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!



Wordier Than Thou

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Wordier Than Thou is coming to Sarasota! This unique open mic focuses on storytelling -- 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. A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed.
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Wordier than Thou

Only Fifty Civil Rights Art Exhibit Opening

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 545-5635
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Celebrate the opening of the "Only Fifty" Art Exhibit at Fogartyville, featuring New Orleans artist, Brandan Odums, and the collection Fifty Signs Of Freedom. Please join us for this presentation in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Go, Granny D! - "You're Never Too Old To Raise A Little Hell"

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Never underestimate grannies. At age 90 Doris "Granny D" Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. Off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens highlight the story of this crusader whose steel determination took the world by surprise and elevated her to national fame. Smith summons the granny with the straw hat proclaiming across the U.S. "Corporations are not people! Democracy is!"
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Go. Granny D!

Big Shoals

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Hailing from Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from a loud roar to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your mind and hold on for days, the crowd always walks away wanting more. O'Captain, a brand new indie/folk band from Sarasota, will open the show.
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Big Shoals

Billgrass: A Tribute to the Father of Bluegrass

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Enjoy performances by Grandpa's Cough Medicine and the Florida Mountain Boys, each playing their own brand of bluegrass! Grandpa's Cough Medicine falls squarely into what is being called “outlaw bluegrass” by many folks; with songs about corrupt politicians, executing would-be thieves, heavy metal induced killing sprees, the joys of pickin’ and many a drinkin’ song. The Florida Mountain Boys play a wide variety of favorites from Old & In the Way, to O’Brother Where Art Thou, and more contemporary songs; no show is ever the same. Whether it’s their high tempo tunes or their sweet soulful harmonies, everybody finds something to love.

Les Sabler's Tribute to Jobim

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Les Sabler sings in Portuguese and English while playing bass and guitar on this luscious tribute to the bossa nova king Antonio Carlos Jobim. Les celebrates the emotional power and enduring beauty of the Brazilian composer’s works with a soulful and heartfelt Jobim Tribute. More than simply a wonderful re-visitation of familiar songs and an exploration of lesser known Jobim classics, the renowned guitarist and vocalist’s labor of love recording captures the spirit of global unity at a time when Rio de Janeiro is gearing up for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Brazil hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup--whose slogan was “All In One Rhythm.”
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Les Sabler

John McEuen

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (now in their 44th year) John McEuen has continually performed since 1964 - 8,500 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles - both with the band and as a solo performer. Beyond performing, he has a rich history of creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences. He brings his guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin along with favorite Dirt Band songs and the stories behind them.
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John McEuen

Rod MacDonald

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Rod MacDonald began his career as a singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, NY in 1973. Since then he has become known for his musicality and songs focusing on political and social events. Although often labeled a folk singer, his musical styles include rock, pop, country, light jazz, and blues. A tenor with a clear voice and wide range, Mac Donald's melodic songs will go straight into your heart and soul.
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Rod MacDonald

New Groove City featuring Gumbi Ortiz

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Gumbi Ortiz is known around the world for his exciting conga performance and his knowledge of rhythm and percussion. For the last 20 years Gumbi has been an integral part of superstar guitarist Al Di Meola’s band, a session player and leader of Florida based “The Latino Projekt”. During the last 10 years, The Latino Projekt have grown from a revolving base of young musicians who’ve learned from and played with Gumbi, into a full blown band who record and perform hardcore timba and real Cuban salsa music. As the band continues to evolve and grow, so does the band’s sound. In 2011 The Latino Projekt officially became New Groove City to better reflect a more soulful direction the band has taken.
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New Groove City

New Stages: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
In a world-premiere adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious collision of young runaway lovers, adult authorities, amateur actors and mischievous tricksters. This classic gets a playful and contemporary staging while preserving the language that has delighted audiences’ imaginations for centuries.
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New Stages Tour 2014

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