PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Thursday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.
MEMBER PRESALE: April 8 - May 12, order form
GENERAL PUBLIC: Beginning May 13 at 9 a.m.
TICKETS: Res. $39 | Standing Room Only $39 | Lawn $34 | Child (1-12) Lawn $24
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
Some people go a lifetime without knowing their mission in life, without feeling they have true calling, and without knowing why they even do what they do. Nahko is not one of them. That calling and mission has never been clearer than it is on Nahko and Medicine for the People's third full-length album, HOKA.
On HOKA, Nahko's voice is strong. His mission is clear. The mandate has been thrown down.
"Hoka is a Lakota word, an indigenous tribe from the Great Plains, it is a call to action. It's what Crazy Horse would say when he went into battle, 'Hoka, hey!' My call is to put action to the words that I speak and the lyrics I sing. Not just to talk, but to do," says Oregon-born singer/songwriter Nahko, who is of Puerto Rican, Native American (Apache), and Filipino descent. "This is the soundtrack of the movement for a better planet," he continues. "I want to challenge myself and others to make a change."
Playing his songs across the United States and in Europe over the past year, with a wide range of artists and to varying audiences, Son Little has noticed something particular about his own music.
“As I’ve been going around to different places with this very eclectic mix of other acts, one thing that’s struck me about my music is just how American it is,” he says.
And while he’s not wearing a stars-and-stripes polo while shooting fireworks and holding a sousaphone, his sentiment rings true. Here in this proud, brave land of blurred lines and regional dishes is a musical melting pot that sizzles and smokes, from sea to shining sea. Son Little is stirring that broth.
Pre-concert music: The Sky Colony
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.