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Michael Franti & Spearhead – 2021 Summer Gala (NEW DATE)

Monday
Aug
23
2021

Show: 7:30pm

Ticket Price: $90 – $175

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About the Artist

UPDATE FOR ALL MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD TICKET HOLDERS:  Due to hurricane Henri, Governor Lamont declaring a state of emergency and the safety of the band and patrons getting to the venue, we are moving our Michael Franti & Spearhead show and summer gala to Monday, August 23. The gala will begin at 5:30pm with the show starting inside the theater at 7:30pm. (Show only ticket holders should arrive at 6:45pm).

GOOD DAY FOR A GOOD DAY WORLD TOUR
5:30pm Gala | 7:30pm Show
$175: Orchestra seating & Gala
$110: Orchestra seating performance only
$90: Balcony seating performance only

SAPPHIRE SPONSORS:  Berisford, Rabinowitz, Ross & Stockel Families

GOLD SPONSORS:  Rachel & Joe Sondheimer, Eric Diefenbach & JK Brown

SILVER SPONSORS:  Lindsey & Garry Berger

WITH SUPPORT FROM:  All Seasons Party Rentals, Hollandia Nurseries and Pepsi

Gala tickets include open bar, and food from area restaurants & food trucks including Gallo, Southwest Café, TerraSole, Tequila Escape, Fire Engine Pizza Company, Bareburger, Brian Bender – Personal Chef, Whistle Stop Bakery before the performance. The evening also includes a Margarita Bar featuring Cabo Wabo Tequila, Stony Creek Brewery, Dogfish Head IPA, Truly, Freixenet Ice tasting & one-of-a-kind auction items for all ticket holders to bid on!  There will also be live music under the tent from Griffin Anthony.

Michael Franti makes his Playhouse debut with his full band!  Best known for his top 10 Billboard charting hit “Say Hey (I Love You)” Michael Franti, and his band Spearhead, have continued to make chart topping hits with “Sound of Sunshine,” and “I Got You,” among other songs that blend hip hop along with funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock- creating a signature sound all his own.  Now you can see this globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, up close and personal at The Ridgefield Playhouse summer gala fundraiser. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s. In January 2019, Franti released his self-directed documentary Stay Human, which won an array of awards at film festivals worldwide and influenced his writing for his album Stay Human Vol. II (Thirty Tigers), which debuted at No. 1 on both the Americana and Independent Album charts and received critical acclaim from USA Today, Billboard, Associated Press and Paste. Influenced by the film, Franti’s Stay Human podcast presented by Gibson on the American Songwriter Podcast Network features creatives from all walks of life.  Deemed a “groundbreaking musician” by Entrepreneur, Franti launched a virtual event revolution in June 2020 with his Stay At Home Concert World Tour, a creation prompted by his first summer in 33 years in which he wasn’t on the road due to the global pandemic.

In addition to seeing this amazing musician in a close and intimate setting, all gala ticket holders receive access to an open bar and food prior to the show.  All ticket holders will get access to the one-of-a-kind auction items, as we raise money to keep the arts alive in our area and support this 20th Anniversary summer of our beloved Performing Arts Center.

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