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Wed Aug 29 2007 (Updated 09/10/07)
Power to the Peaceful Festival Rocks Golden Gate Park
9th Annual Music and Arts Fest Held on September 8th in Golden Gate Park
On Saturday September 8th, Michael Franti and his group Spearhead – along with Guerrilla Management –presented the 9th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival (PTTP) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. photos Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

This annual free music and arts festival is dedicated to social justice, non violence, coexistence, and environmental sustainability-- it aims to educate, enrage, enlighten and inspire. Every year, tens of thousands of people attend Power to the Peaceful.

Headliners Michael Franti and Spearhead were preceded onstage by Indigo Girls, Hot Buttered Rum, Bassnectar, and DJ Spooky. The event was hosted by Hard Knock Radio and broadcast live on Pacifica station KPFA. Journalist, author and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was just one of the day's special guests and speakers. In addition to the main stage, the PTTP Festival featured morning yoga, an open-air art gallery, a healing arts tent, vendors and food booths, eco village, valet bike parking, and social, environmental and political organizations with tabling and forums. Festival Ambiance was provided by dalabil and the Visual Consciousness. This year's DJ Tent was headlined by DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid and Bassnectar.

A family-friendly kids' zone hosted arts and crafts with a flag-making workshop with Daily Acts, live theater with the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, games, story-telling, face-painting, organic “snack time,” and exhibit from the Museum of Children’s Art and a scheduled "Kids Parade." Franti’s has published a new children’s book, What I Be, and he planned to visit the Kids' Zone in the afternoon. The event was followed by an after-party at the Mezzanine, and daytime Yoga Jam is planned for Sunday. Read more

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