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!



Get Your Phil On! - A Phil Ochs Tribute Night

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Phil Ochs was an American protest singer and songwriter known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. Ochs committed suicide at the age of 35. John Howard, Carey Chaney, James Hawkins, Jim Glover, Mindy Simmons, CC Carter, Steve McAllister, Robert Killian and more on stage this night.

Community Contra Dance

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Many contra dancers will tell you that it’s “the most fun you can have with your clothes on” so mark your calendar and join the celebration. Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm. This event is supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society. www.cdss.org

New Year's Eve with WSLR

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:00pm to Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:00am
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Join your friends at WSLR Community Radio for a Family Friendly New's Years Eve Party featuring Renesito Avich, the David Smash Band, and The Dram. Last year’s popular hat-making station will be back so all party-goers will be able to fashion a unique topper. Attendees are invited to bring their own noisemakers for the Midnight Kumquat Drop. Cuban-born Renesito Avich is a world-class tres player. He was the guitarist for the legendary band of Salsa “Elito Revé y su Charangón”, touring in Europe and America. With a blend of violin, keyboard, and distorted guitar, The Dram is an Americana six-piece that walks the line between punk and southern rock. David Smash is a 21-year-old musical sensation from Lithuania. In school he specialized in classical guitar and piano, but he can also play the bass guitar, drums, xylophone, and harmonica. He write songs in blues, rock and roll, gospel, rock, country and jazz styles.
Performer Website: 
Renesito Avich

Films for a Future: Shift Change

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work tells the little-known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
Performer Website: 
Shift Change

Hardin and Burns

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
"The new Hardin Burns recording Down the Deep Well stands out and begs for repeated listening. Andy Hardin and Jeannie Burns make up the best duo in Americana today. Yes the best. Name all the others and this tight-knit musical couple blows them away with better songs, playing and singing. While they haven't felt the 'buzz" that some others have, they are worthy of your attention, and their new CD "Down The Deep Well" is among my favorites of the year!!" - Greg Johnson, Director of the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Festival
Performer Website: 
Hardin and Burns

Tommy Womack w/ Tim Easton

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Wednesday, January 14, 8pm As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from “Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster” to “Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,” and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. Tim Easton is a Nashville--based American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll music.

Community Contra Dance

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes Many contra dancers will tell you that it’s “the most fun you can have with your clothes on” so mark your calendar and join the celebration. Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm.

The Appleseed Collective

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger and you've just conjured the sound of The Appleseed Collective. They are force of nature driven by their local community and developed by a strong sense of do-it-yourself drive. In an age of corporations and climate change, the band’s commitment to buying & selling local, eating from gardens, and being their own bosses has led to the kind of success that feels simply organic. And don't miss Jen & Ray, a Sarasota based acoustic duo, opening the show!
Performer Website: 
The Appleseed Collective

Tim Grimm, Dana and Mindy Simmons present Songs of Peace and Justice

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Celebrate MLK Day with a concert of songs of peace and justice with Tim Grimm and Mindy Simmons and Jon Brooks “Tim Grimm is another link in the chain of literate singer songwriters that sees a side to the story that we always miss. The songs are little novels that unfold slowly and then knock you off your feet when you’re not looking… A real find.” Village Records A seasoned professional, Mindy Simmons has toured nationwide since 1980. Her repertoire is a soulful combination of originals and standards that has shaped her career. She has sold thousands of her CD's to her growing loyal fan base.

Claudia Schmidt

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. Work in clubs, theaters, festivals, TV, radio has added depth and dimension, and since she has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder.
Performer Website: 
Claudia Schmidt

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