Enjoying our last day in Europe before I come back and hit the road again this week! It’s been an awesome break and super good to have quality family time with @saraagahfranti and Baby Taj. This week we will be in Ann Arbor, Toledo, Grand Rapids, Madison and Pittsburgh. Also a gentle reminder that tickets for our Fall Stay Human Tour are on sale now and a lot the shows have already sold out, so don’t sleep on it! We wanna see y’all out there and rock with you!!! #soulrocker #Paris #stayhuman #stayhumantour #music
“Music Is Life, Not Math” a bit of street art I came across that made sense when I was lying sideways on this stone in Paris. Music is the sound of feelings. My friend @chipconley says that feelings are somewhat quantifiable in his enlightening book “Emotional Equations”, (Which you should read by the way) so I’m not sure this statement is 100% accurate...wait, I just used a percentage in this comment... Ok, I’m completely confused about how I feel about this statement now. What do you think? #soulrocker #stayhuman #paris #graffiti #streetart
We are digging on some family time in Paris (follow along on insta story) after having been on the road all summer! Mostly walking around the city everyday for miles and enjoying seeing the incredible public art and communal spaces this city has built for hundreds of years. If you’ve got any tips for Sara, Taj and I leave them in the comments. Otherwise, we’re happy to just keep getting our steps in! Yesterday we walked 10 miles. Sending love out to @mikeposner for the inspiration!!!#frantisineurope #paris #babytaj #saraagahfranti #soulrockers
We’ve had a great time in Holland, Belgium and England and now #FrantisInEurope are off to Paris for a few days! I wanna give a big shout out to everyone who came and sold out our two nights in London at the @thejazzcafe we had a blast and the energy in the room was incredible! We dug deep into our back catalog and played a bunch of early songs (Oh My God, People In The Middle, Stay Human, Hole In The Bucket, Red Beans And Rice, Yes I Will, Everyone Deserves Music) and even snuck in a version of Television The Drug Of The Nation from my Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy days! Thanks for a very memorable two days London, we love you!!! #london #stayhuman #stayhumantour #music #goobvibes #familyselfie @starboard.amsterdam @saraagahfranti
We are in Amsterdam, staying in the exact room that @johnlennonofficial and @yokoonoofficial had their “Bed In” at the @amsterdamhilton. John and Yoko stayed in the bed for one week singing, making art, and doing interviews to speak in support of peace and in opposition to the Vietnam War. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @saraagahfranti, Baby Taj, and I restaged the photo as a homage to the inspiring work John and Yoko did to move the hearts and minds of millions to believe in peace and in support of all those who are standing up, speaking out, marching, and voting for change and common sense laws that will help end the #GunViolence epidemic which results in the death of nearly 40,000 Americans each year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last November I spent the month traveling around America sitting down and listening to families from all walks of life who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence. Please watch the video for the song “The Flower” via link in bio (featuring @victoriacanal)which shares their stories. Visit @everytown and @momsdemand to learn how to take positive action and support candidates running for public office who are serious about creating policies that will result in lives saved. We CAN be the healing. Are you with us? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #johnandyoko #theflower #endgunviolence @julepicturepalace @sean_ono_lennon #banassaultgunviolence #gunviolence #antigunviolence #gunviolenceawareness #stopgunviolence #endgunvoilence #gunviolenceprevention #wecanendgunviolence #flowerinthegun #momsagainstgunviolence #studentsagainstgunviolence #nogunviolence #gunviolencesurvivors #wecanbethehealing #michaelfranti #soulrocker #stayhuman @relixmag @rollingstone @billboard
Stop for a moment and look at this high capacity magazine that the Dayton shooter used. This is legal to purchase in America. Someone can just go buy this and the weapon it’s used with, without any background check, walk into our children’s school, our festivals, our movie theaters, our nightclubs, our concerts, our malls, our churches, our synagogues, our homes or on our streets and wreak carnage on dozens, perhaps hundreds of people in a matter of seconds or minutes. There is no place for these weapons of war in a civil society and get this...there are 5 million military style weapons in America today. That’s more than the US military has. As long as they are out there they will be used by angry people (men) to kill people in fits of rage. Let’s get real, this is not a mental illness issue. Everyone gets angry at some point in their life and makes decisions they later regret, when 5 million weapons like this are in people’s closets eventually