When you think of music for summer does Michael Franti pop in your head? He should because his music is perfect for summer and what better way to celebrate summer than with Michael Franti at Red Rocks? How about for free? Listen all day Tuesday for your chance to get tickets to see Franti at Red Rocks June 8th!

Michael Franti 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.

Michael Franti was born in Oakland, California to an Irish-German-French mother and an African-American and Native American father. However, his mother made an adoption plan for him because she was afraid her family would not accept him. He was adopted by Carole Wisti and Charles Franti, a Finnish-American couple in Oakland.

Before Spearhead Franti started his music career in '86 with the 'Beatnigs'. Then he joined the 'Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy' and finally starting Michael Franti and Spearhead in '94