Someone once described us as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and Rose Royce all blended up as one," Clarke says of the comparisons her band has already started to receive. "I nearly fainted. What a massive compliment." Expanding on that, Simko says, "I think people will find a great variety of influences or comparisons, to name a few: P-Funk, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Bill Withers, Charles Bradley, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, and The Roots. It's hard to say. I think there are so many influences that it won't quite sound like anyone in particular."
Pre-concert music: Craig Wright Band
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.
Food Trucks Available For This Event
Back Porch Bar & Grill | Peruvian Point - Menus HERE