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Michael Franti & Friends headline family show

| March 15, 2023 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer?

Head on over to War Memorial Field for a Festival at Sandpoint show designed for the whole family that features Michael Franti and Friends on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Franti is a globally recognized musician and activist revered for his high-energy live shows and uplifting reggae, pop and hip-hop-inspired music influenced by the power of optimism.

Before their Thursday evening performance Aug. 3, Michael Franti & Friends will take the Festival stage for an upbeat, familiar, and crowd-interactive family show that is sure to encourage audience members of all ages to get moving and sing along.

“After such an overwhelming response in ticket sales to our Michael Franti & Spearhead with SOJA evening show, we feel so lucky to be able to include this additional family show,” Festival executive director Ali Baranski said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to extend this fun-loving show to all ages as this year’s family concert.”

Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You),” and “I Got You,” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles, 10 Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums.

The family show with Michael Franti & Friends will be a seated performance. Gates open at 11 a.m., and music begins at noon.

All food and beverage booths will be open, so bring the whole family for a mid-day Festival experience.

The general admission tickets are $14.95 before taxes and fees.

The annual summer concert series, scheduled this year from July 27 to Aug. 6 at War Memorial, features a variety of music, from rock to jazz and from country to indie and more.

Key changes announced for the 2023 concert series include no guest re-entry or hard-sided coolers. Rolling coolers, wagons and strollers also will not be permitted inside the venue. The changes are designed to enhance customer safety, security and overall experience.

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