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!



Very Merry Jerry Day

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Get ready WSLR's Sixth Annual Very Merry Jerry Day! Enjoy cool crafts, great food and talented performers like Michael Miller and the Heart Machine, Koko Ray and the Keepers, Mumbo Jumbo, and sTone Fish!

Go, Granny D! - "You're Never Too Old To Raise A Little Hell"

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Never underestimate grannies. At age 90 Doris "Granny D" Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens highlight the story of this crusader whose steel determination took the world by surprise and elevated her to national fame. Smith summons the granny with the straw hat proclaiming across the U.S. "Corporations are not people! Democracy is!"
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Go. Granny D!

Big Shoals

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Hailing from Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from a loud roar to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your mind and hold on for days, the crowd always walks away wanting more. O'Captain, a brand new indie/folk band from Sarasota, will open the show.
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Big Shoals

Billgrass: A Tribute to the Father of Bluegrass

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Enjoy performances by Grandpa's Cough Medicine and the Florida Mountain Boys, each playing their own brand of bluegrass! Grandpa's Cough Medicine falls squarely into what is being called “outlaw bluegrass” by many folks; with songs about corrupt politicians, executing would-be thieves, heavy metal induced killing sprees, the joys of pickin’ and many a drinkin’ song. The Florida Mountain Boys play a wide variety of favorites from Old & In the Way, to O’Brother Where Art Thou, and more contemporary songs; no show is ever the same. Whether it’s their high tempo tunes or their sweet soulful harmonies, everybody finds something to love.

Rod MacDonald

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Rod MacDonald began his career as a singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, NY in 1973. Since then he has become known for his musicality and songs focusing on political and social events. Although often labeled a folk singer, his musical styles include rock, pop, country, light jazz, and blues. A tenor with a clear voice and wide range, Mac Donald's melodic songs will go straight into your heart and soul.
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Rod MacDonald

New Groove City featuring Gumbi Ortiz

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Gumbi Ortiz is known around the world for his exciting conga performance and his knowledge of rhythm and percussion. For the last 20 years Gumbi has been an integral part of superstar guitarist Al Di Meola’s band, a session player and leader of Florida based “The Latino Projekt”. During the last 10 years, The Latino Projekt have grown from a revolving base of young musicians who’ve learned from and played with Gumbi, into a full blown band who record and perform hardcore timba and real Cuban salsa music. As the band continues to evolve and grow, so does the band’s sound. In 2011 The Latino Projekt officially became New Groove City to better reflect a more soulful direction the band has taken.
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New Groove City

New Stages: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
In a world-premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious collision of young runaway lovers, adult authorities, amateur actors and mischievous tricksters. This classic gets a playful and contemporary staging while preserving the language that has delighted audiences’ imaginations for centuries.
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New Stages Tour 2014

Heather Maloney

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Heather Maloney’s influences are largely rooted in what she calls “adventurous folk,” but she pushes outward, digging deeper, and roaming wider. Her songs are populated by vivid characters that ultimately trace their way back to her, juicy touches of pop, and sometimes even a little dash of rock ’n’ roll.
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Heather Maloney