WSLR Events

When you buy tickets in advance for a WSLR show at Fogartyville, your name will be at Will Call at the door and you will have a seat reserved. You will not receive tickets in the mail. Reserved seats will only be held for 10 minutes after the published start time of the show. If your party purchases tickets separately but would like to sit together – please give us a call or send us an email to let us know. This will help save confusion on the day of the show. Student tickets are available at ½ price for all WSLR shows and kids under 12 are free with an adult. If you are attending the show with students – purchase adult tickets online – then either call 894-6469 or email info@wslr.org to let us know the total number in your party so we make sure we have seats for you. Look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!



Film Screening: Making a Killing

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Local filmmaker Bob Gray will be giving a FREE screening his new film "Making a Killing: From Bayonet Capitalism to Corporate Plutocracy". From Manifest Destiny to the permanent global war on terror, the history of military might in pursuit of American capitalists' interests is reviewed. Gray will be present for Q&A following the film.
Performer Website: 
Making a Killing Trailer

Grandpa's Cough Medicine

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
Ace's Lounge
4343 Palma Sola Blvd
Bradenton  Florida  34210
United States
WSLR welcomes back Grandpa’s Cough Medicine! They don't play your grandpa’s bluegrass. Instead, they fall squarely into what you might call “outlaw bluegrass”. With songs about corrupt politicians, executing would-be thieves, heavy metal induced killing sprees, the joys of pickin’ and many a drinkin’ song, GCM veers away from many of the traditional subjects so often heard in bluegrass music.
Performer Website: 
Grandpa's Cough Medicine

Grant Peeples with Rebecca Zapen

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Join us for this special May Day show. Red and Black attire optional. Grant Peeples is a compelling and gritty performer; his fresh, honest, incisive, and eloquent songs command your attention. He’s an original writer with a strong political awareness, writing for the little guys downtrodden by the world in the rush for ever greater prosperity. He'll be performing songs from his new CD Punishing the Myth as well as favorites from the past. He'll be joined by Rebecca Zapen, a third-generation musician that has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter.
Performer Website: 
Grant Peeples

Kim Lenz and the Jaguars with David Smash

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Kim Lenz exploded onto the rockabilly scene with her debut, Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars in 1998. Being the only female fronting an authentic 1950s-style rockabilly band at the time, Lenz immediately became a critics' darling and a high demand for nightclubs and festivals from Viva Las Vegas to the High Rock-A-Billy festival in Barcelona, Spain. With the release of 1999’s The One and Only, Rick Anderson of AllMusic.com declared, “Kim Lenz is the sexiest thing to happen to rockabilly music since Elvis Presley.” With high energy, creative songwriting, vocal pipes that'll blow you away and a cute Jaguar or two backing her up, Kim's performances guarantee a good time for all. And don't miss David Smash opening the show! This Musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, song writer and bandleader is a favorite of the Sarasota music scene.
Performer Website: 
Kim Lenz

Seeing Clearly: Vision Protection for Life

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Join us for another installment of our No Nonsense Nutrition Public Education Series with Eve Prang Plews, host of WSLR's No Nonsense Nutrition. She will be sharing her knowledge on sight and vision protection. Reduce dry eye, slow cataract development & prevent macular degeneration. Simple nutrients can protect vision as we age. Learn to protect your gift of sight.

Chillin' with Dylan

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Radio Free Carmela & the Transmitters join the Sarah Mac Band to pay tribute to Bob Dylan. Radio Free Carmela and the Transmitters are one of the most consistent purveyors of Americana-tinged rock music in the region with a fan base that ranges from small children to octogenarians. The Sarah Mac Band describes their sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul’.Sarah Mac’s voice at times has the full power and grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old soul or gospel singer.

The Garbage-Men Graduation Concert

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
The Garbage-Men are a band of five high schoolers who encourage recycling and giving back by playing music on instruments that they make themselves from garbage and recycled materials. The band has played at CNN, NYC Hall of Science, Times Square, Atlanta's Fox Theater for America's Got Talent, Tampa's MOSI, and The Orlando Science Center.