Michael Franti To Headline The KINK Acoustic Christmas Show

Alpha Media Portland, OR announced that Michael Franti will headline the KINK Acoustic Christmas Show Friday, December 11, 2015 at Theater of the Clouds. Tickets start at $25.00 for upper section seating and $32.00 for lower level and floor seats. Tickets are on sale now at RoseQuarter.com, the Rose Quarter box office and Ticketmaster locations. KINK Acoustic Christmas is presented by Albertsons-Safeway and a portion of proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming Scott Mahalick commented, “We are thrilled to be bringing a great acoustic show to Theater of the Clouds for what is sure to be a unique acoustic show that you can’t get anywhere else.”

“It’s such a unique experience we can provide our listeners in a rare acoustic performance which makes this so special! Plus the caliber of talent that Michael Franti and Matt Nathanson bring every time they step foot on stage, KINK’s Acoustic Christmas will be very memorable,” says Jared Aman Afternoon Host/MD on KINK.

Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and social justice advocate who has been a key force in popular music throughout his storied career. The diversity of the Oakland, CA native’s sound can be attributed to his wide range of influences that include John Lennon, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Marvin Gaye and The Clash. Along with his band, Spearhead, Franti seeks to break down barriers in music between performer and audience, in order to create an intimate, meaningful experience.

Matt Nathanson – “I’m heading out on a super intimate, acoustic North American club tour this fall. After the last few summers of playing big places (which has ruled, btw), and bashing it out with electric guitars, I’ve been missing just playing acoustic guitar and telling stories. So, I’m leaving the rhythm section at home and Aaron [Tap] and I are gonna bust out for the month of October, troubadour-style.”

Civil Twilight The foursome (Steven, his brother and guitarist Andrew, drummer Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey on keys and guitar) are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day. Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses.