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Marymoor to host three concerts in August

Jakob Dylan will headline the Mountain Music Fest at Marymoor Park on  Saturday, Aug. 14. - Courtesy Photo
Jakob Dylan will headline the Mountain Music Fest at Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.
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Three concerts are coming to Marymoor Park in August.

Michael Franti and Spearhead will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.

With his seventh studio album just a few months away from release and continued steady airplay of his song, “Say Hey (I love you)” from his last album, Franti is on something of a roll.

The outspoken advocate for social justice and a popular and frequent act at music festivals around the world brings his hip hop, reggae, jazz and back to Marymoor Park for the second time in three years. Look for Franti to play plenty of fresh tracks off “The Sound of Sunshine,” which is expected to be released in late September.

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Xavier Rudd will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

The acoustic guitar duo has traced a path to stardom from the Mexico City thrash metal scene, to busking in Dublin, then international fame by playing intricate acoustic versions of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion.”

Opening performer Xavier Rudd is an Australian multi-instrumentalist who just released his ninth album, “Koonyum Sun.”

Mountain Music Fest, featuring Jakob Dylan, BoDeans, Sara Barilles and Robert Rudolph and The Family Band will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

Dylan earlier this year released his second solo album, “Women and Country.” He emerged from his father’s massive musical shadow in the 1990s when he fronted The Wallflowers on their debut album, “Bringing Down the Horse.” The Wallflowers went on to sell millions of records, take home a couple of Grammys, and generally serve as the standard bearers of their radio-friendly, roots rock sound for many years.

Other acts at the festival include veteran roots rockers the BoDeans, who just released their ninth studio album (to go along with two live releases, a “best of” release and a b-side compilation), plus Sara Barilles and Robert Rudolph and The Family Band.

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