February 15, 2017 Justin Mayfield

2017 Grammy award winner heads to Safety Harbor SongFest

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. – The 2017 Grammy award winner for best contemporary blues album, Fantastic Negrito, is scheduled to headline day one of Safety Harbor SongFest on Apr. 1.

The fourth annual Safety Harbor SongFest is scheduled to be held Apr. 1-2 and is hosted by The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center (SHAMc).

On Friday, SHAMc announced a lineup of 20 nationally acclaimed musical acts for the festival, which also include national recording artists, 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, Kristian 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.Fantastic Negrito

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/.

“We can’t wait to welcome Fantastic Negrito along with the other talented musicians coming to this year’s SongFest,” said Kiaralinda, SHAMc co-founder and festival organizer, “Our goal is to provide our community with the opportunity to experience new and upcoming artists and this year’s lineup is incredible.”

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 SongFest and Safety Harbor Art and Music Center or to purchase tickets for the 2017 Safety Harbor SongFest, please 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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