some pissed off person crosses over the line and uses them. Today, there are more guns in America (393 million) than people (326 million) in 2018 more than 20 million guns were sold. last year there were nearly 40,000 gun violence deaths in America. If 40,000 people had died of the measles all of us would be doing everything in our power to stop the epidemic. The NRA and the gun industry have convinced us that this is an issue of Left and Right and while we argue over it and watch an average of 109 people die by gun violence each day, they earn billions in profits. The reality is that gun violence is a national health crisis and all of us can help end it. 1. Universal background checks 2. Banning military weapons and high capacity magazines 3. Create and enforce Red Flag laws to take weapons out of the hands of domestic abusers and other know threatening people’s hands is an easy start. Teaching our young people that picking up a gun is not the way to solve problems is another way each of us can address this issue head on. ++ VOTE for people who are serious about making change!!! DON’T GIVE UP!!! WE ARE CLOSE TO TURNING THE TIDE! #endgunviolence @everytown @momsdemand #theflower #banassaultweaponsnow #SenateVOTENow
Are you ready to rock out with us to new tunes and remixed classic #MichaelFrantiandSpearhead jams? 🎸 🎶 🎙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join your fellow Soulrockers as we collectively spread optimism and positivity throughout the globe as the #StayHumanTour experience continues throughout the fall! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Newly announced fall Stay Human Tour dates (+ VIP Experience Upgrades) ON-SALE NOW via link in bio & at michaelfranti.com!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #SoulRockerFam #SoulRocker #MichaelFranti #positivity #peace #love #doitforthelove #bethechange #music #StayHumanTour #instagood
Arkansas this was only our third time in your state and we are incredibly grateful for y’all welcoming us with so much love!!! We had a blast today and look forward to doing it again sometime soon! Big ups to @commonkings @seranationmusic and the mighty @sublimewithrome for absolutely crushing it tonight! Love y’all!!! #stayhuman #summer #blessingstour #onelove #goodvibes
🚨TOUR EXTENDED🚨#stayhumantouralert Hey Soulrocker Fam!!! We’re super excited to announce that we’re extending the #StayHumanTour experience into the fall to bring more positivity and optimism into the world with Soulrockers in some of our favorite cities!!! Get ready to jam to our new music 🎸and rock out to classic Spearhead songs infused with new beats and Stay Human vibes. Soulrocker Fam PRE-SALE begins TOMORROW, 7/31 10am LOCAL TIME and tickets go ON-SALE Friday, 8/2 at 10am LOCAL TIME. We are stoked to keep the dancing, hugging, connecting and Soulrocker love going throughout the fall!! Which city will we see you? Tag a friend in a city near you! ✌🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9/13 | Sacramento, CA* 9/14 | Eureka, CA 9/19 | Baldwinsville, NY 9/20 | Hampton Beach, NH 9/21 | Greenwich, CT* 10/11 | Oakland, CA 10/14 | Monterey, CA 10/15 | Grass Valley, CA 10/17 | Grand Junction, CO 10/18 | Denver, CO 10/19 | Rapid City, SD 10/21 | Kansas City, MO 10/22 | Minneapolis, MN 10/23 | Des Moines, IA 10/24 | Chicago, IL 10/25 | Royal Oak, MI 10/26 | Louisville, KY 10/30 | Cincinnati, OH 10/31 | Cleveland, OH 11/1 | Philadelphia, PA 11/2 | New London, CT 11/4 | Boston, MA 11/6 | Huntington, NY 11/7 | Montclair, NJ 11/8 | Silver Spring, MD 11/9 | Rocky Mount, VA 11/22 | San Diego, CA* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #positivity #optimism #rockon #stayhumantour *Previously Announced
WATCH THIS INTERVIEW: Yesterday during our VIP Meet and Greet in Charleston, I was answering questions from the group when @Marley__mac_ spoke up and said that she had been selling hand made wish bracelets in order to raise money for @doitforthelove . DIFTL is a non profit started by @saraagahfranti and I to bring people with advanced stage of life threatening illness, children and adults with special needs and wounded veterans, to see any live concert by, any artist, in any city in the world. I was so moved by her confidence that I invited her to come sing with us! Check out my interview with her and her performance. Thank you Marley, you rock!!! #doitforthelove #stayhuman #amazingkid #charleston #kidsrock #inspiring #inspiringkids
“Bad shit happens, but good shit happens too”! My new song of optimism and gratitude for all that life teaches us. You rarely get one without the other. Sometimes you’ve gotta be patient, humble and observant to get the good shit, but if you let it happen it most certainly will find you! #stayhuman #stayhumantour #goodshithappens
Wilmington Rocks!!!! #stayhuman #stayhumantour #soulrockerfam #soulrocker #wilmington #northcarolina #powertothepeaceful #livemusic #earthlings
Favorite part of being on tour: meeting #Soulrockers every day! #goodshithappens #stayhuman #stayhumantour #festival #goodvibes What’s your favorite part of going to a concert/festival?
