Mixing Music and Yoga at Michael Franti & Spearhead's "Soulshine" Summer 2014 Tour | Sunday, June 22 at San Diego's Open Air Theatre

June 9, 2014

Coming up on Sunday, June 22, Michael Franti & Spearhead bring the first-ever music and yoga lifestyle tour, Soulshine, to the San Diego's Open Air Theatre. Soulshine features Michael Franti & Spearhead alongside special guest artists SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall, Sonna Rele and acclaimed yoga teachers such as Ryan Leier, Baron Baptiste, and Seane Corn. Bridging daytime and evening experiences including live music, yoga, sustainable living activities and DJ performances, Soulshine is one of the most anticipated all-ages summer tours! A bona fide family affair set at an affordable ticket price, Soulshine embodies the spirit of these performing artists' love of music, dance, yoga, the environment, and bringing the community together for a full-blown dance party!

With more than 15 million Americans practicing yoga, the Soulshine tour promotes healthy living with on-premise pop-up "yoga villages" providing 1,000 - 2,500 mats to concert-goers (number of mats differs for each venue; minimal additional fee is required for participation); "yoga villages" turn into an evening DJ tent, art gallery and local musicians platform during the main stage performances. Soulshine incorporates yoga networks from around the nation by inviting the founders, teachers and students of renowned studios to participate in the "yoga villages" in their respective cities. Italian-rooted and Napa Valley-based winery and restaurant, Ca'Momi, sponsors the tour as they share in the philosophy of sustainability and mindful presence in both business and personal relationships.

Afternoons on the Soulshine tour begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends, led by some of today's most inspiring North American teachers. Each yoga session is designed for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes and features various artists participating side-by-side with fans. Afternoon activities then give way to four full music sets by the singular headlining acts.

Michael Franti has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, and has graced the covers of numerous lifestyle publications including Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra and Yoga. Over the course of his acclaimed career, Michael Franti & Spearhead has earned a reputation as one of the most electrifying live acts in the business. Franti has sold more than 2.5 million singles of his hit song "Say Hey (I Love You)", and this summer, he's touring in support of his latest album, All People.

Tickets to the Soulshine concert start at $40.50 (not including taxes and fees) and can be purchased online. Yoga takes place from 3:30-5:30pm and the concert starts at 6pm. For more information, visit Soulshine.com.