Festival looks to put song in children's hearts

An April festival in Palm Harbor offering everything from folk and funk bands to hot air balloon rides will have a larger purpose than simply to entertain: All proceeds from the inaugural Primavera Music and Arts Festival will benefit Project Primavera, a non-profit organization that works with orphans and at-risk youth.


An April festival in Palm Harbor offering everything from folk and funk bands to hot air balloon rides will have a larger purpose than simply to entertain: All proceeds from the inaugural Primavera Music and Arts Festival will benefit Project Primavera, a non-profit organization that works with orphans and at-risk youth.

Project Primavera uses music to positively impact the lives of young people in a variety of ways, including providing foster-care children with free music lessons from professional musicians.

The festival will feature performances by folk artist Ethan Parker, rock band Have Gun, Will Travel, country group Soul Circus Cowboys and funk band The Black Honkeys. It also plans a hot air balloon egg drop, hot air balloon rides, food trucks and an art expo and craft fair showcasing items from more than 40 local artisans, including handcrafted goods, candles, fine art and clothing. The festival will conclude with fireworks.

The Primavera Music and Arts Festival will be held on April 8 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park. It is co-sponsored by the City of Safety Harbor, Dick Norris Buick GMC, Harborside Christian Church and Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

While general admission to the festival is free, premium reserved seating is available for $25 and VIP Experience packages can be bought for $100.

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