Clearly, I was in deep deep meditation when this guy snuck up behind me and scared the bejeezus out of me to remind me it was time to go onstage. Thank god or I would have mantra’d through the whole show offstage while the band played on. Pre-show fun with our drummer Manas Itene @carlyoungmusic1 and @jbowman72 at the #DoGoodFest @national_life_group. Manas and I have been playing together for 19 years, Jay and I for 14 years and Carl and I for 25 years!!! We love it more than ever!!! Thanks for being at the show last night y’all. Sold out!!! 10K Vermonters strong!!! All for a great cause! — Comment what concerts (any band) you’re excited to see! #vermont #stayhumantour #stayhuman #festival #summer #music #backstage #meditation #somethinggood
Father and son trip has come to a close we are squinting because we don’t wanna see it come to an end, but alas we are hopping back in a plane and going back hone for a night and then I fly to Montpelier, Vermont as we hit leg two of our summer #stayhumantour at the #dogoodfestival @national_life_group on Saturday night! This Sunday we will be at @levitatemusicfestival in Marshfield, Mass. I cant wait to rock it!!! Big shout out to the @hrhrivieramaya for an incredible week of fun, relaxation, recording music and absorbing history. @adefrantirye it’s been amazing to talk and chill and create with you. I love you so much!!! #vacation #beach #stayhuman #soulrocker #cancun #hardrockhotel #summer #mexico #dogoodfest
Happy 10 month birthday to little baby Taj (who ain’t so little anymore!) I can hardly believe it. He’s pulling himself up to stand on his own and is beginning to find his balance for a few moments at a time, he feeds himself with his own two hands and cleans his own room without being asked and does all his homework every night (I made up those last two as positive reinforcement for when he becomes a teenager!) I love you so much! You have the greatest mama ever @saraagahfranti #babytaj #DJTaj #soulrocker #baby #swimming #cutie
@adefrantirye and I spent the afternoon hiking the Mayan ruins of #EkBalam which means the Star of the Jaguar in Mayan language. It was hot AF and we made it to the top but it was so hot up there we took two minutes to catch our breath and make our way back down the steep slopes stairs. #mexico #mayan #vacation #fatherandson check my instastory for more on this day’s adventure!
