Rams Head Presents
Michael Franti & Spearhead: STAY HUMAN TOUR at Sunset Green Event Lawn
Dustin Thomas, Victoria Canal
3820 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL, 33040
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
Michael Franti is a musician, humanitarian, and filmmaker 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 hi-energy live shows, inspiring music, and worldwide philanthropy efforts. Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission. He has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people. In 2013 Michael and his wife Sara founded Do It For The Love Foundation to grant live concert music wishes to people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans throughout North America. Franti believes that in granting live concert music wishes, he is helping those in need to feel supported, loved, happy and hopeful. Franti is a respected yoga practitioner and is the owner and co-founder of Soulshine Bali, a yoga and wellness retreat oasis in Indonesia. Franti is passionate about promoting a holistic and globally conscious lifestyle and organizes pre-concert yoga meetups in communities along his tours. In creating their ninth studio album SOULROCKER, Michael Franti & Spearhead introduced a new sensibility to their potent hybrid of hip-hop, rock, folk, and reggae: a gracefully arranged take on electronic music that more than fulfills the band’s mission of making impassioned music you can dance to. Along with harnessing the Bay Area-based band’s dynamic energy for a more powerful impact than ever before, SOULROCKER again showed Franti’s singular ability to channel frustration into music that’s both thought-provoking and triumphantly hopeful. Once an outlier in his message of positivity-minded political consciousness, Franti has found that message gaining momentum in the mainstream in recent years, a phenomenon that compelled him to push his artistry even further, stating “I feel a deeper sense of purpose in music today than I ever have in my career. My goal is to make the most inspiring music I possibly can for this intense, crazy and wonderful time we’re all living in.”
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.
Dustin is currently recording music in the states and touring both globally and nationally. To support his upcoming album and touring efforts, click the donate button below.
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.