The Soulshine Tour
The Soulshine Tour
featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall
at USANA Amphitheatre
5150 SOuth 6055 West
West Valley City, UT
July 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM Day: Thursday Doors: 6:00 PM Ages: All Ages
Advance tickets are $51, $41 and $26 (including all service charges and a $1 donation to the Soulshine sponsored charity Reverb).
Special yoga workshops (with Michael Franti & visiting yogis) at 3:30 PM. $10 with concert ticket, $20 without.
The event will last a roughly 90 minutes. There will be a 60-minute traditional yoga class with Michael Franti performing a couple songs acoustic on either side of the class. The class will be taught by professional Yogis Baron Baptiste and Michael will be physically participating with fans.
About the event:
This summer, Michael Franti & Spearhead will launch the first-ever music & yoga tour, "Soulshine," that will bridge daytime and nighttime experiences including music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and DJs, guaranteeing a full-blown dance party! SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall will be joining the tour along with Special Guest Yoga Teachers. Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends, led by some of today's most inspiring teachers from across North America. The yoga session is designed for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes and will feature artists participating side by side with fans. The afternoon Yoga and acoustic music jam will give way to the full concert in the evening.
About Michael Franti:
Musician, humanitarian, and children's book author Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force, using music as a vehicle for positive change, as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band Spearhead. With the multi-platinum success of his song "Say Hey (I Love You)" and the chart-breaking release of The Sound Of Sunshine, Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought-provoking as well as a fun dance party! "Music is sunshine," says Franti, one of the most positive and conscious artists in music today. "Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose." Franti has a brand new single, "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)," hitting radio now and leading into his new album this summer. Find out why Franti has been called "arguably God's greatest gift to the concert stage since Bruce Springsteen and U2... when Franti and his superb band, Spearhead, step foot on the stage, you will bear witness to one of the greatest musical miracles of your life... you will walk into the show a fan but leave feeling like Franti is a close friend." (antiMUSIC)
About Brett Dennen:
After the overwhelming success of his 2011 release Loverboy, Brett Dennen retreated to his mountain house in Northern California, where he found inspiration in his surroundings and the simplicity of nature. The result is his latest studio album, Smoke and Mirrors—the culmination of his transition from a coffeehouse folk singer to a celebrated and critically acclaimed front man. Dennen's earnest and honest lyrics, sweet melodies, and pure vocals make him a "folk-rock revelation" (Washington Post).
American reggae band SOJA has been making a name for itself with its fourth studio album, Strength to Survive, which stayed on theBillboard Reggae Album Chart for over 65 weeks. Lead singer and guitarist Jacob Hemphill, who spent his early childhood in Africa (the son of an International Monetary Fund rep in Liberia), met bassist Bobby Lee in his Virginia grade school. They became best friends, finding common ground through their love of hip hop, rock and reggae, which they performed at school talent shows. The two formed SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) when they were in high school. The band has sold more than 150,000 albums, headlined a number of festivals, and performed in more than 15 countries.
About Trevor Hall:
Trevor Hall's music—an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting—echoes with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience. Trevor's annual trips to India also continue to serve as a source of creativity and motivation for his music. The precious lessons and experiences that he has harvested from his journeys East have moved Trevor to return a service to those whom have colored his music and his life so beautifully. Trevor uses donations collected at his live shows to help support an ashram in Allahabad, India, the home of his Guru, where underprivileged and orphaned boys and girls are given the chance at a better life and a traditional Vedic education.