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!



Wordier Than Thou

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Wordier Than Thou returns to Sarasota! This unique open mic focuses on storytelling -- no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area's wordsmiths. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Readings will begin around 7 p.m. A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. Suggested $5 donation at the door and refreshments available.

Melissa Greener

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Nashville based folk-crooner Melissa Greener tells the truth. Her songs captivate with quirkily crafted lyrics, dynamic melodies and loads of groove. Transistor Corazón, her third studio release, explores complexities of the heart - the circuitry versus the soul. Greener’s sound combines modernist lyricism and a soulful 1960’s Laurel Canyon under the guise of a vibey tremelo electric guitar.
Performer Website: 
Melissa Greener

The Banditos Band

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Banditos, a Nashville, Tenn.-based sextet, seem like several bands at once. Running the gamut from torch-song style balladry to raucous, four-on-the-floor rock, the band is a veritable jukebox of rough-around-the-edges musical styles. The players juggle multiple instruments, including a kazoo, and powerhouse vocalist Mary Richardson trades her full-tilt belting with the more laidback approach of singers Corey Parsons and Steve Pierce.
Performer Website: 
Banditos

Joe Crookston

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Joe Crookston is an artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates and you’ll end up in the moment, humming & buzzing with the rest of the crowd.
Performer Website: 
Joe Crookston

Finding A Path to Peace: On The Side of The Road: Film Screening

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
New College - HCL7
5800 Bayshore Road
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.

Health Class with Eve Prang Plews

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
(941) 894-6469
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
No Nonsense Nutrition host Eve Prang Plews continues her monthly classes. On Feb 10th, Eve will address the Cholesterol Myth and how to improve heart health with food & nutrients.

Blair Crimmins and The Hookers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now, he has toured the Eastern United States playing large venues and has opened for national acts such as Mumford & Sons and O.A.R. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone.
Performer Website: 
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers

Films for a Future: Within Reach

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Journey to Find Sustainable Community documents one couple's pedal-powered journey across the United States in search of a new home in sustainable community.
Performer Website: 
Within Reach

Roy Book Binder with Frank Bowman on Clarinet

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Roy Book Binder is a living treasure of American Blues, Ragtime and Old Timey music. He is the epitome of the singing, songwriting, storytelling Bluesman troubadour. From the early sixties Roy became a student and friend of the Rev. Gary Davis and it was from these early days he became equally at home with Blues and Ragtime. He is known to shift from open tunings to slide arrangements set to his original and sometimes quirky tongue in cheek compositions, with both traditional and self-styled licks. He will be accompanied by Frank Bowman on Clarinet.

Drum, Dance, Rise on VDAY 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Out of Door Academy
5950 Deer Drive
Sarasota  Florida  34240
United States
This year, The Power of Love is expanding its vision to include both men and teens. To understand the vital role men play in this issue, the keynote speaker will be Neil Phillips, Founder of Visible Men—The Success Network for Black Boys and Men, and Visible Men Academy. Performers include Fuzion Dance and Barbara Gail of The Rhythm Inlet with DrumRise!

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