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Reggae comes to Stateline Friday

Michael Franti & Spearhead headline MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m.
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It’s a weekend filled with reggae on Tahoe’s South Shore. Apart from the 4th annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival on Saturday, Michael Franti & Spearhead headline MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 19.

Known for hits such as “The Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like),” the band released its newest album, “Soulrocker,” in June earlier this year.

“The new ‘Soulrocker’ album features songs that infuse acoustic, electronic, reggae, dancehall and natural earth elements, all with the message of people coming together to support each other and the planet,” according to Michael Franti’s website.

“Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change,” states the site.

In addition to being a musician, Franti is also a filmmaker and humanitarian.

“Giving back has always been at the heart of Franti’s mission; he has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people. Franti’s humanitarian, social justice and peace efforts continue to inspire his music,” according to his online biography.

Michael Franti & Spearhead play MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Friday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. The concert is a 21 and older show, and tickets are $30 plus tax and fees.

Tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

MontBleu is located at 55 US 50. For more information, visit http://www.montbleuresort.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action