Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series
powered by REV Federal Credit Union

April 17th-July 15th • Doors 6:00pm • Show 7:00pm

  • No Pets
  • No Coolers or Outside Food & Drink
  • Each 10' x 10' Safe Space Square Ticket includes concert admission for four adults
  • 21+

Safe Sounds at Firefly powered by REV Federal Credit Union and produced by Ear For Music and Firefly Distillery is back in 2021 with a third installment of Charleston's first socially-distanced concert series. 

The spring Safe Sounds concert series will kick off on March 19 and will feature national musicians and homegrown favorites. Attendees will enjoy live music, beer, wine and food truck fare from the sprawling fields of the new Firefly Distillery in Park Circle, 4201 Spruill Avenue. Up to four guests can enjoy live music in 10x10 Squares that allow for safe social distancing. 

Safe Sounds at Firefly is Powered by REV Federal Credit Union, & Presented by Bud Light Seltzer & BABE wine. Other sponsors include Hero Heating & Air, Rodgers Wranglers, Southern Flavor Magazine, David Aylor Law Firm, Mass Mutual SC and Charleston City Paper.  Charleston’s #1 DJ Natty Heavy will be spinning pre-game tunes and during set breaks.

*DJ Natty Heavy will be spinning from 6-6:45pm. Doors open at 6:00pm, concerts begin at 7:00pm.

1. GENERAL STATEMENT
The safety and health of the community and our staff is of the utmost importance to Firefly Distillery and Ear For Music. The precautions and event policies identified below represent the efforts being made by the Distillery, Ear For Music, and its staff to keep our community safe when attending events.

Firefly Distillery and Ear For Music will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local agencies and will continue to seek out additional support from city agencies. Our policies as outlined below have been crafted with the input of local city and public safety partners.

By attending any event at Firefly Distillery, you acknowledge the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19. You voluntarily agree to assume all the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any exposure.

2. GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

A. Please stay home if you are at high risk, sick, or if you have knowingly been exposed to Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

B. Masks are required by all guests anytime they are in line at concessions or interacting with event staff and vendors. 

C. Wash your hands often and use sanitizer.

D. No need to shake hands, elbow bumps are legit.

E. Firefly Distillery reserves the right to remove anyone from the property who is not abiding by the guidelines as outlined here.

3. SOCIALLY DISTANT SEATING
A. We have created 10 x 10-foot safe spaces on our Field during live music events to help provide guests with an area to spread out safely. We’ve allotted an 8-foot distance between each square. At this time, no more than 4 guests are allowed per 10x10 foot area.
B. All tables and benches on Firefly Distillery property have been placed at a minimum of 8 feet apart.
C. Guests are asked to observe the social distancing guidelines of no more than 8 people at a table at one time.
D. We ask that all guests respect the social distance space of others and maintain a 6-foot distance from people who are not in your party.

4. EVENT EXPERIENCE
A. Event guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to make their 10x10-foot safe space more comfortable.
B. Please refrain from bringing coolers, tents and outside food or drink.
C. This event is 21+ so please leave the little ones at home, including pets.
D. Food trucks will be serving on site and beer/wine will be available for purchase.

5. INCREASED SANITATION
A. Per the CDC guidelines, staff will sanitize common surfaces such as picnic tables and bar tops after each customer use.
B. Firefly Distillery asks that all customers sanitize their hands with sanitizer provided before entering the building.
C. Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the property for public and employee use.
D. Additional restrooms with a sanitation attendant have been added for all events.

6. STAFFING POLICIES
A. All staff serving a consumable product to guests are required to wear a protective mask.
B. Firefly Distillery will check temperatures of all staff prior to each shift and prior to entering the building.
C. Staff continues to be trained and educated on best practices as provided by the CDC, as well as state and local agencies.

7. WAIVER
Firefly Distillery, LLC and Ear For Music cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or the spread of COVID-19 while attending any event on premises. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend events or utilize services on Firefly Distillery’s premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket to any event or utilizing any business services of Firefly Distillery, LLC or Ear For Music, I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting or being exposed to COVID-19. Further, I acknowledge that I will not attend any event or utilize any service at Firefly Distillery if I have knowingly been exposed to and/or are showing symptoms of COVID-19. 

