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!



The Funx A Cappella Supergroup

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
$10 advance/$12 day of show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida
United States
The Funx are a soulful supergroup dedicated to bringing more original music to the a cappella world, featuring talent from some of your favorite TV competition shows. With arrangements and vocal percussion from The Sing-Off arranger and group coach Robert Dietz, and the incredible soaring tenor of Nate Tao from American Idol, The Funx has a complete arsenal of a cappella weapons including sexy soulstress Ariel Arbisser, funky bass, Crawford Doran, and powerhouse singer-songwriter, Harry Nichols. Traveling the country singing a range of covers and originals, The Funx will get you grooving!
Performer Website: 
The Funx

Book Talk: The Social Profit Handbook

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
FREE
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
The Social Profit Handbook offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance. About the Author: David Grant is the former president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the foundation’s major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation’s major initiatives (Poetry and Nonprofit Capacity Building).

Big Night Out

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
$5 Advance - $7 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Big Night Out is a variety dance band which performs Latin, R&B and Island dance music. A powerful horn section and grooving conga add to the commanding vocals of Frank Alverez. Big Night Out, over the past decade, has become one of southwest Florida’s most in demand dances bands.
Performer Website: 
http://www.bignightout.org/

Caravan of Thieves

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
$10 adv/$15 day of show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Caravan of Thieves hearken back to a day gone by, the swing era, when music and entertainment reached a creative height but was not yet diluted by big business and commercialism. Tin pan alley songwriters, late romantic and early 20th century classical composers, early jazz and swing musicians and vaudeville entertainers guided them to the sound they made their own. Artists such as Duke Ellington and Django Reinhardt brought an elegance and style along with a fun and free spirit and precision craftsmanship to their music, which Caravan have taken in and absorbed.
Performer Website: 
Caravan of Thieves Website

Barefoot Movement

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
$12 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Crowding around a single microphone, The Barefoot Movement are as fun to watch as they are to hear. With effortlessly executed transitions, the pacing between the softer and more vigorous numbers constantly has fans on the edge of their seats. The band features Tommy Norris on mandolin, Noah Wall on fiddle, Hasee Ciaccio on bass, and Alex Conerly on guitar.
Performer Website: 
Barefoot Movement Website

Water: An Endangered Resource Art Opening and Film

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
FREE
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Saturday, April 11 Art Opening at 6pm Film at 7pm FREE Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow. Special guest Craig Stevens will be on hand to share his experience with fracking on his land in PA. Sponsored by the PEACenter, Food and Water Watch, Suncoast Waterkeeper, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Transition Sarasota and WSLR
Performer Website: 
Film website

The Art of the Blues - Steve Arvey & Bill Buchman

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
$10 adv/ $12 Day of Show
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Sunday, April 12, 7pm Tickets: $10 When you hear this new CD by the Art of Blues you will know immediately you are listening to something special. The band consists of musical veterans who have all earned their stripes playing with the best of the best for many decades. What comes through is a rollicking brand of playing … a mood of joy, depth, confidence and fun that is only achievable when you’ve got guys with deep musical roots who know what they are doing and who take the greatest pleasure in doing it. The formation of a band with this level of musicianship and maturity to celebrate the art of playing the blues is a rare happening.

Ben & Jerry's FREE Cone Day

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm
Ben & Jerry's
372 St Armands Cir
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Every year Ben & Jerry's holds a free cone day to inspire people to donate to a local organization that they support. This year that cause is WSLR! We'll be hanging out outside of Ben & Jerry's in St. Armand's Circle from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 14th, 2015. Cones are FREE but don't forget your pocket change, cup holder change (you know you have at least $5 to spare in there!) and believe it or not we'll also take credit cards! "High fives" are also allowed but no "low fives" PLEASE! Your options on how to support your local radio station are endless. So, come on out and say "Hi" to your WSLR programmers and volunteers on April 14th, 2015!

Community Contra Dance

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 7:30pm
(941) 894-6469
$8
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
WSLR continues their monthly contra dance series at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 7:30pm with regular dancing at 8pm. Terns at Tide will be providing the music.

Films for a Future: The Unforeseen

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
$5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6pm Potluck; 7pm Film Screening Winner of the 2008 Independent Spirit Award “Truer than Fiction” Prize. An ambitious west Texas farm boy with grandiose plans tires of living at the mercy of nature and sets out to find a life with more control. He heads to Austin where he becomes a real estate developer and skillfully capitalizes on the growth of this 1970s boomtown. At the peak of his powers, he transforms 4,000 acres of pristine Hill Country into one of the state’s largest and fastest selling subdivisions. When the development threatens a local treasure, a fragile limestone aquifer and a naturally spring-fed swimming hole, the community fights back. In the conflict that ensues, we see in miniature a struggle that today plays out in communities across the country.

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