franti Tami Graham Presents

Michael Franti & Spearhead:

"Do It For The Love!"

Saturday August 11, 2012

To see Michael Franti talk about his music, click here

Franti has long been known for his electrifying live show.  Franti’s performances are marked by a genuine openheartedness, a commitment to communication and a greater sense of community. “The people who come to see us seem to love the experience of the party as well as the message and the music,” he says.

Michael Franti is the creator and lead singer of Michael Franti & Spearhead. The Bay Area born Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music in a wide range of genres for twenty years. From the intense punk rock of the Beatnigs, to the deeply political rap he made with the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy to his joyful and meaningful modern soul music with Spearhead, and now as Michael Franti & Spearhead, this still young man has released an impressive series of recordings that have vividly reflected his status as a musical citizen of this world. 

Opening the show: Zach Heckendorf and his band.

Zach HeckendorfOffstage, up-and-coming singer, songwriter, and guitarist Zach Heckendorf appears to be an ordinary teenager: a hip-hop-loving, T-shirt and jeans-wearing, shaggy-haired kid with a shy smile and modest Zach Heckendorfdemeanor. But when Heckendorf grabs a guitar and jumps on a stage, the 18-year-old Denver native is transformed. Gone is the shyness. Gone is the reluctance to draw attention to himself. In their place is a natural-born entertainer deploying rapid-fire lyrics and jittery acoustic grooves with all the confidence, charisma, and innate musicality of performers twice his age. During shows in New York and Los Angeles in December, Heckendorf mesmerized crowds with original songs like “All The Right Places,” the first single from his debut album The Cool Down, and silenced the hold-outs chattering in the back with an astonishing cover of Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre,” spitting every line with impressive intensity and speed. Zach will take the stage at 3:45pm.

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Event location:

three springs

 

 

 

Tickets Available NOW at

Animas Trading

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Frontgate

 

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Beer Proudly Provided by Durango's own Ska Brewing

Ska

Wine will be provided by:
Wagon Wheel Liquors

A portion of the proceeds from beer and wine sales will benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado

united way

General Admission: $40

VIP: $100 (includes special seating, beer, wine, and appetizers)

Kids 12 and under: Free!

Gates open at 1pm

Zach Heckendorf at 3:45pm

Spearhead at 5pm

Rain or shine, festival seating, no glass containers.

 

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