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Michael Franti to play reggae concert in Avila Beach

Reggae rockers Michael Franti and Spearhead will perform Aug. 25 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.
Reggae rockers Michael Franti and Spearhead will perform Aug. 25 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.

Reggae rockers Michael Franti and Spearhead will return to the Central Coast this summer.

The Bay Area-based band will perform Aug. 25 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort as part of the Soulrocker tour. Singer-songwriter Zella Day will open the all-ages outdoor show.

Franti, whose sound blends hip-hop, rock, folk and reggae, scored his biggest hit to date in 2008 with “Say Hey (I Love You).”

A frequent visitor to the Central Coast, Franti played Vina Robles Amphitheatre in 2013 and the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo in 2014. He’s also performed at the Pozo Saloon east of Santa Margarita.

Franti and Spearhead are touring to promote their ninth studio album, “Soulrocker,” which was released June 3 with Fantasy Records.

Tickets for Franti’s Aug. 25 concert cost $30 to $80 and can be purchased via www.michaelfranti.com, www.ticketfly.com or Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo. For information, visit www.otterproductionsinc.com.

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