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents The High Divers
with She Returns From War

Saturday, May 15th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

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10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
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The High Divers’ touring has grinded to a painful halt as the resurgence of Covid-19 threatens the health and peace of mind of concert goers. “We have no idea when we’ll be able to tour again” says keyboardist and vocalist, Mary Alice Mitchell, “And this was going to be a great year for us”. This October marks six years as a touring band, and the group has the songs, stories and scars to prove it.

Formed in 2014, The High Divers hit the ground running playing shows regionally around South Carolina, recording their debut album, “Riverlust”, and building a fan base that quickly fell in love with their raucous live shows. The follow up album, Chicora, was released to much critical acclaim and found itself seated on many “Best Of” lists. Perhaps the band’s most well known work was 2019’s “Ride With You” EP produced by Jason Isbell guitarist, Sadler Vaden, who is credited with “Getting the band out of it’s comfort zone, and into some close to the vest songwriting”, according to bassist and singer, Kevin Early.

It’s not just the sound that shifted with Vaden’s guidance. He also helped make the song selections for this EP, and opted for the ones that Luke and Mary Alice were a little more uncomfortable with sharing. That’s how they knew they were the right picks. The lyrics stray from carefree, frolicking 2015 hit “Summertime” and 2017′s shimmery, butterfly-inducing “Fall In Love So Fast” into some somber subject matter. The disc touches on suicide, bullying, abuse, depression and PTSD. “If you don’t do something that really scares you, you’re not going to grow,” says Mary Alice, who sings “Our Love is a Fire,” which is about an abusive relationship she was in for four years as a young teenager.

While it’s unclear what the future of touring looks like, and how the music business as a whole will weather the storm that is Coronavirus, one thing remains certain; The High Divers have a lot more to say, and are hell-bent on adapting to whatever the post-Covid world throws at them.

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Jimmie Allen
with special guest Chase Martin

Thursday, May 20th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

  • 21+
10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
$165.00
$194.22 with fees
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$41.25
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Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has already made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits on country radio – the first being his debut single “Best Shot” – which claimed the No. 1 spot for three weeks – and second being his latest single “Make Me Want To” off his debut album Mercury Lane, released fall 2018. 

Named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey, Mercury Lane features a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop that draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing of the critically acclaimed rising star. Rolling Stone raved Allen’s debut “challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music in 2018” and The New York Times dubbed it one of 2018’s strongest, calling it “a conventional country album, filled with songs about the small details.” 

His latest project Bettie James, released in July 2020, is a star-studded collaboration EP featuring Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells & Tim McGraw. Wanting to weave his late father and late grandmother’s legacies into his music, Allen named the project after them, with each featured artist on the project having touched their respective lives through their own music. The result is a musical composition of love, heartbreak, perseverance, hope and faith. Bettie James has garnered 110+ million streams since release, along with critical acclaim for the music, the historic nature of various collaborations, and its subsequent place in country music history. NPR calls the project an “announcement of [Allen’s] arrival” and a “huge step for country” while Billboard hails it “a powerful statement from a developing voice.” Rolling Stone describes “Why Things Happen” – which brings together three generations of Black country artists in Allen, Darius Rucker and Charley Pride – as “part polemic, part proclamation, and part prayer… opening up space for the artists to bear witness.” 

Allen was most recently nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 54th Annual CMA Awards – his first ever CMA nomination. On July 13, 2021, Allen will publish his debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet, with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. Illustrated by veteran illustrator Cathy Ann Johnson, the book is a powerful story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age. 

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents The Reckoning

Saturday, May 22nd • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

  • 21+
10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
$110.00
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Based in beautiful Charleston South Carolina, The Reckoning offers a fresh new approach to the seemingly infinite library of songs and soundscapes that can only be defined as "Grateful Dead." Celebrating the band's entire catalogue of material as it developed and danced through the decades, The Reckoning leaves no leaf unturned, and the music never stops!

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Idlewild Revival- A Tribute To The Allman Brothers

Saturday, May 29th • Doors at 6pm • Show 7pm

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$110.00
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Charleston, SC based musicians resurrecting the Allman Brothers' music to new fans.

