Fiddler’s Dream Performance Schedule

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How About Volunteering at Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse!

We need your help...  Fidds is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and our coffeehouse engine needs volunteers to keep it running.  Please consider helping out - greeting guests with a smile, making and pouring coffee and drinks, taking admission and even being an emcee. And you will get free admission for the night!  What a deal!

To find out more about being a Fiddler's Dream Volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator by SMS-texting your contact info to 602-997-9795. If you don't have a mobile phone, call and leave a message on our VMS at that same number.  It's that easy!  

Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  
Open on July 4th!

$5 admission. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Order of play determined by order of arrival.  One song per rotation. 

Many wonderful musicians have shared their music on the Fiddler's Dream stage over the years. Our open stage began in 1996! Our Open Mic Night is an Open Stage Night, as we are completely acoustic, so there aren't any mics... just a whole lot of good music, and an appreciative audience!

We’ve made a few changes in the New Year, hoping to improve the experience for our performers and our audience! Doors open at 6:00 pm, and we start playing at 6:30 pm. If you arrive by 6:30 pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you arrive after 6:30 pm, you will be added to the list under the red line, and play in the second round / rotation. We do a one-song rotation and a time limit of no more than 4 minutes per turn. Stick around, everybody plays! 

Play your turn - there are no substitutions or giving your turn to another performer. Give the performer their turn: unless you are invited to play with the performer, please don’t play-along with your instrument. Join the audience and listen! And please don’t play music outside, except to tune your instrument or quietly warm up a bit. Since we are all acoustic, sound does carry inside! 

We discourage the use of cell phones in the performance area.  Please turn them off or set to "vibrate".  Please do not audio or video record a performer without their permission.  Additional information is here.

Admission is $5. Thank you for having fun with us!

This Week's Events

Gail Steiger and Amy M. Hale Photo
Photo:  KJ Bump,  Dennis House, David Byrne, Farrah Fig   Credit: Facebook 

Friday July 12 ~ KJ Bump ~ Dennis House ~ David Byrne ~ Farrah Fig ~

8:00 pm:  Friday night showcases FOUR amazing performers!
KJ Bump, Dennis House, David Byrne, and Farrah Fig! Songwriters, singers, song interpreters, stringed instruments and great music all evening!

 Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.  Music starts at 8:00 pm.

Tim Terkelsen
Photo: Tim Terkelsen    Credit:  Facebook

Saturday July 13  ~ Lisa Hart ~ Tim Terkelsen ~

8:00 pm:  Lisa Hart - "My main influences came from the 60's & 70's when folk was putting all musicians in view. Jazz changed then too  as I grew up listening to big bands, Coltrane, Count Basie and others from my dad’s record collection. I loved it all! Bluegrass hit me in my early 30's and  I took that on by learning mandolin, which can be incorporated in everything! The sound is marvelous! All these genres have country and bluegrass as a base, which really stemmed from Americana of the 1800's. Home spun songs of the times to reflect the times. As I write, I hope to bring forth words and sounds that reflect our times and in a way that we all can enjoy."  

9:15 pm: Tim Terkelsen on guitar, a talented fellow doing his first set at the coffeehouse! Says Tim: "All of my early memories and quite a few of my songs took place in Buckeye. I am a lot of things before I am a singer or songwriter. To put my vocations and avocations in order it would go something like this: First, I am a husband of 35 years, (married to my beautiful Barbara), father of 4, & grandfather of 3. I am a Certified Public Accountant by trade, a cowboy at heart. Somewhere along in here is where the music fits in. My earliest musical influences include Merle Haggard, Charlie Pride & Hank Williams. These were the first 8 track tapes I bought when I got my first stereo in 8th grade. Later (in no particular order) Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Prine & Robert Earl Keen Jr all were influential in my musical development. To this group, I would add Jim Paul. Unless you are somehow involved in the reining horse business, you likely have never heard of Jim Paul. Jim makes one of a kind spurs and bits, is a world champion working cow horse trainer, and a pretty fair guitar picker. He is one of the most talented guys I know. Jim taught me my first chords on the guitar and is the father of two of my oldest and best friends, Jimmy and Randy Paul. My earliest recordings were done at Randy’s studio with him playing lead guitar, bass, dobro, and his brother John on the drums. Another significant factor in my songwriting history would be Gary Allen Odom (GAO). Gary was my best friend from 2nd grade until he was killed in a car wreck in 1981 at age 24. Gary and I began to write songs together and separately around 1978. Almost every one of my songs is based in the truth about people I have known or places I have been. I am an avid team r

Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.  Music starts at 8:00 pm.

Tuesday July 16  ~ NSAI Songwriter Workshop & Chapter Meeting ~

NSAI Phoenix, AZ Chapter will be having it's monthly chapter meeting / workshop on Tuesday at 6:00 pm at Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse! The NSAI Regional Chapter program is based on providing songwriters at every level an opportunity to learn more about the craft and business of songwriting. You have the opportunity to meet with fellow songwriters on a regular basis, receive and give song feedback, participate in creative songwriting lessons, and most importantly be a part of the NSAI songwriting community.

For more information: or contact

Doors open at 5:45 pm. Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how many we will have in attendance.
Hope you can make it! 


Mark your calendar for these upcoming special events.   Check our Facebook page for details. 

Friday July 19  ~ Kristen Marlo ~ Jeff and Jessie ~

Saturday July 20  ~ Nancy Elliott “The Heart Of It All” Workshop ~ ( Advance tickets available )

Friday July 26  ~ Laura Joy and Glen Gardner ~

Tuesday August 20  ~ NSAI Songwriter Workshop & Chapter Meeting

Saturday August 24  ~ Van Isaacson & Leah Jean ~ TBA ~    

Friday September 13  ~ Andrew Ryan ~ TBA ~

Saturday September 14  ~ Steve Spurgin ~ TBA ~

Tuesday September 17  ~ NSAI Songwriter Workshop & Chapter Meeting ~  

Saturday September 28  ~ Sue Harris and Liz Warren - An Evening of Story and Song ~

Tuesday October 15  ~ NSAI Songwriter Workshop & Chapter Meeting ~

Friday November 1  ~ Girls On The Road - Concert Night! ~

Saturday November 9  ~ Arizona Water Sentinels Benefit Music Festival! ~

Tuesday November 19  ~ NSAI Songwriter Workshop & Chapter Meeting ~

December  7  ~ We’re Not Dead Yet: Jamie Anderson, Deidre McCalla, Diane Davidson ~


Friday March 13  ~ The Rough and Tumble ~ TBA ~

Fiddler's Dream is located one block north of Glendale Avenue on 17th Street, on the Southeast corner of 17th Street and Cactus WREN. Use the newly opened Sprouts grocery at 16th Street and Glendale as a landmark - we are one block further East on Glendale, and when you reach 17th Street turn North and go one block to Cactus Wren.  1702 East Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.

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