*SOLD OUT* Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sat Jul 08

*SOLD OUT* Michael Franti & Spearhead

with Fortunate Youth **a benefit for the French Broad Riverkeeper**

DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2023
DOORS: 6:00 PM
Genre: Rock/Reggae
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Price: $40 ADV; $45 DOS (General Admission)
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Michael Franti & Spearhead (with Fortunate Youth) will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Saturday, July 8th, 2023! Doors open at 6PM and the music starts at 7PM. This is a General Admission, ALL-AGES show! Children under 7 attend for free; tickets otherwise required. This is a LARGE EVENT, so please read below about our parking options.

Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food and we’ll have a few rotating food trucks on-site as well! There will also be MULTIPLE full bars open for you to enjoy! 

NO CAMPING CHAIRS or BLANKETS allowed for this event due to space constraints. This is a SOLD OUT event! Handicap seating area is designated for HANDICAP USE ONLY. Please be respectful! KEEP READING for more information on what to expect.


We have some important information to share with you, so please keep reading and pass this along to any friends going to the show.

PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED!

Our PAID on-site parking lot gates open at 5:00 PM and space is available on a first-come, first-served with a $10 cash; $12 credit card fee per car. Handicap on-site parking is available. VENUE DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM.

FREE PARKING will be available with complimentary shuttle service from 5:30PM to 11:30PM every 20 minutes (or faster, if traffic is good to us) just down the street at the Asheville Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue and at Zen Tubing at 608 Riverside Drive.

Our neighbors on the other side of Southern States will be offering paid parking today as well, which is a short walk to Salvage Station along the railroad tracks. Please be safe walking to your car after dark and get a buddy to walk with you!

As always, PLEASE carpool, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or bike when you can to help make parking available for all who need it. Salvage Station is not responsible for stolen items, so please lock your car and put valuables in your trunk out of sight. There is NO RE-ENTRY once your ticket has been scanned and there are no exceptions to this rule.

NO CAMPING CHAIRS or BLANKETS allowed for this event. This is a standing room only, sold out, general admission event!

This show is all-ages with kids under 7 free. All minors must be accompanied by their guardian at ALL TIMES or their entire party will be asked to leave.

ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags allowed.

EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!

HANDICAP on-site parking and seating are available for those who need it.

FOOD TRUCKS: We will have multiple food trucks here and Root Down Kitchen will be open, so come hungry!


No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind

No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind

No outside food, drinks

No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers

No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials

No inflatables

No tents or easy-ups


Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property

No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls

You may bring poster tubes.

***There is NO RE-ENTRY! All humans are subject to search upon entry. Guests have the right to refuse to be searched and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue, you will be asked to return them to your vehicle or forgo admission.


WEATHER: Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the concert. SMALL handheld umbrellas are permitted. Be prepared and remember that you cannot go back out to your car once your ticket has been scanned.

Like to be pampered? Check out our NEW Step It Up Lounge next to the sound booth. This is a limited occupancy space for those who want to indulge in a private bar, brand new bathrooms, and bistro seating. This area is only available on a first-come, first-served basis and is $25 per person. Pay at the lounge host stand upon arrival. No reservations or pre-sales available at this time.

Questions? Email: info@salvagestation.com or check our FAQ page at SalvageStation.com  Salvage Station is not responsible for third-party tickets. Please purchase tickets directly from TicketWeb via the buy tickets link above.


Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning
filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and
wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound
of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got You,” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles,
nine Top 25 AAA Singles, and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. “I Got You,” the lead single
from his latest album Work Hard And Be Nice, marked Franti’s first No. 1 in nearly 10 years and
landed on NPR’s “Most Popular Songs of 2020,” while the music video boasts over 1.3 million
views since its release. Michael Franti & Spearhead’s latest single “Good Day For A Good Day”
is available everywhere, with plans to release his 12th studio album in the Summer of 2022.

Michael Franti & Spearhead embarked on the inaugural five-day Soulshine at Sea cruise Nov. 3-
7, 2021 sailing from Miami, Fla. to Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Soulshine At Sea included two
Michael Franti & Spearhead shows, over 20 live bands, and DJ sets, 10+ yoga and fitness classes,
inspiring speakers, live “Stay Human” podcast tapings, and uniquely curated activities hosted by
Michael himself and other special guests. Guests also had access to healthy menu options
including vegan offerings around the clock, an onboard juice bar, cooking demos, and more.
Soulshine At Sea is returning for Year 2, Nov. 4-8, 2023 setting sail from Miami to Costa Maya,

With sustainability and the environment top of mind, in 2021 Franti announced a pledge to join
partner REVERB’s Music Climate Revolution, to offset the carbon footprint of all their tours
moving forward. This began on the road in Colorado with Franti & Spearhead’s Good Day For A
Good Day Weekend from June 4-6th, including one show in Vail, CO followed by three shows at
Red Rocks Amphitheater. To keep the good times rolling, Spearhead’s Good Day For A Good
Day Tour kicked off August 2021 and included 20 summer shows in the U.S with co-headline
dates from Trombone Shorty, The Revivalists, and Young The Giant plus several sold-out shows
and support from Of Good Nature. Alongside the release of his new album, the band will be
going on a coast-to-coast tour through the Spring and Summer of 2022, followed by 13 EU/UK
shows at the top of 2023. Tickets are on sale now at MichaelFranti.com.

In January 2019, Franti released his self-directed documentary Stay Human, which won an array
of awards at film festivals worldwide and influenced his writing for his album Stay Human Vol.
II (Thirty Tigers), which debuted at No. 1 on both the Americana and Independent Album charts
and received critical acclaim from USA Today, Billboard, Associated Press, and Paste.
Influenced by the film, Franti’s Stay Human podcast presented by Gibson features creatives from
all walks of life, with new episodes available each week.

Franti continues to foster community both on and off stage with a wish-granting non-profit, Do It
For The Love, was founded by Franti and his wife, Sara. Do It For The Love brings those with life-threatening illnesses, veterans, and children with severe challenges to concerts worldwide,
fulfilling over 3,300 wishes and touching the lives of over 12,000 people. Franti also owns
Soulshine Bali, a 32-room yoga retreat hotel in Ubud, Bali. Phase 2 of the hotel — including 16
new suites, a new restaurant, 90-mat yoga studio, infinity pool, spa, and gym — opens in 2022!


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