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!



Valerie Gillespie

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Valerie paid her dues in the university classrooms, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie-Mellon and a Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the University of South Florida. Being a well-rounded player is something that is very important to this talented performer. She might be seen one night playing classical pieces with the Florida Orchestra, the next evening playing with a jazz band in the park, then on Sunday morning you will usually find her playing in church. Don't miss her live with John O'leary on piano and Dave Rudolph on drums.
Performer Website: 
Valerie Gillespie

Films for a Future: Urban Roots

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
URBAN ROOTS is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) Mark MacInnis and Mathew Schmid, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
Performer Website: 
Urban Roots America

The Elements of Hip Hop

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Hip Hop is characterized by distinct elements, all of which represent the different manifestations of the culture: DJing, MCing, Breakdancing, graffiti art & beatboxing. These elements will all be showcased on October 10th, building on the principles of Peace, Love, Unity & having fun, as set forth by the godfather of Hip-Hop Afrika Bambaataa & The Zulu Nation. Don't miss local favorites Big Blu House, a neo-alt-funk/hip-hop band is known for its organic collaborations, and modern Hip Hop with old school sensibility. Featured performers also include Sota, Geno Mays, Yungn and Michael Paragon.

John McEuen with John Cable

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. McEuen will be performing with guitar player and vocalist, John Cable, another former member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and J. Robert, an incredible fiddle player from Marco Island.
Performer Website: 
John McEuen

Eat Local Guide Launch Party & Contra Dance Celebration

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Celebrate your community! Shwadevee Contra Band and Caller Joey Norton will help kick off our monthly contra dance series. Dance Lessons: 7:30pm Because the pattern of moves of each Contra Dance is repeated often, Contra Dances are easy to learn, and dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Proceeds from this dance will support the publication of the first Sarasota Eat Local Guide.

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.
Performer Website: 
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.
Performer Website: 
New Groove City

1-2 YES Early Voting Rally

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Come out and enjoy the music of RJ Howson and Treedom. We'll have information on all candidates/ballot amendments available from the League of Women Voters and rides to early voting locations will be offered.

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.
Performer Website: 
New Stages Tour 2014

Films for a Future: Gasland II

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
(941) 894-6469
525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
Gasland II is the explosive follow-up to Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated film, Gasland. Once again, he uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level.
Performer Website: 
Gasland the Movie

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