September 14, 2019
September 14 and 15, 2019
Funk ‘N’ Reggae B St Block Party
Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, Don Carlos, Guerilla Takeover, Ishi Dube,
The Stallions, Object Heavy, and more!
109 5 th Street, Eureka, CA / B Street between 4 th and 5 th streets in downtown Eureka.
10am to midnight.
After the main stage closes at 10pm, the DJ party will continue in Forever Found
Humboldt venue until midnight both nights.
Three stages, Live Music, DJ’s, Projection Dome, Arts & Crafts, Aerial Silk
Performances, Food Vendors and Beverage Booths, Kids Zone with special guest
appearances from Sesame Street Characters, more!
Tickets: Early-bird Online Tickets available Wednesday, August 2 through August 11 for
Weekend Pass: $85.
After that date, tickets will then increase to full price of $100. Tickets will be sold at local
outlets starting on August 12.
Kids ages 6 under free.
Eureka, CA August 1, 2019 for Immediate Release
Michael Franti & Spearhead and Don Carlos Headline the
Funk ‘n’ Reggae B Street Block Party on
September 14 and 15 in Eureka
Forever Found Productions is proud to announce the 1 st annual Funk ‘n’ Reggae BStreet Block Party on the weekend of September 14 and 15, 2019 in Eureka. The entire block of B Street, between 4 th and 5 th Street at the historic Victorian Loheide Building will be the setting for this family-friendly event featuring three stages, live music, DJ’s, Projection Dome, arts & crafts, aerial silk performances, food vendors and
beverage booths, and an entertaining and educational Kids Zone with special guest appearances from Sesame Street Characters.
Headlining on Saturday, September 14 is Michael Franti and Spearhead. Michael Franti believes that there is a great battle taking place in the world today between
cynicism and optimism, so he made his most recent album, Stay Human Vol. II, to remind himself and anyone else who’s listening, that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for. The album has seen early critical acclaim and soared to the top of the charts including, #1 Billboard Independent Album Sales, #1 iTunes Top Albums Singer/Songwriter (US and AUS).
The songs on Stay Human Vol. II were inspired by Franti’s new self-directed documentary Stay Human, which has recently won array of awards on the film festival circuit. Stay Human features “heroic everyday people” whose stories have inspired the singer, activist and yoga practitioner during his travels around the world. Stay Human Vol. II is the 10th LP from Michael Franti & Spearhead, featuring the group’s signature sound. It follows three consecutive albums that climbed into the top 5 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. He’s also charted five singles in the top 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and had eight songs reach the top 25 on the Triple-A Chart. His hit, “Say Hey” has accumulated more than 2 million downloads worldwide.
Franti also had a No. 1 hit single with his 2010 song, “The Sound of Sunshine.” The
album and film are both part of a multi-pronged effort to spread positivity through
Franti’s music, Soulshine Bali hotel that he built as a home for yoga destination retreats,
and Do It For The Love, a non-profit he and his wife, Sara Agah Franti, founded in 2013
to bring people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and
wounded veterans to live concerts. To date, Do It For The Love has granted more than
2,000 wishes with the support of more than 100 artists.
On Sunday, the legendary Don Carlos, the gentleman of reggae, takes the stage. This
Jamaican reggae singer and composer began singing in 1973 as a member of Black
Uhuru and sang alongside Garth Dennis and Derrick Simpson. In 1990 he re-united as
the lead vocalist for a Black Uhuru album.
Born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a
district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning
ground for many of Reggae’s greatest ever talents, such as King Tubby, original
member of Black Uhuru, The Jays, Junior Reid and King Jammy, to name but a few,
Don Carlos started his singing career back in 1973, as one of the original members of
the aforementioned roots vocal groups, Black Uhuru. Alongside other founding
members, Garth Dennis who later went on to joining the Wailing Souls and Derrick
Ducky Simpson Uhuru’s central figure, as part of the trio, Don played a prominent role in
the recordings of the highly acclaimed Love Crisis album, for producer Prince Jammy in
1977. The said album was later re-released and re-titled as Black Sounds of Freedom.
A year after the trio’s ground breaking debut, Don Carlos surprisingly decided to part
company in pursuit of a solo career. Having needed at least three years to get the grips
of being a soloist, plus developing a knack for song writing and grooming that
distinctive, vocal styling, it wasn’t until May 1981 that Carlos really took the fraternity by
storm, courtesy of a heavy, roots and culture flavored showcase album titled Suffering
for Negus Roots.
Although he reached the peak of his solo career during the heydays of the eighties
dance hall mania celebrating his impact with five top ten hits between 1982 – 1985, he
is still churning out solid, melodic roots reggae and there has been no turning back. Don
continues to perform all over the world and has a large fanbase in Africa.
Line-up includes: Saturday 14: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Object Heavy, Guerrilla
The Higher Logic Project, Mystical Lion w/ Ju Drum, Morgan D’Vinity, EyereEyes
Sunday 15 : Don Carlos, B’Swizlos Mystery Lounge, Arkaingele w/ Seed n Soil, The Stallions
Ishi Dube, Dub Fyah, DJ Rundat
Gates to this inaugural event open at 10am each day and music goes until midnight.
After the main stage closes, the party continues inside the Forever Found Humboldt
venue until midnight each night with DJs.
Early-bird online tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets ticketing platform:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4309356 —$85 for a weekend pass from
Friday, August 2 through August 11. Online tickets then increase to full price: $100 for
the weekend pass. The following local outlets will also sell physical tickets starting
August 12: Eureka: Heart of the Emerald Dispensary and The Works; Arcata:
Wildberries; and Redway: Redway Liquors. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
Kids ages 6 and under are free.
Forever Found Productions will be debuting its new 30ft. diameter 360 Degree
Projection Dome Stage/Theatre with amazing full immersion artistic content and
planetarium shows. The Dome Screen is used as a canvas to surround the audience in
a captivating experience using innovative technologies and projection mapping.
Professional state-of-the art surround-sound completes the experience of total
immersion. The 360 Projection Dome has programming for the kids during the day and
at night turns into a DJ extravaganza with mind-blowing videos. Trailers are available on
the event website. www.ForeverFoundHumboldt.com.
Attendees will have access to all three stages with one ticket: the main stage on B
Street, the permanent stage in the adjacent Forever Found Humboldt venue as well as
in the 360 Projection Dome.
Producer, Roy Gomez shares, “This event is for our community to celebrate the end of
summer and harvest. Coast landers know that September is the best weather in
Humboldt. My family and I want to invite families down for music and fun.”
The Kids Zone will offer photo ops with Sesame Street characters, face painting, and
other entertaining and educational activities.
Running simultaneously to the block party is The Emerald Triangle Showcase
featuring cannabis brands which will be held inside the Canna Ballroom upstairs in the
Forever Found Humboldt venue. Exhibitors of cannabis brands will have booths
promoting their products and brands from the Emerald Triangle Region. These products
will be available in the adjacent Heart of the Emerald dispensary. Adults can get their
free pass in the dispensary with their 21 and over ID on the day of the show. The
Humboldt Showcase is sponsored by Heart of the Emerald and Humboldt County
The Funk ‘n’ Reggae B Street Block Party is sponsored by Heart of the Emerald
Dispensary, Humboldt County Grown, Eureka Main Street, North Town Coffee, Ink
People, Six Rivers Brewery, Eight Mile Family Farms, Wildberries Market, Fatbol, and
Reggae Festival Guide.
Vendor and media applications can be found at www.foreverfoundhumboldt.com
For more information contact 707-834-9781 or 707-630-3304,