On a boys trip with my middle son @adefrantirye down in Cancun/Tulum, Mexico a week off from the #stayhumantour for a few days of talking/playing/swimming/talking/eating/talking. Today we visited the Mayan ruins near Tulum and swam in the #Cenote Caves at #casatortuga. History and fun at the same time. Just the way we like to roll!!! We’ve met so many nice people here, Mexicans, as well as American citizens (who are visiting this beautiful country like we are). It saddens me and pisses me off that America has become so hurtful towards people coming from south of our border seeking a better way of life or even just visiting, while travelers from the US continue to flock here and set up homes and businesses here. I believe that the experience of people crossing borders can lead to greater understanding of each other, less fear and more openness to share the bounty of our planet, our cultures and people. Let’s bring about a brighter future for families and be supportive of one another’s individual and collective struggles. Our countries are neighbors and when we reach out we all benefit. #stayhuman #onelove #onepeople #mexico #closethecamps #endfamilyseparation #soulrocker @hardrockhotels #stayhuman #onelove #onepeople
Tonight we wrapped up the first leg of our #StayHuman summer tour 2019 and we could not have had a more beautiful night than the one we had here in Jacksonville, OR. Thank you all for being here and making it so special! Our 13th time at @brittfestival !!! In the pictures following I got a massive cramp in my hamstring right before I walked on stage tonight that I tried to stretch out and never quite got there so I was hobbling a little bit, but the bass got me through it. Thanks @haleyjohnsenmus for opening up the show with a great set tonight! We have a week off now before we start up again on the east coast at the #DoGoodFestival in Montpelier VT on July 13th. Big shout out to all the #Soulrockers we saw along the way on the first leg of the tour and big up @ziggymarley for sharing the stage with us for the majority of it!!!! #stayhumantour #stayhuman #summer #tour @brittfestival
So this is how I dressed tonight for my post-show exercise/walk/head clearing session. Like it was November in late June in Eugene. Temperature wasn’t all that low, but 49 degrees Fahrenheit after a soaking rain, is that kind of chill ya through your bones inside out kinda cold. Thankfully the show itself was 🔥!!! You’ll see in the pics and videos that follow. Eugene your energy tonight was so powerfully beautiful! I’m looking forward to tomorrow in Bend OR, where we are having our next #PartyInThePark starting at 2:30 dancing with @djchellybean and 3:30-4:30 yoga taught by @heathergraytenbroek . 4:30 Me and some of my band mates playing acoustic for a few tunes followed by a bike parade to the venue! So if you’re in Bend come on out and join all the other #Soulrockers It’s going to be a glorious day!!! #stayhuman #stayhumantour #music @thecuthbert
Favorite part of touring in the summer is the people we meet along the way. Every night we get to see people who’ve been coming to shows for years and some who are there for the first time at one of our concerts or. Perhaps at their first show ever. At Sun Valley it was amazing to see so many families and tons of people who were there for the first time! That mountain is so beautiful and the perfect place to spend a summer night with a crowd that put out as much energy as we could give from the stage. Thank you all for being there, it’s been a few years since our last show there. I hope we can do it again sometime very soon!!! @sunvalleycenter @sunvalley #stayhuman #stayhumantour #soulrockers #summer #lights Tonjght we are in Eugene at the @thecuthbert looking forward to seeing y’all there!
Ever wonder what I do to warm up for a show? This night it was a bit of pre show yoga fun with Emma LaFolette @acircuskid right before I walked on stage @edgefieldconcerts Follow her for all kinds of crazy contortionist, handbalancing, circus kid moves. @mcmenamins #troutdale @edgefieldconcerts #yoga #headstand #handstand #yogilife #stayhumantour #stayhuman comment what you’re doing to get ready for this week!
