The recent music explosion in the 239 can be credited in part to The Safe Haven, a newly established venue in Cape Coral. Run by a group of locals hoping to provide an Open Mic Night to the Cape, The Safe Haven has been picking up new shows every week with growing popularity. The space was formerly known as The Venue, but aims to bring even larger and more diverse audiences with the name change and new management.
The man behind it all is named Jesús Miguel Núñez Garcia. Adamant about booking shows across genres within the community, Jesús is all about a feeling of acceptance in the space. “We welcome all. The only thing we don’t accept about the music scene is if people are ever destructive and potentially making people feel unsafe because of hardcore dancing. That’s why I called it the Safe Haven; I want people to feel like they can come to an open mic night or a show and feel safe, not judged and accepted.” With a small crew behind him, the Safe Haven will book all genres from rock, folk, jazz, metal, dubstep, powerpop, rap, and everything in between.
The Safe Haven crew are great guys looking to improve the Cape Coral and greater 239 scene, but they need help from any interested volunteers. If you want to get involved in putting together local shows and promoting, contact Jesús via the Safe Haven Facebook page or if you are a local band interested in shows, send them an e-mail.
Check out the Facebook event page below: