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!



Films for a Future: Voices of Transition

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
$5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Potluck @ 6pm; Film @ 7pm By focusing on immediate profit and ignoring millennia of experience in agronomy, agroindustry is responsible for the unprecedented erosion of soils now occurring around the world. Add climate change and dwindling natural resources to the picture, and it would appear that even societies in the Global North are no longer safe from famines. Voices of Transition is a film which is optimistic but clear-sighted. It makes clear that these current and impending crises are, in fact, positive challenges!

Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
$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 - 8:00pm
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

Films for a Future: The Next Industrial Revolution

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
$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.

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.

Films for a Future: Rev. Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
$5
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct.
Sarasota  Florida  34234
United States
Potluck @ 6pm/Film @ 7pm Reverend Billy, a.k.a. Bill Talen, is an actor/performance artist and a leading figure in the anti-globalization movement. His work combines the forces of social and political change with the means of theater arts to counteract our media culture. His artistic and political work is influenced by various concepts of "street theater." His disruptions or "shopping interventions" in public spaces are in the tradition of the Living Theater, José Bové, Lenny Bruce, The Yippies.