Michael Franti has been bringing his politically conscious music to Colorado since the ’90s, forming a special bond with fans of all ages moved by his feel-good commitment to social-justice issues.
He and his band, Spearhead, will be launching their summer tour with a free party at Civic Center Park that runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.
Expect an outdoor screening of his film Stay Human, along with yoga, acoustic music, activist opportunities, food and fun for people of all ages. Franti is teaming up with sixteen nonprofits that work on issues including climate change, gun control, voting and human-rights issues.
RSVP at Eventbrite for the schedule and details.
The following night, June 7, at 7 p.m., Franti will play his first concert of the tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Snarky Puppy and Victoria Canal will open. Tickets to the show start at $47.50 and can be purchased at AXS.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.