Nahko and Medicine for the People Join Dispatch This Summer

Article Contributed by PFA Media | Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Nahko and Medicine for the People will join Dispatch this summer for the “Dispatch Summer Tour 2018.” Additional support will be provided by Raye Zaragoza, Scatter Their Own, Stephen Marley, and Rebelution on select dates. The tour aims to raise awareness and funds for First Nations communities, and bring to light other Native American issues. Fundraising efforts as well as proceeds from Native designed merchandise will go towards supporting and rebuilding Native American schools.

The “Dispatch Summer Tour 2018” will kick off on June 16th in Vail, CO and will make stops nationwide including two dates in New York and Austin before closing out with two nights in Boston September 20th and 21st. Tickets will be available for pre-sale beginning Monday, February 26th and will be made available to the general public Friday, March 2nd.

“I remember years ago, before I started touring, listening to Dispatch and loving their music. It’s a dream to be sharing stages with them this summer!” says Nahko. “It is equally pleasing to weave with their intention to support First Nations people, culture, and ways through charity, partnerships, and multimedia on this tour.  As a voice and advocate for Indigenous rights, social justice, and traditions it is important to me that we collaborate with music and art that aligns with our ideals and messaging.  There is magic brewing, I can feel it!  My hope is that Dispatch fans will feel the musical alchemy between all the bands and take courage, be inspired, and be moved to action.  Together, through music and action, we build bridges and walk them as a community sharing a mutual dream of harmony.”

Nahko will join Zac Brown Band for their stadium tour in Atlanta, Toronto, and Detroit on June 30th, July 13th, and July 14th respectively.  Tickets are now on sale here:

Over the last 5 years, Nahko and Medicine for the People have continued to gather dedicated members of their global tribe of likeminded fans as they spread their powerful musical message.  They incorporate a variety of sounds, ranging from alternative roots to acoustic rock while promoting social change.  Their album HOKA debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Rock Album Chart and #6 on the Alternative Album Chart. 

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6/16 - Vail, CO @ Gerald R Ford Amphitheatre #

6/17 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre #

6/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheater #

7/18 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage #

7/19 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage #

7/20 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage #

7/21 - Columbia, MD @Merriweather Post Pavilion #

7/23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens Amphitheater #

7/24 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre #

7/26 - Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbrook After Hours #

7/27 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre #

7/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre #

7/29 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre #

8/10 - Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Pavilion ^

8/11 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre ^

8/12 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre ^

8/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre ^

8/17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ^

8/18 - San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre - San Diego State University ^

8/19 - Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Resort ^

8/23 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion ^

8/24 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre ^

8/25 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park Amphitheatre ^

9/13 - Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC ^

9/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory ^

9/15 - Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion ^

9/16 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion ^

9/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts ^

9/20 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^

9/21 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^


#  = w/ Raye Zaragoza

^ = w/ Scatter Their Own