SEBRING — Country and heartland rock musician Malachi Jaggers will be returning to Highlands Hammock where he will play his second Music in the Park concert on March 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This self-taught musician from Indiana is a singer songwriter, recording artist and producer who forges his own brand of Americana and connects with his audiences on a deeply human level. Jaggers tells heartwarming stories which evoke nostalgic feelings of historic family ties, railroads and the wide, open prairies of heartland America.
At the age of four, he began to play music, learned to play guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, piano and harmonica, and formed a garage band when he was only 14. With a candor rarely found in modern music, he pulls lyrics from personal experiences, often experimenting with production techniques to create his signature organic indie folk sound. His single ‘An American Hero,’ which was up for consideration on the Grammy ballot in 2022, weaves an anthem dedicated to veterans who sacrificed their lives. The song was inspired by his grandfather, who worked on the railroad and served in the Navy during World War II. In addition to performing his original songs, he also covers a vast amount of music from other artists including Tom Petty, the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.
It could be said that Malachi Jaggers blows modern country music backward and that his music is a crossroads of heartland country meeting 70’s rock vibe!
Concert admission is $10 per adult. Children 12 years old and younger accompanied by an adult are free. Pets are not permitted, so please no dogs! Food and refreshments will be provided by food trucks and the Hammock Inn Camp Store. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights and enjoy a night of music under the stars. The Music in the Park concert series is sponsored by the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park. Proceeds benefit park improvements. Park entry fees of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people) are waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Highlands Hammock is located at 5931 Hammock Road in Sebring.
The concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 17, but had to be postponed.