March 21, 2017 Justin Mayfield

Rising music group Magic Giant to headline Tampa festival

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. – Weeks after performing for massive crowds at SXSW and their breakout hit “Set on Fire” rising to number four on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart, Los Angeles music group, Magic Giant, will headline Safety Harbor SongFest on Apr. 2.

Magic Giant, which has been compared to artists like SafetyHSFMumford & Sons and The Lumineers, has experienced a surge in popularity with their infectious sing-along folk sound and communal live experiences. The group has been critically acclaimed for blending traditional folk instruments like banjo, fiddle and harmonica with dance rhythms.

“Magic Giant performances are a joyful experience,” said Kiaralinda, SHAMc co-founder and festival organizer, “the combination of their music, the gorgeous waterfront location and the other amazing acts will make this year’s SongFest one to remember.”

Spectacular music is not all that’s on tap at Safety Harbor SongFest. Attendees will be treated to culinary delights, art demonstrations, as well as other visual wonders to keep them amazed and amused.

The 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 will 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 the 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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