Kina Grannis

KinaGrannis

Kina Grannis is a darling singer/songwriter from California, and has amassed a huge following on the internet thanks to her highly successful string of YouTube videos. Grannis's YouTube presence has reached over 75 million views and rising! Her video for the song "In Your Arms" is inventive, using hundreds of thousands of jelly beans and stop motion animation. Her music is sunny and sentimental reminiscent of the breezy female artists of the 70's. But don't let that fool you, her web following and continuously sold out shows prove she is a force to be reckoned with. 8pm. $15 adv./$17 door/$20 meet & greet VIP. 208 1st St. www.blindpigmusic.com

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