Hey #SoulrockerFam ever wonder what mornings are like with #TheFrantis on tour? Well here we are dancing in the kitchen, getting ready for the #PartyInThePark at @chateaustemichelle winery today! 2-4pm DJ Julie Herrera @jherrera949 and Yoga with @karlatafra (btw Karla will be leading the “Complete Wellness Journey” yoga retreat at @soulshinebali October 12-19th go to www.soulshinebali.com for info) and a bit of acoustic music by me and the guys! Bring some food to share and let’s enjoy summer together #BabyTaj is ready to rock it!!! #stayhuman #soulrockers
"I know, one thing, that I love you!” ―and we love you too! Looking forward to seeing y’all this week as we take the #StayHumanTour vibes to another level with my brother @ziggymarley followed by a visit to see our @mountainjam family on Sunday at the home of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6/11 - Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA 6/12 - Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA 6/14 - Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ 6/15 - Mandalay Bay Beach, Las Vegas, NV 6/16 - Mountain Jam, Bethel, NY ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #stayhuman #ziggymarley #BackToTheJam #mountainjam #soulrockerfam #soulrocker #BabyTaj #family
THANK YOU SOULROCKERS for bringing your epic energy to Friday night's SOLD OUT @redrocksco #StayHumanTour experience!!! Rockin’ new songs and classic Spearhead jams with our friends & family under the Colorado stars is always a peak experience for me, and this year’s show was my favorite time being there. Thank you all who wore orange in support of Gun Violence Awareness Day and big love to all the Soulrockers who traveled from around the country and world to be there this weekend! I can’t wait for more #StayHuman experiences with you! It’s going to be an amazing summer! Shout out to our friends @everytown @snarkypuppy @victoriacanal (#TheFlower) and @naviomusic guest appearing on stage. Our full set from last night's show is available to rock out to from anywhere in the world! Check it in our bio! Also big thanks to @momsdemand action. . . 📷 @dv_in_sf . . #StayHumanTour #stayhuman2 #yellfire #redrocks #denver #colorado #newmusic #love #optimism #wearorange #letslightitup #michaelfranti #soulrocker #soulrockerfam
We want to say thank you to the 10K+ people who came out to the Party In The Park tonight for yoga, @stayhumanfilm screening & our acoustic Jam! The screen behind us says “Make Red Rocks Orange” a reminder that June 7th is a day when people across the country will be wearing orange for #nationalgunviolenceawarenessday, a non-partisan day of recognizing families who’ve lost loved ones and our commitment by all of us to honor them by working to end gun violence. So if you’re coming to out @redrocksco remember to #wearorange! #stayhuman #stayhumantour @saraagahfranti @stayhumanfilm #FrantiPartyinthePark 📷 @dv_in_sf
Yoga in Civic Center Park to kick things off in Denver @lifetime.life #FrantiPartyinthePark #StayHumanTour 📷 @dv_in_sf
We had a great night in Aspen joined by one of the most famous artists in Uganda, the great @naviomusic at @bellyupaspen ! Navio and I met when our band toured in Uganda in March with The Global Livingston Institute @globallivingston We performed together with other USA and Ugandan artists at free concerts that provided health services for anyone who wanted them. Thousands of people were tested for HIV, cervical cancer, kidney disease, etc. Navio and I wrote a song together with the production help of Rwanda’s top music producer @ishimweclement and he’ll be joining us at Red Rocks and Dillon Amphitheatre this Friday and Saturday. Today we officially kick off our STAY HUMAN SUNMER TOUR 2019 with our Party In The Park In Civic Center Denver. It’s FREE, Starts at 5pm with food trucks and @mikey.thunder 5:30 yoga 7:30-9:00 @stayhumanfilm screening, 9pm acoustic jam!!! Friday night at @redrocks and Saturday at the newly renovated @dilloncolorado . #partyinthepark #stayhuman #stayhumantour #colorado #denver comment if you’re coming to any of these!
Hey Soulrocker Fam! We’ve only been on the road for three days and it’s been awesome to reconnect with so many familiar faces and see people who’ve never been to our shows! A Soulrocker is someone who lives from the heart, with compassion for all, and possesses a tenacious enthusiasm for music, people and the planet and we are blessed to have so many people who embody that spirit at all our shows!!! We have an epic week coming up and Soulrockers from around the globe are flying in to be here. Can’t wait to see more of your smiling faces! Here’s what we’ve got in Colorado this week!!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ June 4- Belly Up, Aspen June 6- Party in the Park, Denver June 7- Yoga Jam at Red Rocks June 7- Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 8- Born Botanical Action Day June 8- Dillon Amphitheater ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #StayHumanTour #Colorado #Denver #RedRocks #Aspen #SoulrockerFam #FrantiPartyinthePark #Soulrocker
