Safe Sounds @ Firefly Distillery Presents Sam Bush
Firefly Distillery and Ear for Music today announced that their “Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series” will return this spring. Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 10th at 10 am.
Each concert in the outdoor summer series will run from 7 pm to 10 pm in the Park Circle distillery’s 4-acre field. Doors open at 6 pm.
DJ NattyHeavy is back to emcee the series and spin during set breaks. There will also be different food trucks each week and beer and wine available to purchase.
Here’s a look at the spring schedule:
Thursday, April 29 – Sam Bush
From teen fiddle champion to groundbreaking mandolinist to universally revered “King of Telluride,” there is only one Sam Bush. The son of Kentucky reared on Bill Monroe’s bluegrass came of age in the counter-culture cyclone of the late ‘60s. In the genre’s outsiders like the Osborne Brothers and The Dillards, Bush heard the future, and by the dawn of the 1970s was leading his own New Grass Revival, driven by the power of rock-and-roll and the freedom of improvisational jazz.
Bush and his hippie co-conspirators changed the bluegrass landscape, touring with Leon Russell, winning fans at festivals across the country, including favored status at Telluride, and recording Grammy-winning songs. At the group’s peak, after taking aim at the top of the Country charts, Bush walked away. Subsequent stints with Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck brought him well-deserved recognition, numerous awards, and the gushing respect of a whole new generation of bluegrass upstarts.
The once rebellious apprentice had become the genre’s gold-standard master. And now, for fans everywhere, the DVD documentary telling Bush’s full story, Revival: The Sam Bush Story, not only chronicles the life and career of the newgrass creator but weaves an emotional, inspiring story about the risks and rewards of being a musical iconoclast.
Saturday, May 1 – On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band
Saturday, May 8 – Runaway Gin – A Tribute To Phish
Thursday, May 13 – TBD
Saturday, May 15 – The High Divers with She Returns From War
Thursday, May 20 – Jimmie Allen
Saturday, May 22 – The Reckoning
Saturday, May 29 – Idlewild Revival – A Tribute to the Allman Brothers
Saturday, June 5 – Motown Throwdown
Saturday, June 12 – Night Moves with Taylor Hicks – A Tribute To Bob Seger
Saturday, June 19 – Elise Testone & BlackNoyze and special guest Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
Saturday, June 26 – The Midnight City Band
Capacity will be limited to 10% in order to keep 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 series is ticketed and 21+. Firefly encourages guests to bring their blankets and chairs to enjoy the concert but requests that they leave dogs, children, and outside food and drink at home.