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Chris Chickering, Michael Franti & Musical Guests at Santa Fe Yoga Festival

Chris Chickering, Michael Franti & Musical Guests at Santa Fe Yoga Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 13, 2015, Santa Fe, NM.

Chris Chickering & the Now, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Musical Guests at Santa Fe Yoga Festival at the Santa Fe Yoga Festival on Saturday, August 8, 6:00 pm, at Ft. Marcy Park (490 Bishops Lodge Rd.)

Chris Chickering and The Now fuses uplifting lyrics with a rousing original folk-rock sound. Chickering’s mission is to effect real social change by inspiring people to live authentic, joy-filled lives.

Chris Chickering and The Now’s music and live performance break down barriers and help audiences recognize a common humanity. “No matter who you are or what you are up against, it’s never too late to manifest and live out your dreams,” says Chickering.

Michael Franti is an American rapper, musician, poet, and singer-songwriter. He is the creator and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues.

Franti, a San Francisco based singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist has diligently followed over the past two decades, proactively creating and supporting numerous environmental, humanitarian and social causes. It explains the evolution of sound on All People, colossal dance beats and dizzying electronic effects taking the fore, as well as a lyrical sincerity that has always had Franti singing about what moves him most.

Chris Chickering and The Now comprises Chickering on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Brian Hardgroove (of Public Enemy) on drums and as bandleader; Greg Barnhill (Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter) on rhythm guitar and background vocals; Jonas Nahoum on lead guitar; and Pablo Champion on bass.

Working in conjunction with multiple award-winning producers, engineers and musicians, Chickering has written over one hundred songs and completed five studio albums. Visit his website for a free download of seven original songs.

Chris Chickering and The Now opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead, $12/kids, $45/general admission, $62/front lawn, August 8, 6 p.m., Ft. Marcy Park, 490 Bishops Lodge Rd., www.ChrisChickering.com

The Santa Fe Yoga Festival (SFYF) offers four days of yoga instruction from August 6–9 with more than 108 classes and workshops in all kinds of yoga, dharma talks and film screenings, live music and DJ-hosted pool parties, outdoor recreational activities, and farm-to-table dinners. To see a complete conference schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.santafeyogafestival.org.


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