PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Tuesday, July 2 • 7:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Reserved $52 | Standing Room Only $52 | Lawn $41 | Child (1-12) Lawn $31
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
Michael Franti believes that there is a great battle taking place in the world today between cynicism and optimism, so he made his most recent album, Stay Human Vol. II, to remind himself and anyone else who’s listening, that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for.
The album has seen early critical acclaim andsoared to the top of the charts including, #1 Billboard Independent Album Sales, #1 iTunes Top Albums Singer/Songwriter (US and AUS). The songs on Stay Human Vol. II were inspired by Franti’s new self-directed documentary Stay Human, which has recently won array of awards on the film festival circuit. Stay Human features “heroic everyday people” whose stories have inspired the singer, activist and yoga practitioner during his travels around the world. Stay Human Vol. II is the 10th LP from Michael Franti & Spearhead, featuring the group’s signature sound. It follows three consecutive albums that climbed into the top 5 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. He’s also charted five singles in the top 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and had eight songs reach the top 25 on the Triple-A Chart. His hit, “Say Hey” has accumulated more than 2 million downloads worldwide. Franti also had a No. 1 hit single with his 2010 song, “The Sound of Sunshine.”
The album and film are both part of a multi-pronged effort to spread positivity through Franti’s music, Soulshine Bali hotel that he built as a home for yoga destination retreats, and Do It For The Love, a non-profit he and his wife, Sara Agah Franti, founded in 2013 to bring people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. To date, Do It For The Love has granted more than 2,000 wishes with the support of more than 100 artists.
Guest Artist: Haley Johnsen
Haley Johnsen is a singer songwriter best characterized by her powerhouse vocals and unique lyrical perspective. Drawing inspiration from acts like Bonnie Raitt, Grace Potter, and Brandi Carlile, Haley writes and sings with a soulful determination that is willful, playful, but never forced. Born in Oregon to musical parents, she grew up around everything from pop, classic rock, country, and gospel, an appreciable quality that is easily recognized in her original songs.
Haley completed her first headline tour of Europe in January & February of 2019. She also toured in the U.S with electronic DJ and producer Big Wild during March of 2019 as his bass player and backup vocalist, and is currently direct support for the band Joseph across the USA through April & May of 2019. She is set to independently release her first full studio album and LP Golden Days on May 24th 2019.
Pre-concert music: Tara Velarde
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.