I don’t know about y’all, but my ❤️ is still thumping with good vibes from this weekend’s @bottlerocknapa show. It couldn’t have been better timing when the sun came out just as we hit the stage. Thank you rain — we needed you to keep back the forest fires but it sure is sweet to play in the rainbow aftermath! ...So, that leaves me to #begthequestion.. ✨🌤 What was your favorite part of the weekend?? It's always an epic experience to see 20K smiling faces jumping!!! The vibes continue as we roll into the #StayHumanTour this Thursday in Seattle, WA for a benefit acoustic show for @RainnWilson and @themonafoundation, then Friday in Avila Beach, CA and Saturday in @harrahsreno in Reno, NV ✨#bottleroock #bottlerock #napa #bringoutthesun #soundofsunshine. . 📸: Go check out this kick ass photo by fan @burlapsack67 - thanks for capturing this moment! #StayHuman
#Bottlerock music and wine festival!!! I’m ready! (You know what my favorite wine is!) #bottlerock2019 @bottlerocknapa #napa #festival #stayhuman #myfavoritewineistequila #tiedye
After a long week of studio, rehearsal, video production, playing a few shows and trying to stay on my toes for Baby Taj, I can get pretty frizzled. Sara @saraagahfranti and I don’t always have time to take a full day off when we are getting ready to go out on tour, but we do get to take moments like these. Time to for a deep breath, downloading the challenges of the day, followed by some laughs or an “i hear ya, my day kinda had it’s sucky moments too” and some subtle shifts that help when shit really needs to hit the reset button. It definitely ain’t always perfect and in weeks like these it isn’t always enough, but I do appreciate the preciousness of every second we share together. Even though we have our rough patches, reconnecting is always sweet and worth it. Sara always calls me on my bullshit, helps me when I’m really down, lifts me up with her smile and constantly keeps me appreciating the special moments in life. What’s something that causes you to reflect?” #Mindful #love #pauseandreflect #stayhuman #thebestversionofme @soulshinebali
This weekend at the Cherokee Creek Music Festival was a small taste of Texas in a big way. We played for a brand new audience and by the end of the evening, we were all riding the same high vibe wave. The love was contagious and the spirit of connection filled the festival, with a breathtaking Texas night sky as the backdrop. The people, music and the power of nature definitely feed my soul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #StayHuman #StayHumanTour #amomentintime #ThankYouTexas #texascountry #texashillcountrylife #musicfestivals #musicfam #musicfamily
Hey y’all!!! We’re kicking off this summer's #StayHumanTour in a big way and hosting our first ever STAY HUMAN PARTY IN THE PARK on June 6th (the night before our @RedRocksco show!)at Civic Center Park in Denver, CO from 5pm – 9pm. A FREE family style event featuring a screening of my film @stayhumanfilm, yoga, acoustic music, activism, kids stuff, good vibes and food available from the finest food trucks in Denver. Soulrockers from around the world will be meeting up there before our shows at Red Rocks 6/7 and Dillon 6/8. It’s gonna be an epic #FrantiWeekend in Colorado!!! —As I said, it’s free but we would love for you to RSVP VIA LINK IN BIO to let us know you're coming and so we can keep you posted on all the happenings as they are announced. We will be sharing the full schedule, more info on our Activism Row and other on-site events soon! #FrantiPartyinthePark #SoulrockerFam #Colorado #Denver #RedRocks #freevent #kidfriendly #music #StayHumanFilm #activism #yoga
Close to heaven. At the end of a long day’s travel 4amEST in NYC to get home to San Francisco for Mother’s Day. I love you @saraagahfranti you’re such an amazing mom. Thanks for making with Baby Taj. #mothersday #stayhuman #love #babyanddaddy
Today I celebrate the first Mother’s Day for @saraagahfranti since Taj was born (we celebrated last year when Taj was still inside her as well). Sara, I’ve seen you go through the highs and lows of being a mother, trying to get him to latch when his tiny mouth was too small and we were worried he’d never get it, to finally seeing him become a pro at it who seemingly never wants to get off it:) The nights with little or no sleep, to all three of us having dreamy naps together. Laughing hysterically as baby Taj has learned to feed himself whole food with his two hands which he somehow manages to get on the back of his head. You’ve managed to research on line so many blogs of information about every item we could possibly need to troubleshooting every