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!



Two Day Hand-Cranked Festival Ticket - $30

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:00pm to Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 11:45pm
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Enjoy two great days of music and save on your admission!

WSLR Hand-Cranked Festival: Day 1- Cigar Box Guitar Festival With Steve Arvey & Ben Prestage

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
A Celebration of Cigar Box Guitars with the Garbagemen, Steve Arvey & the Delta Swamp Rats, and Ben Prestage! The Garbagemen are a funky group that encourage recycling and giving back by playing music on instruments made from garbage and recycled materials. Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats bring a unique low down dirty blues and modern Mississippi Delta Funk sound, that mixes cigar Box Screaming Slide Guitar with Big Tone Harmonica and Heavy Drum. And, acoustic blues-man Ben Prestage is an old-school stylist, mining the rich history of the Mississippi Delta blues, Roots Music, and Americana in his inspired one-man-band performances. Together, they make for an unforgettable show.

WSLR Hand-Cranked Festival: Day 2

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 4:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Featuring the Wholetones, Wester Joseph's Stereo VuDu, Strangeways, and more! Combining impressive technical skill with the spontaneity of jazz and drive of bluegrass, the Wholetones put on a captivating live show, jumping from folk to metal. Wester Joseph's Stereo VuDu is a unique rock band, with a flair for the unexpected. And, Strangeways will be bringing their own original blend of reggae and ska. Don’t miss these great performers, come celebrate 10 years on the air with us!

Move to Amend Barnstorming Tour w/ David Cobb

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 545-5635
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
David Cobb is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need. In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket.

Reducing Anxiety and Improving Mood

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
Join Eve Prang Plews, host of WSLR's No Nonsense Nutrition (Mondays at 9am), for a discussion of how to reduce anxiety and improve mood.

Dan Bern

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released eighteen albums since 1997 and built a loyal following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms. Since 2007, Bern has also focused his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects, including Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Get Him to the Greek, and Zero Effect
Performer Website: 
Dan Bern

Films for a Future: Passive House Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Passive House Revolution takes you on a journey through the most important development in building design, construction, and retrofitting in a generation.

Blue Eyed Bettys CD Release Party

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34230
United States
With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar (often joined by Jamie Mohamdein on upright bass), The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their folky-bluegrass sound. But what always seems to grab audiences immediately are their powerful vocals in three part harmony. All actors by trade, The Blue Eyed Bettys met while doing a new play together at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. They are singers and storytellers first; therein lies their ability to turn boisterous bars into attentive listening rooms and sleepy pubs into raucous parties as they weave stories of life and love with their exuberant performances.
Performer Website: 
Blue Eyed Bettys

Bad Santa with Grant Peeples

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Your last chance to be naughty before you have to be nice! Grant Peeples presents a night of bawdy entertainment sure make your holidays bright!
Performer Website: 
Grant Peeples

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.

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