Presented by Ardenland and Soulshine Bali
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Stay Human Tour
Dustin Thomas, Victoria Canal
622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
Watch & Listen
Michael Franti And Spearhead
Michael Franti is a world-renowned musician, filmmaker, and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his energetic live shows, political activism, worldwide philanthropy efforts and authentic connection to his global fanbase known as the SOULROCKER FAM.
Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As a recording artist, Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Truly a man of the road, Dustin Thomas has shared the stage with the biggest names in conscious music including SOJA, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine for The People. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.
Confidence, Empowerment, and Empathy - keywords that encompass Victoria Canal’s mission to inspire young people to embrace being their authentic selves.
With her playful and passionate spirit, soulful vocals and genuine songwriting style, 19-year-old Victoria has easily cradled some of the biggest stages in the U.S. in her hand, including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Apollo. As an independent artist, Victoria has garnered millions of plays across streaming platforms on her debut EP Into The Pull, shared by the likes of Alessia Cara, Gabrielle Aplin, and Michael Franti & Spearhead, with whom she is currently opening for on their nationwide tour.
Born in Munich, Victoria grew up moving from country to country due to her parents' nomadic nature - her father from Spain, her mother from Georgia. Before she turned 18 she had already lived in 9 different countries, learned several languages, and discovered varying music and cultures from all around the world. It was her relationship with her grandmother, a piano teacher, that introduced Victoria to the world of performance, songwriting, and music theory. She started playing piano and singing when she was 6, and wrote her first song when she was 11.
At just 15 years old, Victoria convinced her parents that doing online school would be best so as to pursue her passion for music professionally. Taking the DIY approach, Victoria wrote her own music, booked her own shows, organized her own press, never waiting around for anybody to do it for her. She meanwhile sought to hone her craft, attending a conservatory in Barcelona in 2012, Berklee Valencia, Berklee in Boston, ultimately ending up at NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where she is to enter her sophomore year.
Being born with one arm as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome has informed Victoria's life and music as well. By having daily challenges to overcome as a human being and musician, she's held on to her humanity and made it her mission to help people understand that everyone is born differently. To embrace those differences is to know our greatest strengths.
Comfortable and real, she graces the stage as a poised, charming, and enjoyably awkward human being, unafraid of vulnerability and fiercely open to connecting with those around her. Often compared to Alicia Keys and Norah Jones, or called a female Allen Stone, Victoria Canal is just beginning - and will continue to spread light and messages of self-love as she figures out her journey like the rest of us.
“Sometimes simple things need rewarding, like getting out of bed in the morning. You are so brave to be awake, and your eyes are open.”
— VICTORIA CANAL
Tickets are $40 advance and $45 day of show.
This is a general admission, standing room only show. Any seating is general admission and available on a first come, first served basis.
Order tickets by phone at 877-987-6487.
There will be a $5 upcharge taken at the door for persons under 21.
**Show Presented in part by Capital City Beverage, Cathead Vodka, A2Z Printing & Find It In Fondren!
$1.00 of each ticket goes to Michael Franti's charity Do It For the Love