March 9, 2017 Justin Mayfield

Safety Harbor SongFest to feature more than music at 2017 concert

SafetyHSFSAFETY HARBOR, Fla. – Safety Harbor SongFest is scheduled to host a spectacular lineup of musicians across two stages for their annual bayside concert on April 1 – 2, and announced today the addition of an eclectic variety of non-musical attractions.

Attendees will be treated to culinary delights, live art demonstrations, interactive entertainment, as well as other visual wonders to keep them amazed and amused during the two day event.

“We’re thrilled to once again celebrate music, as well as poetry, and performing and visual arts with this festival,” said Kiaralinda, SHAMc co-founder and festival organizer. “This year’s event will have the finest food trucks, a wine/art lounge, craft beer, circus performers, hoola hoop and bubble ball interactive fun, henna tattoos, face painting, live art demonstrations, interactive poetry with Bluebird bus, kite demonstrations, and the Nomad Art Bus that invites attendees to paint it. Our goal is for people to be immersed in all types of art and music throughout the weekend.”

paint SongFestThe festival’s confirmed musical lineup consists of national recording artists, including Grammy award winner Fantastic Negrito, The Wood Brothers, Rising Appalachia, Magic Giant, Charlie Mars, Kina Grannis, Daphne Willis, Joe Craven, The Mulligan Brothers, Emily Kopp, The Accidentals, Birds of Chicago, Dan Rodriguez, Davin McCoy, Fuzz and Carrie of Caravan of Thieves, Kristin Diable, Victor and Penny, Trevor Green, Chasing Lovely and local musicians Urban Gypsies of Florida, Joshua Reilly, Tim Hutchinson, and Alex Wald. 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/.

Performances can be enjoyed at two stage areas on both days, from 11 a.m. to 9 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.

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 fine art, visual arts, and performing arts. Todd Ramquist and Kiaralinda (no last name) created this art and music center to benefit their community. SHAMc is located in downtown Safety Harbor and is quickly becoming a popular landmark. Founders Ramquist and Kiaralinda are both local artists who are globally renowned for their art house, Whimzeyland.

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