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Vermont-bred reggae singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mihali has been kicking up dust and sharing waves of joy at Reggae Rise Up at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Fla. The opening day of the festival, Thursday, March 16, was headlined by 311 and Dispatch, but the Twiddle frontman turned heads with an hour-long mainstage appearance with sit-ins from Chadwick Stokes and Matisyahu.

Mihali opened his set with “Greater Escape” and jammed through other originals, including “All Day” and “Find My Way.” Stokes then joined for their collaborative song “Open House” off Mihali’s latest offering, Effection, which was released on July 22, 2022. For the penultimate song, Matisyahu joined for “Enemies,” which he created with Mihali for his 2020 debut solo LP Breathe and Let Go –the set was closed with the title track of the project.

“Reggae Rise Up is always a good time! It was great to catch up with old friends and hang out with some new ones, too!,” said Mihali in a statement.

The next day, Friday, March 17, the artist returned for a four-song acoustic Sugarshack Session before a live crowd. He performed several standout songs from Effection, including “Living Is The Lesson,” “All Day,”–during which he was joined by L.A.-based roots reggae and dub band Iya Terra–”Maplewood,” and “Storm Tossed.” Later on in the day he sat in on the Vibe Stage with The Elovaters for “Margaritas,” Irya Terra on a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha” and “Bless Up,” and Matisyahu on “Chameleon.”

Mihali is set to perform throughout the rest of 2023 with his live band comprised of bassist David DeCristo, drummer Adrian Tramontano, and keyboardist Scott Hannay with stops in California, New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

Reggae Rise Up Florida
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Greater Escape, All Day, Find My Way, Open House (with Chadwick Stokes), Maplewood, Digital Heaven, Empty Overflow, Living Is The Lesson, Enemies (with Matisyahu), Breathe and Let Go

Mihali – Sugarshack Sessions
Reggae Rise Up Florida
Friday, March 17, 2023

Living Is The Lesson, All Day (with Iya Terra), Maplewood, Storm Tossed

Announced Mihali 2023 Tour Dates:

5/25-28 Monterey, CA – California Roots Music & Arts Festival (Band)

5/27-28 Lake George, NY – Memorial Meltdown (Solo)

6/16-17 Swanzey, NH – Northlands Music & Arts Festival (Mihali & Friends)

6/29-7/2 Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival (Band)