challenge that arises as a parent and now you’re writing your own and adding to the great lexicon of Motherly Wisdom. I’ve seen you when you thought you couldn’t do it, but did and I’ve seen you already go way beyond the strength I possess to show up for Taj over and over, through every bath, rash, upset tummy, burp, fart, poop, cry, smile and laugh - you seem to know what they all mean and when you tell me I always think “wow, that makes sense to me!” It’s been a blessing to see how your mother has been there to share her love and experience with Taj and you and how gracefully she’s backed off when you chose to do things differently than her. The two of you are amazing and I couldn’t be more fortunate to have both of you when @behjatagah travels to come spend time with us. I always knew you’d be a great mom who could endure any challenge but watching you in action each day struggling with them and solving them with love in your heart has been one of the greatest joys of my life. Baby Taj and I are both grateful for all you are and all you do for our family. Happy Mother’s Day Sara!!! #mothersday #stayhuman #newmom #mom
RETREAT REGISTRATION IS LIVE NOW!: our Michael and Sara Franti’s Soulrocker Music and Yoga retreat Nov. 23rd-30th has just begun registration at www.soulshinebali.com. A Soul filled week in Bali of live music by me, yoga with @yoginiontheloose Gina Caputo, incredible food, sunshine, water, and hitting the reset button with Soulrockers from around the world who become friends for life. This retreat will sell out quickly, space is limited. #stayhuman #soulrocker #yoga #yogi #yogaretreat #soulshinebali #bali #ubud #music #sarafranti @saraagahfranti
SOULROCKER RETREAT ANNOUNCEMENT: @saraagahfranti and I are excited to let y’all know about our next Soulrocker Music and Yoga retreat, Nov. 23-30th, 2019 at our hotel @Soulshinebali in Ubud, Bali. These retreats are a super fun and transformative life experience, with all levels yoga, live acoustic music by me, incredible food, lots of adventuring through Bali and impromptu dancing by the pool at night! Yoga will be taught by the ever soulful and energetic Gina Caputo @yoginiontheloose in our panoramic view rooftop studio and no previous yoga experience is required. Gina’s teaching style is perfect for people who’ve been on the mat for decades or for the very first time. Sara and I lead the morning Soul circle discussions and then after morning yoga and breakfast we all jump in the pool! People who come on our retreats become life long friends and part of the Soulrocker family of people around the world who love music, people and the planet as much as Sara and I do. I’ll be posting more about the retreat and Soulshine Bali Hotel over the next couple of days. Reserve your spot Saturday morning at www.soulshinebali.com. These retreats sell out super fast and space is limited. #stayhuman #soulrockers #soulshinebali #yoga #yogaretreat #yogi #bali #ubud #shinebright
In celebration of Mother’s Day this upcoming week, we wanted to make sure to reach out to all mothers - including those who have lost. This past December, I traveled around the country meeting dozens of bereaved mothers who had lost children to gun violence. Many of them told me that Mother’s Day and the day their children were killed are still days that are filled with pain and sadness. I want to honor those mothers today and let them know they are not alone in their efforts to make sure that gun violence doesn’t affect more mothers in the way that it has them. I hope #TheFlower video continues to bring you love and healing. #bereavedmothersday #wecabethehealing #love #mothersday #TheFlower
#HugYourNeighbor or… hug me! Come join me for a #StayHuman VIP Experience at headline shows throughout this summer’s tour. This is my favorite part of any tour, getting to meet and greet with Soulrockers on a personal level before the show.✌🏽The VIP Upgrade is available NOW for #soulrockerfam members at soulrockerfam.com or via link in bio and available to everyone this Friday! *Please note, this is an upgrade and you’ll need a ticket to the show as well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE VIP EXPERIENCE TICKET INCLUDES: Q&A with Musician, Filmmaker, Philanthropist, Hotel Owner, and Activist, Michael Franti + An Intimate Acoustic Performance with Michael Franti & Friends + Your Own Meet & Greet Photo + Pre-Signed Exclusive VIP Item + VIP Stay Human Wristband ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #MichaelFranti #VIP #StayHuman #SoulRocker #MeetandGreet #Music #SummerTour #stayhumantour
