Five Things You Didn't Know About Michael Franti

See Him At Our Block Party August 24

June 10, 2019

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You probably already know Michael Franti is playing our Block Party August 24th at the Sylvee (tickets on sale now).

But here are some tidbits you may have missed.

1. He's a tall glass of water. Michael is 6'6" tall and went to the University of San Francisco on a basketball scholarship.

2. His first band was an industrial/spoken word band called The Beatnigs. Songs included "Burritos" and "Rooticus Sporaticus." Wonder if he'll play either of those at the Sylvee?

3. Michael is an outspoken activist for human rights, and for peace in the Middle East. His album "Yell Fire!" was inspired by a trip to Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Iraq.

4. He owns a yoga resort in Bali called Soulshine, an oasis of yoga, soul, and rock n roll. (It looks absolutely gorgeous, but is probably out of my price range. Check it out here).

5. Michael wrote "Say Hey (I Love You)" in steam in Woody Harrelson's bathroom.