Michael Franti hosted the 12th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival on September 11 at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. As one of the nation’s largest free annual music festivals, the event hosted 80,000 people for musical performances; including Michael Franti & Spearhead and Crystal Bowersox; visual artists and over 200 exhibitors and Green vendors. The three day-long event kicked off Friday night, September 10th, at The Fillmore with the Power to the Peaceful Pre-Party where Franti gave a special acoustic performance of his new album, The Sound of Sunshine, released on September 21. PHOTO: BEN RENSCHEN

Pictured here during the festival are (top row from left) Catherine Enny, Power to the Peaceful Festival Producer & Franti’s Manager, Guerrilla Management; Franti; Crystal Bowersox; and Gina Orr, Bowersox Manager. (bottom row, from left) Angie Bazzana, Franti's Manager, Borman Entertainment; and Frankie May, Bowersox Bassist.