Power To The Peaceful 2009, September 12 & 13
Free Concert In Golden Gate Park Includes Performances By Michael Franti And Spearhead
Alanis Morissette, Sly & Robbie, Cherine Anderson, Vieux Farka Toure And More
On Saturday, September 12, Michael Franti, along with Guerrilla Management present the 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival at Speedway Meadows in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Beginning in 1998, this diverse music, arts and yoga festival has become a San Francisco tradition dedicated to educating attendees on issues of social justice, non-violence, cultural co-existence and environmental sustainability. With over 70,000 attendees, PTTP has grown from a local community based event to one of the nation's largest free music festivals in the U.S. The festival features a variety of international musicians, visual artists, renowned keynote speakers and over 200 exhibitors and green vendors.
The weekend-long festival begins on Saturday, September 12, with confirmed main stage performances by: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Alanis Morissette, Sly & Robbie, Cherine Anderson, Vieux Farka Toure, Sellassie and Truth Universal. Renowned DJ's that include: Miguel Miggs, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, DJ Heyman and DJ Adnan will also be on site. In addition to musical artists, the festival will kick off with 1000 Yogis for Peace - a morning yoga practice sponsored by Yoga Tree SF with teacher Seane Corn. Keynote speaker, Namkha Rinpoche from Tibet, will also address the crowd regarding global peace. Closing the day will be the official afterparty at The Fillmore in San Francisco with Michael Franti presenting The Rocking Heads – a night of Talking Heads songs performed by the artists participating at the festival.
On Sunday, September 13 at the War Memorial Opera House, and Herbst Theater there will be morning Yoga & Brazilian Arts Workshop with beginning level Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance class and Yoga with Seane Corne and Les Leventhal. In the afternoon, PTTP and international humanitarian organization CARE present the 2009 Global Action Forum and Celebration.
Saturday's festival is a family-friendly event with a kid's zone with conscious carnival games, flag making, face painting, marionettes, stilt walkers, and a chill tent for napping and feeding. The Kids Zone Stage will feature performances by: PopLyfe, Jaden, Peace Outs, Gabby La La, and the Bay Area Girls.
11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Music and Arts Festival Schedule:
Saturday, September 12
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
9am: Call for 1000 Yogis w/Seane Corn
11am - 5pm: Main Stage: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Alanis Morissette, Sly & Robbie, Cherine Anderson, Vieux Farka Toure, Sellassie, Truth Universal and more
Admission is FREE ($5/donation requested - no one turned away)
Power to the Peaceful After Party
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary @ Fillmore, San Francisco
Michael Franti Presents The Rocking Heads - a night of Talking Heads songs performed by PTTP all star band
Tickets are $37.50 / 8pm Doors
Sunday, September 13
Yoga at Green Ballroom (across the hall from Herbst Theater)
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, 94102
10am - 5pm: Yoga & Brazilian Dance Workshops
Featuring: Seane Corn, Les Leventhal, Rosangela Silvestre, Mestre Papiba Godinho
Yoga: $40/individual; $75/both
Brazilian Arts: $20/individual; $35/both
3 Class Card: $80
4 Class Card: $90
Tickets available now at yogatreesf.com
Global Action Forum and Celebration at Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 94102
2pm–9pm Global Forum and Celebration
Power the Peaceful and CARE present the 2009
Global Action Forum and Celebration: Empowering People to Create Solutions to Poverty
2:30pm-3:30pm Changing Climate, Changing needs: Effects of Climate Change on the Poor
3:45pm-4:45pm Defending Girls’ Rights: Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead
4:55pm-5:55pm Fighting Global Hunger: Modernizing Our Approach to Food Security
7pm-9pm Evening Celebration Empowering People to Create Solutions to Poverty with a performance by Michael Franti
Tickets available now at cityboxoffice.com.