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!



2015 Giving Partner Challenge

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
DOUBLE YOUR MONEY & HELP THE SUN RISE FOR WSLR! The 2015 Giving Partner Challenge offers WSLR a tremendous opportunity to raise funds to purchase and install our second 5 KW Solar System at the same time we work to ELIMINATE the need for our FALL fund drive. If you are a NEW DONOR in this year’s Giving Challenge any donation (up to $250) that you make between Noon, Tuesday, September 1 and Noon, Wednesday, September 2 will be fully matched. That’s right, you can double the value of your donation to WSLR by visiting www.GivingPartnerChallenge.org during this 24-hour period and making a tax-deductible contribution. How cool is that? Thanks for supporting a live, local, independent voice on the airwaves!

Richard Shindell

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $20 adv/$25 day of show
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Richard Shindell is an American folk songwriter. Shindell grew up in Port Washington, New York. He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his wife, a university professor, and their children. Shindell has demonstrated a penchant for songwriting at once passionate and profound. He has a unique ability to morph into the soul of the many and varied personalities he casts as narrators in certain songs--songs that are veritable novellas framed in haunting acoustic melodies, sometimes including cryptic, revelations through the eyes of a woman.
Performer Website: 
Richard Shindell

Dr. Nik: A Selekt Retrospektive Art Opening w/ Joe Bruno's New Orleans Hot Dogs

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
(941) 545-5635
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
You've seen his decorated bikes stationed at various places around town. Now it's time to meet the man and see a broader collection of his artwork. Doctor Nik’s art inspires individuals to take a second look at undisguised, commonly discarded objects, and bestow upon them a vibrant secondary life with a new purpose. His creations show that you can transform any and all rejected items into a trove of treasures. Entertainment will include a Puppet Performance and Joe Bruno's "New Orleans Hot Dogs" with Guest Vocalist Synia Carroll singing hits of the "Hot Jazz Era".
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Bill Schustik Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Rogues and romance, macabre twists of fate, gruesome gaffes, belly laughs, ghost ships and treasure hunts; all make a musical escapade into the lore of piracy on the high seas. An ancient rhyme praises the daring of the Scots pirate, (Henry Martin). Drinking songs and shanties give testimony to excess, mortality, (Down Among the Dead Men, Drunken Sailor) and ultimate retribution. (Hanging' Johnny) . Come join us as American Troubadour Bill Schustik shares stories, songs and tales of the pirates of old.
Performer Website: 
Bill Schustik's website

Films for a Future: The Next Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Donation: $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.

Passerine and Oak Hay

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $8/$10
Sarasota  Florida
United States
With inventive vocal harmonies and song-writing, supported by the sounds of acoustic strings, Passerine offers a fresh take on traditional folk and bluegrass music as well as a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana. Oak Hay is an original folk and bluegrass string band from the Tampa Bay area.
Performer Website: 
Passerine

Grant Peeples and the Sarah Mac Band

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
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. The Sarah Mac Band "serves up an impossible to categorize, but easy to listen blend of styles that is refreshing and honest. The combination of exceptional vocal lines, intricate guitar work and funk-influenced bass lines converge into music that has to be heard to be believed." -Mike McHargue, President, Pixel Records
Performer Website: 
Grant Peeple's Website

Wordier Than Thou Storytellers Open Mic

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
$5
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
This unique open mic focuses on storytelling and fiction -- 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. Featured readers will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. We encourage all readers to stay to the end and support everyone who signs up to share their work.

Community Contra Dance

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
(941) 894-6469
$8 adv/$10 door
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm. Students are half price and kids 12 and under are free. Contra dancing is social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time. They then repeat the same figures with another couple, and so on.

Badi Assad

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $20 adv/$25 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Brazil’s Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented Artists of all times and is lauded as one of the world’s most unique and cross-transcendental performance artists of this generation. She transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and world/ethnic sounds from around the world. As a result, the extraordinary singer, guitarist, and percussionist is successfully forging an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization.
Performer Website: 
Badi Assad's Website

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