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Motown Throwdown

Saturday, June 5th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

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10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
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Motown Throwdown is a powerhouse soul band steeped in the traditions of funk, soul, pop, rock, R&B, and jazz. As the name implies, the music starts within the Motown soul tradition, but manifests itself in a plethora of unique styles and arrangements from across the musical spectrum. Expect an enormously energetic performance with ripping solos, soulful vocals, and catchy, synchronized melodies on top of a thick, relentless funk driven core. Also, expect to dance and be wildly entertained. 

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Night Moves w/ Taylor Hicks (Season 5 American Idol Winner): A Tribute to Bob Seger

Saturday, June 12th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

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10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
$120.00
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Night Moves | Taylor Hicks performing Bob Seger's Classic Hits

For Taylor Hicks, winning “American Idol’s” blockbuster fifth season was just the beginning. Hailed as “part Stax, part Motown and part honky-tonk” by The New York Times, Hicks’ intoxicating blend of soul, blues, country, and rock & roll quickly rendered him a household name as he progressed to the show’s record-breaking finale in 2006, an historic television event which drew an audience of more than 200 million viewers.

Hicks immediately followed his Idol victory with a #1 Billboard single and an RIAA certified Platinum debut, and soon went on to make history as both the first male Idol champion featured on a GRAMMY-winning record (Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Blow Your Pants Off’), and the first to land a prestigious Las Vegas residency.

A versatile artist, actor and advocate, Hicks has since ventured into theater and television, touring as Teen Angel in the popular Broadway musical “Grease” in addition to appearing on “Law & Order: SVU” and hosting the INSP series “State Plate,” which won the Cynopsis TV Award for Best Reality Series (Travel). After a lengthy hiatus from recording, Hicks returned in 2017 with “Six Strings and Diamond Rings,” the first single since his beloved 2009 sophomore album, “The Distance.” The stirring, stripped-down track offers up a tantalizing preview of Hicks’ highly anticipated third album, a deeply personal, roots-inspired collection recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville with contributions from four-time GRAMMY®-winning musician Keb' Mo as well as Robert Randolph.

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Elise Testone & BlackNoyze
w/ Special Guest Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Saturday, June 19th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

  • 21+
10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
$120.00
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ELISE TESTONE

"A powerhouse vocalist whose incredible stage presence and vocal maturity rank with the best, Elise Testone is the perfect combination of soul, rock, attitude and restraint. Equally as impressive and at ease belting James Brown style vocals over a relentless funk groove as she is resting her voice gently over a ballad, Testone’s range of influences and vocal capacity know few limits. Her first original album, In This Life, released last year received rave reviews, celebrating her ability to “wail the blues, rock like a bitch and purr sexily” (Goldmine Magazine), however Elise is anxious to share her new music which is more focused in the Funk/Rock/Soul genres. Growing up in New Jersey with a father who collected juke boxes, Testone knew she was a singer even as a young girl. Exposed to music that ranged from Motown and the Beatles to Queen and, later, Nirvana and Erykah Badu, she began studying privately at the age of 5, excelling and performing publicly at local coffeehouses through her teens. Eventually graduating from Coastal Carolina University with a Vocal Performance degree, Testone came of age as a professional performer and private educator in Charleston, SC, becoming one of the most seasoned and well respected musicians in town. At the age of 27 she was approached by a scout from television reality show American Idol and decided to use the opportunity (urged on especially by her students) as a stepping stone to propel her career, ultimately becoming top six finalist on the hit show in 2012.

In the wake of her appearance on American Idol, Testone has toured extensively and has appeared on such popular TV programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Kelly, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, Good Morning America and others. While she enjoyed her time on Idol, Testone is excited to bring her own unique brand of music to the world, a brand that owes more to artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, James Brown and Amy Winehouse than to today’s disposable hit-makers. She has opened for B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Snoop Dogg, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, and Dumpstaphunk, and has performed with Stevie Nicks, Bernie Worrell, Bernard Purdie, Stanton Moore, Skerik, Pink Talking Fish, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The James Brown Band, Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer, and Ghost Note; and members of Queen, The Meters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Greyboy Allstars, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Living Colour, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, P-Funk, Galactic, Van Halen, Turquaz, D’Angelo, Pete Rock, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Snarky Puppy, Soulive and Lettuce, to name a few.

