Performers We Love: Michael Franti

After producing events all week, it makes perfect sense that we’re inclined to attend one. This past weekend, members of Team NYX went to the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour that featured Train with Michael Franti and Spearhead at Jiffy Lube Live.

While we thoroughly enjoyed the concert from start to finish, Michael Franti’s performance quickly became our personal favorite. His stage presence, unique talent and musical prowess created a sort of love-at-first-song connection among our team that we haven’t been able to shake.

Stage Presence 2.0: Make a Visit
The staff at NYX Entertainment & Events love both producing events and attending them. After being in the business of crafting the ultimate entertainment experience for more than 30 years, we’ve practically seen it all. And, given our natural inclination to be hyper-critical of any performance, we have nothing but rave reviews for the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour, specifically Michael Franti’s act.

Michael Franti gave us one of the greatest entertainment experiences of the summer. He commanded the crowd for the duration of his set, sans the help of creative lighting and multi-media effects. Michael took initiative to walk through the crowd and visit his audience. Rather than relying on technology as a crutch to get his audience’s attention, Michael commanded the crowd by making a meaningful connection with them, something that only the best of performers can accomplish.

Positive Performance
Our current musical climate is littered with content that, more often than not, speaks to nonsensical violence, lewd behavior and overall negativity. Michael Franti happens to be one of the few artists that don’t participate in the widespread negativity that plagues the performing industry. Rather, he focuses on peace and positivity, something that we appreciate, not only as audience members, but also as professionals.

Spread the Word
With an unbeatable stage presence, sounds reminiscent of the great Bob Marley, and messages that have the power to elevate practically any mood, Michael Franti’s music is this week’s obsession. In the words of Franti himself, “everyone deserves music.” And, if you’ve never listened to one of his songs, the team at NYX Entertainment & Events urges you to do so immediately, with the highest of hopes that you’ll love him as much as we do. Not sure where to start? Try one of our favorites… “The Sound of Sunshine”.

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