Sunday August 1, 2010
Tami Graham Presents
Michael Franti & Spearhead: the"Sound of Sunshine" tour
To see Michael Franti talk about his music, click here
Franti, who recently completed a tour with John Mayer, has long been known for his electrifying live show. His latest CD release All Rebel Rockers, was the highest debut album chart position of his career and his multi-format hit, “Say Hey (I Love You),” the most commercially success song of his career. It produced his first Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 single, was certified digital platinum and the song’s video garnered nearly 5 million YouTube views.
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.
Brett Dennen and his full band will open this show!
To see Brett playing, click here
Brett Dennen (born October 28, 1979) is a folk/pop singer-songwriter from Oakdale, California. In 2004, Dennen released his first self-titled album, Brett Dennen. In November 2007, Dennen was named as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "10 Artists To Watch."
His second album, So Much More, including the singles "Ain't No Reason", "She's Mine" and "Darlin' Do Not Fear". Dennen also contributed a cover of "Private Life" to the 2006 tribute album Drink To Bones That Turn To Dust: A Toast To Oingo Boingo. Dennen's music has been featured in several television shows, including Roadtrip Nation on PBS, Grey's Anatomy, House, The Unit , and Scrubs.
Dennen has been a part of The Mosaic Project, a San Francisco Bay Area-based non-profit organization, since its inception. The Mosaic Project works towards a peaceful future by uniting young children of diverse backgrounds, providing them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse society, and empowering them to strive for peace. As The Mosaic Project's Resident Rock Star, Dennen created an original musical curriculum for the program, which they released as an album called Children's Songs for Peace and a Better World, in 2003. It won a Children's Music Web 2004 Award and a Parent's Choice 2004 Approved Award.
Gates Open at 1:00pm.
DJ I-Gene will spin as the gates open,
Brett Dennen takes the stage at 3:30pm
Michael Franti and Spearhead play at 5:00pm!
General Event Info: festival seating: low-back chairs, blankets, coolers ok, free water available
No glass containers or alcohol, other than what is sold at the event
$45 at door.
$100 VIP, includes VIP parking, covered seating adjacent to stage, beer, wine and light appetizers.
Kids 12 & under FREE!
Featuring DUBSKIN at the Abbey. Doors open at 8pm