In 2015, Testone had begun this new chapter of her career by living in Brooklyn, NY while wrapping up her sophomore album with Producer Jesse Fischer, which features drummer Daru Jones, drummer Robert ""Sput"" Searight, bassist Mono Neon, guitarist Brandon ""Taz"" Niederauer, guitarist Jordan Peters and more. She is constantly creating and recording new music, performing at Music Festivals such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Peach, Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest, Harvest Festival in Canada and more, and venues such as The Cutting Room, The Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall, Irving Plaza, NuBlu, Highline Ballroom, and Brooklyn Bowl, and many more.

In a world full of vocalists who seem to be acting, Elise Testone’s performance is anything but that. Her heart more exposed with every note, it’s not uncommon to find her on her knees and out of breath at the end of a hard-driving soul tune – all in service of the music."

 

BRANDON "TAZ" NIEDERAUER

Seventeen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself quite the reputation.

It all started at eight years old, when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock. Already inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon instantly realized he was destined to play guitar. From that moment on, his guitar rarely left his hands. Just four years later, Brandon was cast in the principal role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical.

Based in New York City, Brandon has had the opportunity to play with many of his musical idols. In recent years, he’s shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, and John Popper. He has also performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic, and countless other bands.

Since making his national television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at just ten years old, Brandon has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, and The View.

In 2018, Brandon reunited with Andrew Lloyd Webber, performing in January with Sarah Brightman at The Phantom of the Opera’s 30th Anniversary celebration, and in April alongside Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, and John Legend in NBC’s live broadcast production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Brandon is currently featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It, and performs concerts for audiences across the country and around the world.

 

BLACKNOYZE

BlackNoyze, (also known as BLKNZ), is an original music ensemble, a production team and Touring Band for individual artists. A musical chimera first, and most obviously- an original music ensemble.

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Friday, June 25th • Doors 6:00pm • Show 7:00pm

10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
$125.00
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Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career. Over 100 years of collective professional experience and sold-out shows at every major House of Blues, Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre, LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre as well as international pavilions such as Ningbo Grand Theatre (China), Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents The Midnight City

Saturday, June 26th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

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10' x 10' Safe Space Square (includes four adult admission tickets)
$110.00
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The Midnight City is an Alternative pop rock band that has been moonlighting as a cover/party band for over 9 years in Charleston SC. With 3 lead singers they cover any style of music there is! They play the hits and sprinkle in originals here and there.

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series powered by REV Federal Credit Union & Ear For Music presents Sevendust
with Austin Meade and Kirra

Thursday, July 15th • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm

  • 21+
ADV: VIP Safe Square (includes 4 adult admission tickets)
$159.99
$188.90 with fees
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$29.99
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ON SALE: 4/30 at 10am

VIP Pods

  • ADV: $159.99- SOLD OUT
  • DOS: $179.96- SOLD OUT 

GA Lawn

  • ADV: $29.99
  • DOS: $34.99

SAFE SOUNDS
Presented by Bud Light Seltzer, our outdoor summer concert series will bring the y'all together in a safe place to listen to live music from local and national artists. Each concert will run from 7 to 10 pm in the 4-acre Field. Doors open at 6pm.

DJ NattyHeavy is back again to emcee the series and spin during set breaks each concert! We'll have different food trucks each week and beer + wine from Drink Babe and Bud Light Seltzer.

We're limiting capacity to 10% to keep our guests safe in their VIP “Safe Sounds Squares” for each concert. A square secures 4 guests a 10 x 10 footprint on the field, separated on all sides by 8-feet. Single back lawn tickets are also available for select concerts.

This event is ticketed and 21+. We encourage you to bring your own blankets and chairs to enjoy the concert, but will need to leave dogs, children and outside food and drink at home.

We highly recommend coming before the show to enjoy a Firefly Distillery tour, tasting and cocktails.

Safety and health of the community and staff is of the utmost importance to us, our partners and our sponsors, Bud Light Seltzer, Drink Babe, Rodgers Wranglers, Hero Heating and Air, David Aylor Law Offices, MassMutual SC, Charleston City Paper, Stokes VW, Encore Stone Studio, Charleston Radio Group and Southern Flavor Magazine. Masks are required by all guests anytime they are in line at concessions or interacting with event staff and vendors. 


Firefly Distillery

4201 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

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