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!



La Lucha

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
$10 adv/ $12 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & United States. Its members are Alejandro Arenas, bass; Mark Feinman, drums; and John O’Leary, piano. Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Jazz standards, Latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. Each member of the trio has extensive national and international performance experience, including a tour of Italy and France with performances at the “Umbria Jazz Festival” and “Jazz a Juan” in Juan Les Pins. La Lucha aims to create music that transcends genres and classifications. They consider music to be live art, which will continue to breathe, grow and evolve with their commitment to it.
Performer Website: 
La Lucha Music

WAHH! World Fusion Band

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
$12 in Advance/$15 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Wahh!' in India is a popular word that expresses 'Great Inner Joy and Appreciation'... Trailblazers of a unique and multiform sound, ‘WAHH!’ is rooted in India’s rich traditional musical culture and enveloped in an artful weave of Jazz, Rock and Funk. The highlights of WAHH’’s many recent performances include playing to a fully packed theatre of enthusiastic fans at the Tropical Heatwave Festival where WAHH! received a standing ovation from the ‘standing room only’ crowd, performing for Tampa Bay’s prestigious ‘Gasparilla Music Festival, the ICC Fundraiser Concert with an audience of over 500 people and The WMNF Radio Benefit Concert at the Hideaway in St. Pete, Fl where the venue had to turn people away because they were over-capacity. Reflecting prominent, traditional Indian influences and strong Western influences, WAHH! World Fusion Band also brings in subtle influences from the Middle East and Africa. WAHH!’s masterful fusing of musical genres and artful combination of traditional and modern musical expression appeals to wide and diverse audiences with a distinct Global Appeal.

Luca Sestak: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:00pm
$10 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Come check out 20-year-old Blues & Boogie Woogie piano sensation from Germany, Luca Sestak. You will love his youthful enthusiasm as well as his astonishing skill and technical expertise! David Smash will open the show. $10 advance $15 at the door
Performer Website: 
Luca's website

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
$12 adv/$15 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Sarah Lee Guthrie is the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie, while Johnny Irion is the grand-nephew of author John Steinbeck. Since marrying in 1999, Guthrie and Irion have released five albums together, including this year's Wassaic Way. The duo recorded its latest LP with help from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone in the band's loft.
Performer Website: 
Sarah Lee and Johnny's Website

Kevin So with pedal steel great Buck Reid

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
$12 in Advance/$15 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Kevin is the best singer songwriter you may never have heard. His newest CD, Countryside, was described as "something like a cross between Brad Paisley and Pat Metheny, but that doesn't quite hit the mark. There are so many well-executed elements to this recording, the description I finally came up with is - simply something you'll love if you're a fan of originality, melody, surprising lyrics and beautiful instrumentation, beautifully played." Kevin's music ranges from blues, to R&B, to country and whether he's playing as a solo artist or with a band he's an artist you won't want to miss.
Performer Website: 
http://www.kevinso.com/

Community Contra Dance

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
(941) 894-6469
$8
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
WSLR continues their monthly contra dance series at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm.

Blues with Chris Thomas King

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
$25 Advance/ $30 day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida
United States
For Grammy Award-winning guitarist Chris Thomas King, the blues has always been a family business. He spent his early years working at Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall, a Baton Rouge, La., juke joint owned and operated by his family for 25 years. A string of well-received records, including 1990's "Cry of the Prophets," 1995's "Red Mud" and 1999's "Me, My Guitar and the Blues," followed. But the guitarist didn't gain widespread fame until appearing in Joel and Ethan Coen's film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" in 2000. King is currently working on a new album, "Shades of Treme," which takes its name from a New Orleans neighborhood. "That new music rocks," King said. "I crank up my amplifier and play what I like to think is real exciting blues rock."

Films for a Future: Voices of Transition

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
$5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Potluck @ 6pm; Film @ 7pm By focusing on immediate profit and ignoring millennia of experience in agronomy, agroindustry is responsible for the unprecedented erosion of soils now occurring around the world. Add climate change and dwindling natural resources to the picture, and it would appear that even societies in the Global North are no longer safe from famines. Voices of Transition is a film which is optimistic but clear-sighted. It makes clear that these current and impending crises are, in fact, positive challenges!

Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
$12 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Nashville's Bradford Lee Folk makes good-times bluegrass that's not afraid to punch your gut. If you want to reach Bradford Lee Folk, call him after two pm, Nashville time. That’s because before two o’clock, he’s out on his tractor in the fields of an organic farm outside the city, farming for a living. After 2pm, Brad heads back into Nashville to set up for a long night of burning bluegrass and rootsy Americana with his band The Bluegrass Playboys. That juxtaposition between the gritty dirt of the country and the glitz of Nashville lies at the heart of Bradford Lee Folk’s music.
Performer Website: 
Bradford Lee Folk

Films for a Future: The Next Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
$5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Potluck @ 6pm/Film @7pm While some environmental observers predict doomsday scenarios in which a rapidly increasing human population is forced to compete for ever scarcer natural resources, Bill McDonough sees a more exciting and hopeful future. In his vision humanity takes nature itself as our guide reinventing technical enterprises to be as safe and ever-renewing as natural processes.

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