Tulsa Roots Global Bash is April 14

Activist soul-rocker Michael Franti will headline the 5th Annual Tulsa Roots Global Bash on Guthrie Green. Other acts include New Mexico’s Felix Y Los Gatos and Tulsa reggae band Local Hero.


Michael Franti


The non profit Tulsa Roots Music announced that activist soul-rocker Michael Franti will headline the 5th Annual Tulsa Roots Global Bash Saturday April 14 on Guthrie Green. Other musical performers include New Mexico’s Felix Y Los Gatos and Tulsa reggae band Local Hero.

“We’ve wanted to bring Michael Franti to Guthrie Green since the park’s opening weekend in 2012,” says Tulsa Roots Music Co-Director Michael Koster. “We finally got him! To me, he’s the ultimate Guthrie Green artist: fun, crazy talented, socially motivated, a deep mix of ethnic styles, very global in outlook. He will headline a day packed with music, performance art, athletic demonstrations, great food, and craft brews. We’re jazzed.”

This free, all-ages, global-oriented roots festival also features roving performance artists, interactive boxing and Taekwondo demonstrations, belly dance, African drumming and circus arts on the lawn. Expected attendance is 3500.



3:30-4:30 Calliope Youth Circus  – Lawn

4:30-9:30 Inspyral  – performance art - Lawn

4:30–6:00 Engine Room – boxing demo – Lawn

4:30-4:40 PERIZAD – belly dance - Main Stage

4:30-5:30 LOCAL HERO - reggae - Main Stage

5:30-6:00 Elysium Bellydance – Lawn

5:30-6:00 Golden Dragon Taekwondo demo – Lawn

6:00-7:00 Felix Y Los Gatos  – Latin Zydejano - Main Stage

7:00-7:15 Henry Zoellner – rock - Lawn

7:15-8:00 Monhollon Bros Drum Trio – African drumming – Lawn

8:00-9:30 Michael Franti Trio – Main Stage


Michael Franti is a musician, humanitarian, and filmmaker who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, and worldwide philanthropy efforts.

Once an outlier in his message of positivity-minded political consciousness, Franti has found that message gaining momentum in the mainstream in recent years, a phenomenon that compelled him to push his artistry even further, stating “I feel a deeper sense of purpose in music today than I ever have in my career. My goal is to make the most inspiring music I possibly can for this intense, crazy and wonderful time we’re all living in.” He is currently writing and recording his 10th studio album with A-list producers which is due out in 2018.


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