February 14, 2017 Justin Mayfield

Safety Harbor SongFest announces nationally acclaimed artist lineup

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. – The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (SHAMc), announced Friday, a lineup of 20 nationally acclaimed musical acts, scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Safety Harbor Song Fest on Apr. 1-2.

The festival’s confirmed lineup includes national recording artists, Magic Giant, Grammy award winner Fantastic Negrito, Rising Appalachia, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Mars, Kina Grannis, Daphne Willis, Joe Craven, The Mulligan Brothers, Emily Kopp, The Accidentals, Birds of Chicago, Dan Rodriguez, Davin McCoy, Caravan of Thieves, Kristin Diable, Victor and Penny, Trevor Green, and Chasing Lovely. This year’s artists draw inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including blues, indie alternative, folk, bluegrass, country, jazz, pop, world beat and more. Additionally, award-winning Canadian spoken word artist, Shane Koyczan, is scheduled to perform on stage throughout the weekend.

Tickets are on sale now for the two-day event, which takes place on the town’s picturesque waterfront park located next to the Safety Harbor marina and pier. Members of the public interested in purchasing tickets can do so by visiting www.safetyharborartandmusiccenter.com/.

Fantastic Negrito poses backstage with the award for best contemporary blues album

Fantastic Negrito poses backstage with the award for best contemporary blues album for “The Last Days of Oakland” at the 59th annual Grammy Awards

“We’re thrilled to once again celebrate music, poetry, and performing and visual arts with this festival for our community, as well as those folks who come to Safety Harbor from all over the country,” said Kiaralinda, SHAMc co-founder and festival organizer. “One hundred percent of the profits raised from SongFest will go back to music and art programs at the newly opened Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, making it a festival that keeps on giving back to the community throughout the year.”

Performances will be enjoyed at two stage areas on both days, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Musicians will also perform at local venues in downtown Safety Harbor throughout the weekend.

For more information on Safety Harbor Song Fest and Safety Harbor Art and Music Center or to purchase tickets for the 2017 Safety Harbor SongFest, visit www.safetyharborartandmusiccenter.com/.

About Safety Harbor Music and Art Center and Safety Harbor Song Fest
SHAMc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote education in the fine art, visual arts, and performing arts. Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda (no last name) wanted to create a community arts center for many years. SHAMc is currently under construction in downtown Safety Harbor and is quickly becoming a landmark. Founders Ramquist and Kiaralinda are both local artists who are globally renowned for their art house, Whimzeyland.

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