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Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley kick off Summer Concert Series in Ketchum

May 18, 2019

KETCHUM — The Sun Valley Center for the Arts will kick off its ever-popular Summer Concert Series on June 24, with an incredible co-bill show by two amazing musicians and their bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and doors open at at 6:15 p.m.

Ziggy Marley is an eight-time Grammy Award winner, Emmy Award winner, author and philanthropist. He is a reggae icon in his own right, but he is also part of reggae royalty — the eldest son of Bob and Rita Marley and the bandleader of his own Melody Makers.

Michael Franti is well loved by Sun Valley locals for his upbeat songs that feature funk, reggae, folk and, more than anything, a danceable vibe and energy that leaves audiences smiling. With worldwide hits “Say Hey” and “The Sound of Sunshine,” Franti focuses his music and work on spreading positivity and battling the cynicism in the world today.

“The Center’s summer concerts are one of the most fun ways that we gather as a community, and we can’t wait to have Michael Franti and Ziggy Marley here to start off the series in June,” said Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts at The Center. “Their brand of upbeat, feel-good, music will get the whole Wood River Valley up and celebrating summer together under the stars at River Run. And, we will be under the now-famous night sky of Sun Valley — each group will play a full set of music, with Ziggy Marley and his band of nine kicking off our show at 7 p.m. Michael Franti & Spearhead will likely come on around 8:30 or 9, and you can be sure that they’ll have the whole crowd up and jumping to the music. It’s going to be fantastic!”

Tickets are $55 for adults and $20 for children.

For more information about the 2019 Summer Concert Series or to purchase tickets, contact the Sun Valley Center for the Arts at 208-726-9491 or visit sunvalleycenter.org.