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Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. $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!
Friday January 18 ~ Guitar Clinic / Workshop with Forest Bailey! ~
6:15 pm, Join Forest Bailey for a special workshop of guitar study and original music. Forest will be teaching on the subject of Modern Fingerstyle, expanding the capabilities of a guitar. This workshop will be great for anyone looking to improve and expand their playing abilities on a acoustic guitar! Participants will only need their acoustic guitar; it is recommended that you have one year of more of playing, but is not necessary. Forest will be focusing on techniques that help draw out the full sonic possibilities of a guitar - great for players and songwriters who want to add "spice" to their skill set. Percussion, fingerpicking, and extended techniques and some theory will be covered.
$20 workshop admission. Doors will open at 5:45 pm for the workshop so you have plenty of time to get settled in a ready to go by the start of the workshop at 6:15 pm. The workshop will last one hour and perhaps a bit more, and then will be followed by Forest's concert at 8:00 pm. Admission to the concert is $10; workshop participants may attend both the workshop and concert for only $25!
Forest Bailey has a passion for sharing musical knowledge and draws from years or private lesson experience, working closely to develop their craft on a weekly basis. We hope you are able to join us for both the workshop and the concert!
Friday January 18 ~ Forest Bailey Concert Evening ~
8:00 pm, A noteworthy solo performer will always give you pause, no matter what they are doing. The kind of pause that sticks your feet to the ground, and transfixes your gaze. You don’t always know when it’ll happen, but when it does its completely unforgettable. That’s what you get when you see Forest Bailey play live. Armed with one of his various acoustic guitars, he crafts a unique combination of fingerstyle and percussive playing that is all his own. Drawing from various influences like Michael Hedges, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, and The Beatles, each song is a musical journey that further shows what two hands and an acoustic guitar can accomplish. Within each song, the musical moments he sets up make your heart a little warmer, tickle your eardrums, and invite you to groove right along with Forest. He underscores these sonic adventures with a stage presence that exudes every ounce of passion he has for his craft. The smile on his face never fades away, and neither will yours. Be sure to check his upcoming album, “Let the Clouds Pass”, which is now available!
Forest Bailey uses an unorthodox technique that involves using the body of a steel string acoustic to create melody, bass, and percussion all at once. This “percussive fingerstyle” technique draws out the full range of an acoustic guitar’s sonic possibilities. Forest has entertained across the United States in venues such as Coffee Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina. Good Day San Antonio television show. State Theater in Auburn, California. Portland Saturday Market in Portland Oregon, Winter NAMM Show, 89.5 KVMR Nevada City Radio, weddings as well as countless wineries, breweries and restaurants. He has toured with Canadian guitarist Adam Crossman, Colombian guitarist Oscar Mendez, and performed alongside other fingerstyle players such as Adrian Bellue, Andrew Gorny, Kat Gruvs and Mark Kroos. You can find Forest on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
Admission tonight is $10. Doors open at 7:20 pm, and the music starts at 8:00 pm. Remember that we are cash only right now!
Saturday January 19 ~ Four Shillings Short - Celtic, Folk, and World Music Evening ~
8:00 pm, Four Shillings Short Concert Evening! The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og OTuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, have been performing together since 1995, tour in the US and Ireland, are independent folk-artists with 12 recordings, perform 150 concerts a year and live as the Troubadours of old traveling from town to town playing at music festivals, theatres & performing arts centers, folk & historic societies, libraries, museums and schools.
Four Shillings Short perform Traditional & Original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukelele, Doumbek, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn.
Admission tonight is $10 advance, $12 at the door! Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Tuesday January 22 ~ Confessions of a Serial Songwriter LIVE! with Shelly Peiken ~
6:00 pm, Shelly Peiken, 2018 Grammy Nominee, shares her adventures in songwriting! Presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), it promises to be an evening to remember!
Admission tonight is $10 at the door for the event, or $22 for the presentation AND a signed copy of her book, “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter.”
The event will be held in the large Meeting room and doors will open at 5:30 pm.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming special events. Check our Facebook page for details.
*** 2019 Happy New Year! ***
Saturday January 26 ~ Tom Chapin Concert Evening! ~ (Advance tickets available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3603617)
Friday February 1 ~ Closest Relative ~
Saturday February 2 ~ Carol Markstrom ~ Mark Munzert ~
Saturday February 9 ~ Hank Cramer and Sue Harris ~
Friday March 1 ~ The New Folksters ~
Friday March 8 ~ Pamela Jean ~
Saturday March 9 ~ Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter ~
Saturday March 16 ~ Paul Carroll ~ Begged and Borrowed ~
Friday March 29 ~ Nick and Luke ~ Don Armstrong ~
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, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.