Here’s a tour announcement that should warm the souls of folks looking for just the right event for their mind, body and spirit. Michael Franti has put together a summer outing that combines his passions for music and yoga – the Soulshine Tour.
As the poster for the tour says, this is going to be “one ridiculously awesome yoga jam!” The excursion will visit more than 30 cities, starting with a June 19 stop in Santa Barbara, Calif.
In addition to Michael Franti and Spearhead, the lineup includes SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall on select dates.
Each Soulshine show will begin with a yoga class, accompanied by an acoustic music jam from Franti and friends. Don’t worry if you haven’t already mastered crow pose or know the correct pronunciation of the Sanskrit terms. The mass yoga session, which will be led by teachers from across the United States, is “for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes.”
You might find yourself practicing next to one of the artists as the musicians plan on participating side by side with fans. Although you should keep your eyes on your own mat, we can bet that Franti knows what he’s doing. He’s been practicing yoga for over 12 years and has been featured in publications such as Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra and Yoga magazine.
The afternoon yoga and acoustic music jam will be followed by a full concert in the evening.
With more dates to be added, here's the tour so far:
June 19 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl
June 20 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
June 21 – Berkeley, Calif., Greek Theatre
June 22 – San Diego, Calif., SDSU Open Air Theatre
June 26 – Vancouver, British Columbia, PNE Amphitheatre
June 27 – Redmond, Wash., King County's Marymoor Park
June 28 – Bend, Ore., Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 29 – Troutdale, Ore., McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
July 1 – Missoula, Mont., Big Sky Brewing Amphitheater
July 2 – Hailey, Idaho, Sun Valley Center for the Arts
July 3 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
July 5 – Santa Fe, N.M., The Downs of Santa Fe
July 6 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 8 – Kansas City, Mo., The Crossroads
July 10 – Chicago, Ill., FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island
July 12 – Des Moines, Iowa, Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre
July 13 – Indianapolis, Ind., Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
July 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach
July 17 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summerstage
July 18 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 19 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook
July 21 – New York, N.Y., JBL Live at Pier 97
July 22 – Philadelphia, Pa., Skyline Stage @ Mann Center For Performing Arts
July 25 – Wilmington, N.C., Battleship Park
July 26 – Portsmouth, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
July 27 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
Aug. 1 – Atlanta, Ga., Masquerade Music Park
Aug. 2 – Whites Creek, Tenn., The Woods At Fontanel
Presale tickets are available now.
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