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!



Under the Willow

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
$10 Advance / $12 Day Of Show
Sarasota  Florida
United States
This Newgrass band blends socially conscious lyrics with intricate compositions to evoke a sound that will have your feet stomping along with the rhythm. Sharing a love of acoustic music Hayley, Patrick, Joe and Erin at times will trade their instruments amongst each other, each equally proficient on guitar, mandolin or banjo. Each bringing their own style and approach to whichever instrument they are playing at any given time.
Performer Website: 
Under the Willow website

Community Contra Dance

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
(941) 894-6469
$8 adv/$10 door
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida  34236
United States
On Sunday this month! A Community Valentine's Dance at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 6pm with regular dancing at 6:30pm. Students are half price and kids 12 and under are free. Contra dancing is social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time. They then repeat the same figures with another couple, and so on.

Acoustic Bluesman Doug MacLeod

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 Blues Music Awards for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year (There's A Time), the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist born in the blues and rooted in the American tradition.
Performer Website: 
Doug MacLeod

Aztec Two Step PEACenter Benefit

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the folk/rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four plus decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies. The duo has performed worldwide, been critically acclaimed in major U.S. newspapers, reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including The King Biscuit Flour Hour and David Letterman. WSLR is a media sponsor only - BENEFIT PASSES DO NOT APPLY. FOOD TRUCK: Angry Mike's
Performer Website: 
Aztec Two Step

John Cowan w/ Darin and Brooke Aldridge

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $23 Advance /$28 Day Of Show
Sarasota  Florida
United States
John Cowan, also known as the Voice of Newgrass, has been singing his heart out for thirty-seven years now, and his soaring vocals have only improved with time. A true innovator, John applies his powerful pipes to genres from country, bluegrass, and gospel to soul, jazz, and rock-and-roll – often within the space of a single concert. His ability to move fluidly through multiple styles, and carry mesmerized audiences on the journey with him, has set him apart as one of the most loved and admired vocal artists of his generation, not just by fans and critics but among fellow musicians as well. Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right, Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music.
Performer Website: 
John Cowan

SALSA MEETS JAZZ w/ the Viva Cal Sextet

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Sarasota  Florida
United States
SALSA MEETS JAZZ Concert and Dance Event Remembering the Villege Gate Days ! Where In 1977, WRVR Jazz and Latin music DJ and Jazz musician/conga drummer Roger Dawson created and hosted a weekly event that brought top Latin bands together with a guest jazz soloist. Dawson named the event "Salsa Meets Jazz". Sonny Stitt with Eddie Palmieri, Dexter Gordon with Machito, Dizzy Gillespie with Tito Puente, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Hutcherson, David "Fathead" Newman, Slide Hampton, and Pharoah Sanders, to name a few, all jumped in to "jam" with the best salsa bands of the time. Come and celabrate SALSA MEETS JAZZ with Frankie Pineiro and the Viva Cal Sextet , featuring and All Star cast line up including the music of Cal Tjader, Cheo Feliciano, Ruben Blades and Tito Puente. Come and Dance the night away. Marty Morell / Vibraphone -- Phil Magallanes / Piano -- Joe Poter / Bass -- Yogui Medina / Bongo, Campana and Vocals -- Héctor Mayoral / Vocals and Percussion -- John Jenkins / Timbales -- Frankie Pineiro / Conga Drums

No Nonsense Nutrition Health Class

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $7
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Eve Plew's, host of No Nonsense Nutrition, is bringing back her popular health class. March 8 class title is MY BELLY, MY FRIEND and will focus on Improving digestion, Treating burp and bloat, Constipation and diarrhea.

Easy Street Bayou Band

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
$8 Ad/$10 door
Sarasota  Florida
United States
It's party time! Part-time Louisiana and Florida residents Mark Trichka and Lisa Brande have played the NOLA Jazzfest stage, toured with Zydeco and Cajun bands and now, along with percussionist Mary Morella, and guest drummer George Gabriel, bring a Mardi Gras state of mind to the Fogartyville stage. Come dance, or just enjoy, an evening of great Louisiana roots music (including Zydeco, Cajun, and Swamp Pop) by "Easy Street Bayou". Come early (7:15pm) for a dance lesson with Jerry Carrier.
Performer Website: 
Easy Street Duo

Community Contra Dance

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
Tickets: $8/$10
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Sunday, April 17, 6pm Tickets: $8 adv/$10 door Everyone is welcome from experienced dancers to dance newbies. There will be instructional walkthroughs starting at 6pm with regular dancing at 6:30pm. Students are half price and kids 12 and under are free. Contra dancing is social interaction, meeting people, and making new friends, set to music. A caller, usually working with a group of live musicians, guides new and experienced dancers alike through a variety of dances. A dancer and his or her partner dance a series of figures, or moves, with each other and with another couple for a short time. They then repeat the same figures with another couple, and so on.

Pat Donohue

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
Sarasota  Florida
United States
Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. A NEW ERA. After wrapping up almost twenty successful years as the guitarist and songwriter on “A Prairie Home Companion” on NPR, Pat now turns to full time concert touring, presenting master guitar workshops and attending prestigious music camps.
Performer Website: 
Pat Donohue

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