From June 2020 to June 2021, the Safe Sounds concert series orchestrated over 40 concerts, each one reminding us that even in isolation, the power of human connection could not be stifled. What had begun as a gathering of
500 attendees in Safe Squares, designated areas spaced apart on the sprawling 4-acre field at Firefly’s newly revitalized location, gradually evolved into a movement that could no longer be contained. The demand for these transformative experiences surged, and capacity was expanded to accommodate up to 750 individuals, as the shows continuously sold out.
The Safe Squares, which provided four tickets within its 10×10 dimensions and were meticulously separated from one another by an 8-foot distance on all sides, had become islands of hope.
“It was an outlet to relieve the day-to-day stress of what was going to happen and what had already happened,” said Rob Lamble, promoter at Ear for Music. “Being able to come out and express your feelings during a show is part of what is cool and magical about music. I feel like everyone needed that outlet, especially during that time.”