Michael Franti & Spearhead Announce “Soulshine” Music & Yoga Tour

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Michael Franti & Spearhead have announced the launch of the first-ever music and yoga lifestyle tour, Soulshine, featuring special guest artists SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall, and acclaimed yoga teachers such as Canada’s Ryan Leier; additional yoga instructors TBA. Bridging daytime and evening experiences including live music, yoga, sustainable living activities and DJ performances, Soulshine is one of the most anticipated all-ages summer tours hitting 30+ outdoor amphitheatres across the country starting on June 19, 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA at the Santa Barbara Bowl and continuing until August 2, 2014 when it rolls through Nashville, TN at The Woods @ Fontanel. A bona fide family affair set at an affordable ticket price, Soulshine embodies the spirit of these performing artists’ love of music, dance, yoga, the environment, and bringing the community together.

With more than 15 million Americans practicing yoga, the Soulshine tour promotes healthy living with on-premise pop-up “yoga villages” providing 1,000 – 2,500 mats to concert-goers (number of mats differs for each venue; minimal additional fee is required for participation); “yoga villages” turn into an evening DJ tent, art gallery and local musicians platform during the main stage performances. Soulshine incorporates yoga networks from around the nation by inviting the founders, teachers and students of renowned studios to participate in the “yoga villages” in their respective cities. Italian-rooted and Napa Valley-based winery and restaurant, Ca’Momi, sponsors the tour as they share in the philosophy of sustainability and mindful presence in both business and personal relationships. Mantra and Origin magazines are the official media partners of the Soulshine tour.

Afternoons on the Soulshine tour begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends, led by some of today’s most inspiring North American teachers. Each yoga session is designed for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes and features various artists participating side-by-side with fans. Afternoon activities then give way to four full music sets by the singular headlining acts.

Franti has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, and has graced the covers of numerous lifestyle publications including Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra and Yoga. Celebrated yoga guru Ryan Leier heads up the daily sessions, bringing his innovative style of assimilating ancient traditions with a contemporary flow to the masses. Based in Canada, and a yoga ambassador to communities across the globe, Leier is the founder of One Yoga studios and Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth through the practice of yoga.

Soulshine Summer 2014 Tour Dates:
THU 6/19/14 — Santa Barbara, CA — Santa Barbara Bowl
FRI 6/20/14 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theater
SAT 6/21/14 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theater
SUN 6/22/14 — San Diego, CA — Open Air Theatre
TUE 6/24/14 — Jacksonville, OR — Britt Festivals
THU 6/26/14 — Vancouver, BC — PNE Amphitheater
FRI 6/27/14 — Seattle, WA — Marymoor Park
SAT 6/28/14 — Bend, OR — Les Schwab Amphitheater
SUN 6/29/14 — Portland, OR — Edgefield
TUE 7/1/14 — Missoula, MT — Big Sky Brewery
WED 7/2/14 — Sun Valley, ID — Sun Valley Center
THU 7/3/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA
SAT 7/5/14 — Santa Fe, NM — The Downs at Santa Fe
SUN 7/6/14 — Denver, CO — Red Rocks
TUE 7/8/14 — Kansas City, MO — Crossroads
THU 7/10/14 — Chicago, IL — FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
FRI 7/11/14 — Minneapolis, MN — Basilica Block Party*
SAT 7/12/14 — Des Moines, IA — Simon Estes
SUN 7/13/14 — Indianapolis, IN — The Lawn @ White River State Park
TUE 7/15/14 — Toronto, ON — TD Echobeach
THU 7/17/14 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Summer Stage
FRI 7/18/14 — Boston, MA — Bank of America Pavilion
SAT 7/19/14 — Gilford, NH — Bank of NH Pavilion
MON 7/21/14 — New York, NY — Pier 97
TUE 7/22/14 — Philadelphia, PA — Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts
THU 7/24/14 — Floyd, VA — FloydFest*
FRI 7/25/14 — Wilmington, NC — Battleship Park
SAT 7/26/14 — Portsmouth, VA — nTelos Pavilion
SUN 7/27/14 — Charlotte, NC — Uptown Amphitheater at The Music Factory
TUE 7/29/14 — Boca Raton, FL — Sunset Cove Amphitheater
WED 7/30/14 — St Augustine, FL — St Augustine Amphitheater
FRI 8/1/14 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade Park
SAT 8/2/14 — Nashville, TN — The Woods @ Fontanel
*Michael Franti & Spearhead only

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