Last night I performed at the 30th Annual Goldman Environmental Prize award ceremony. 🌍 Each year the Goldman family honors grassroots environmental activists from each of the 6 inhabited continents. @algore gave a rousing talk about the fight for our climate, and I got to spend a few minutes with him before the event asking him about the Democratic candidates for President. He has yet to choose one to get behind but he said he was impressed with how @pete.buttigieg seems to have taken most of the conversation. I asked him if he’d consider running again and he said, “yes” he’s considered it many times, but as a “recovering politician”(his words) he feels he may be more effective in the role he’s in now as and activist. We also had the pleasure of having @acousteau emcee the event. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ The big thrill of the night for me was to perform #TheFlower with the Oakland School of The Arts choir, @osavocalrush An inspiring group of young people who had worked hard to put together a beautiful arrangement of the song about bullying, gun violence and tenacity. We followed that with a rocking version of #SayHeyILoveYou. An inspiring night indeed!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ #ChangeMakers #Environment #EnvironmentalLeadership #Community #Love #GoldmanPrize30 #LetsDoThis #MichaelFranti #BeTheChange @goldmanprize
When my wife Sara @saraagahfranti grabs the camera. We’ve has an amazing time @artwithmetulum and staying at @ahautulum It’s been a blessing just to have a few beach daysbefore our summer tour begins, hanging with good peeps and meeting new ones. Being without Taj for the first time together for three days while Sara’s mom and dad love on him has had us hanging on every photo and video from home. We depart today, back to SF (can’t wait to see baby Taj!) and then on to Hawaii we play May 2nd at the Maui arts and Cultural Center In Kahului and on May 3rd at The Republik in Honolulu!!! See y’all there! #stayhuman #artwithme #beach #tulum #ahautulum #soulrocker #soul
Baby Taj, this #Earthday is for you and all the other babies who deserve a healthy planet. We spent yesterday planting trees and today rehearsing music to inspire!!! Tomorrow we make Earth Day every day! #stayhuman #baby #everydayisearthday 🌏
Birthday #Earthday tree is in the ground! Thanks for all the happy Be-Day wishes. I love all of y’all!!! #stayhuman #birthday #easter #palm
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While driving across Uganda we stopped at a roadside market and a group of kids came out to see who the strangers were. They’d never touched tattoos before and were fascinated and kept trying to see if they would rub off. So many kids tried that I swear they almost actually did! #tattoo #uganda #musicianslife #stayhuman #tattoos
COLORADO SCHOOLS CANCELLED DUE TO SHOOTER THREAT: I’ve known 12 year old Riley Stein since he was a baby and it breaks my heart to see the note he wrote to his mom, my dear friend @underprescher1111 this morning to let her know that his school and hundreds of others were cancelled this morning due to a potential shooter threat. An alert to authorities said 18 year old Sol Pais is “infatuated” with the Columbine school shooting, and she came to Colorado to buy weapons. Authorities confirmed she flew there from Miami and did buy a pump-action shotgun and ammunition here this week. She is considered armed and dangerous and she was last seen in Jefferson County. I also received a message this morning from High School student @izzyy.henry expressing her emotions about Colorado schools being shut down. I’m sure your heart is as broken by this as mine is, we need to make change this note shouldn’t be the norm. #FlowerintheGun #wecanbethehealing @momsdemand @everytown #stoptheviolence #colorado please share this note and let others know the change we need.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARA!!! Can you believe it’s been almost 11 years since we first met? Last year at this time we were anticipating the arrival of baby Taj and could not possibly imagine the changes that he would bring us. It’s been an amazing journey with you together. Your creativity, smile, fire, courage, intelligence and wit inspire me and keep me laughing and on my toes every day! We go through our challenges as individuals, as a couple and family, but we always get through it. You help get me to my growing edge every day and i love to support you when you’re at yours. My favorite part of this past year has been watching you become a mother, I’ve seen you triumph over so many struggles and always keep, baby Taj, feeling safe, cherished, loved (and milked up)! Our family motto inside of our wedding rings is “Be Your Best. Serve The Greater Good. Rock Out Wherever You Are!” —My days with you are really like that and I am so grateful to be married to you and be a family together. Life is better with you!!!if you’re reading this and don’t follow @saraagahfranti already, go follow her, she’ll keep you laughing and inspired like she does me! #stayhuman #happybirthday #soulrocker #babytaj photos: @renaesaxby and @chelseaklette