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!



Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:30pm
$12 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Nashville's Bradford Lee Folk makes good-times bluegrass that's not afraid to punch your gut. If you want to reach Bradford Lee Folk, call him after two pm, Nashville time. That’s because before two o’clock, he’s out on his tractor in the fields of an organic farm outside the city, farming for a living. After 2pm, Brad heads back into Nashville to set up for a long night of burning bluegrass and rootsy Americana with his band The Bluegrass Playboys. That juxtaposition between the gritty dirt of the country and the glitz of Nashville lies at the heart of Bradford Lee Folk’s music.
Performer Website: 
Bradford Lee Folk

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 8:30pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Tickets: $15 Adv/$18 Door
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours are based in Nashville, TN, but they're as far from country's mainstream as you can get. The band's moniker is a tip-off that everything isn't exactly serious, but McClain isn't a novelty act. The Troubadours are a revolving cadre of top-notch pickers who can play cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads, and soulful R&B dance tunes without breaking a sweat. McClain adds his songwriting, a relaxed tenor with the understated elegance of all good country singers and a storyteller's gift of gab to the proceedings for a show that's both down-home and high tone.
Performer Website: 
Antsy's Website

7th Annual Very Merry Jerry Day

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $10
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Celebrating the life and times of The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. Bands include Must Be Jelly, Not Tuna, Steve Arvey & Friends, and kid red and friends (featuring the New Riders of the Purple Sage). Schedule: Must Be Jelly - 4:00-4:55 , - Not Tuna - 5:15-6:10 , Steve Arvey & Friends - 6:30-7:25 , kid red & friends - 7:45-8:40.

Bill Schustik Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$12 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Rogues and romance, macabre twists of fate, gruesome gaffes, belly laughs, ghost ships and treasure hunts; all make a musical escapade into the lore of piracy on the high seas. An ancient rhyme praises the daring of the Scots pirate, (Henry Martin). Drinking songs and shanties give testimony to excess, mortality, (Down Among the Dead Men, Drunken Sailor) and ultimate retribution. (Hanging' Johnny) . Come join us as American Troubadour Bill Schustik shares stories, songs and tales of the pirates of old.
Performer Website: 
Bill Schustik's website

Films for a Future: The Next Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Donation: $5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Potluck @ 6pm/Film @7pm While some environmental observers predict doomsday scenarios in which a rapidly increasing human population is forced to compete for ever scarcer natural resources, Bill McDonough sees a more exciting and hopeful future. In his vision humanity takes nature itself as our guide reinventing technical enterprises to be as safe and ever-renewing as natural processes.

Grant Peeples and the Sarah Mac Band

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Grant Peeples is a compelling and gritty performer; his fresh, honest, incisive, and eloquent songs command your attention. He’s an original writer with a strong political awareness, writing for the little guys downtrodden by the world in the rush for ever greater prosperity. The Sarah Mac Band "serves up an impossible to categorize, but easy to listen blend of styles that is refreshing and honest. The combination of exceptional vocal lines, intricate guitar work and funk-influenced bass lines converge into music that has to be heard to be believed." -Mike McHargue, President, Pixel Records
Performer Website: 
Grant Peeple's Website

Badi Assad

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $20 adv/$25 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Brazil’s Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented Artists of all times and is lauded as one of the world’s most unique and cross-transcendental performance artists of this generation. She transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and world/ethnic sounds from around the world. As a result, the extraordinary singer, guitarist, and percussionist is successfully forging an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization.
Performer Website: 
Badi Assad's Website

Films for a Future: Food Chains

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
$5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Potluck @ 6pm/Film @ 7pm Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions.

Brian Smalley & Roy Schneider

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/$15 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Roy Schneider is that rare species, a troubador who sings with passion, plays with a natural fluency and writes from the heart. Brian Smalley's acoustic novel "Chickens Pigs" based in Civil War era Florida was named Best Florida Folk CD of 2013 by the Florida Times-Union. Brian's latest CD "KEY" is an acoustic novel set in the Florida Keys telling the fictional story of Painter Kellet & Compass Rose. The songs Brian has written borrow from old-time flat-pick guitar and new-grass, but his style is hard to pigeon-hole. He sings with a soulful, earthy voice, and his live performances tend to be just that: Lively!
Performer Website: 
Roy Schneider's Website

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
Tickets: $25 adv/$30 door
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well. Equal parts Washington Irving and Woodstock, the band taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Playing art school roots-rock, trad folk and a moody but uplifting americana, they possess an extensive instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin).
Performer Website: 
Slambovians Website

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