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!



Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard "Accordionist of the Year" - Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards 2007
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Jeffery Broussard

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Ronnie Elliott

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Tickets $10 adv/$12 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. Ronnie Elliott has been called "a cult artist in the best sense of the word". Both are singer-songwriters, raconteurs and rock ’n’ roll historians but while Rev. Billy C. Wirtz pounds the keyboard and specializes in humorous ditties, Ronny Elliott strums the guitar and mostly delivers tales of a more somber tone. In other words, the two men are a perfect match. Every Friday they can be heard from 3-5 p.m. on WMNF (88.5) presenting the music that led to Elvis and the rest as well as their own singular records.

Finding a Path to Peace Series

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
FILM SCREENING: BUDRUS. Sunday, May 15, 6pm Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites Palestinian political factions and invites Israeli supporters to join an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Ayed succeeded in doing what many people believe to be impossible: he united feuding Palestinian political groups, including Fatah and Hamas; he brought women to the heart of the struggle by encouraging his daughter Iltezam's leadership; and welcoming hundreds of Israelis to cross into Palestinian territory for the first time and join this nonviolent effort.

Gabriel Hernandez Trio

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 day of show
Sarasota  Florida
United States
A great Cuban pianist, Gabriel Hernandez began his musical studies on piano at the age of seven years at the Conservatory of Music in Camagüey “Luis Casas Romero”, Cuba. At the age of 15, he won the CRME (Company Recordings and Musical Editions) Award for Best Musical Orchestration. He has performed in international jazz festivals where he has shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Michel Camilo, Danilo Perez, Phil Woods, James Carter, Chucho Valdez, Tito Puente, Leon Thomas, Dizzy Gillespie, among others. He toured internationally as the pianist of the band “Crisol”, directed by the North American trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

Passerine CD Release Party

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro (resonator slide guitar), the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. 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.

Singer/Songwriter Night w/ Mark Stuart

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
We'll have 3 singer/songwriters on the bill - Mark Stuart is our first. After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar "chops", and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife ("Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart"). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez).

Claire Lynch Band

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
$20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
“Lynch is the perfect mix of that famed trio Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. She's got the interpretive skills of Ronstadt, the clear and pure voice of Harris and the bluegrass soul of Parton...but she deserves all the accolades we can toss her way.” -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "...one of the classiest acts in bluegrass today ... infinitely expressive voice..." The Nashville Scene