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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!
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$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!
Fiddler's Dream will be closed until further notice to help limit the spread of COVID-19. We will regularly assess the situation based on CDC and AZ state executive orders (here) for social and recreational gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and well-being of our performers, guests and volunteers is and always will be our highest priority. We will keep you updated on when we will be resuming events. We are exploring some ideas about live shows via Facebook, or other platforms like our Virtual Acoustic Open Stage nights, so we will see how that goes. Meanwhile, stay safe and be well. Surround yourself with music, please look out for one another, and we look forward to seeing you back at Fiddler's Dream very soon.
6:30 pm THIS IS A STAY AT HOME EVENT!
We are continuing this successful online event. If you have Zoom (free to download), you can join us! If you sign in by 6:30 pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you sign in 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. We will be live streaming on Facebook (Fiddler's Dream Facebook page) if you’d like to join in as part of the audience!
Thank you for having fun with us!
Thursday June 4 VIRTUAL Acoustic Open Stage Night 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday June 11 VIRTUAL Acoustic Open Stage Night 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday June 18 VIRTUAL Acoustic Open Stage Night 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday June 25 VIRTUAL Acoustic Open Stage Night 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We have learned a lot over the past few weeks about the technical hurdles of the platform. Here a few suggestions to make it go smoother -
1. Access the room on a desktop or laptop. Secondarily a tablet and as a means of last resort, the phone.
2. If you don't have high-speed internet you will have problems.
3. If you plan on playing, it's best to have a USB mic at a minimum. More elaborate rigs include USB audio interfaces such as Scarlett Focusrite units that allow you to mix a mic and a guitar direct into the computer. If you just have what's standard on your computer, no worries, it should work ok.
4. There are two settings in the advanced audio settings that will improve your experience.There should be a small mic in the lower left of your screen. That takes you to audio settings, then advanced settings. Under audio processing disable the first two dropdowns. Suppress Persistent background Noise and Suppress Intermittent Background Noise. DISABLE BOTH. This avoids the guitar cutting out which the noise suppression would identify as background noise.
5. Unless it's your turn to play, please leave your audio muted. You will automatically be muted when you enter the room after being approved from admittance from the waiting room.
6. To start your video feed, click on the small video camera in the lower left when you are ready.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Here are the instructions to participate -
Glen Gardner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Mark your calendar for these upcoming special events. Check our Facebook Events page for details.
Friday July 24 ~ Rupert Wates ~ TBA ~
Saturday August 8 ~ TBA ~ Aprylle Gilbert and Gaby Castro ~
Saturday August 29 ~ Play Music On The Porch Day 2020! ~
Friday November 6 ~ Angwish ~ TBA ~ TBA ~ Canceled.
Sunday November 15 ~ Rescheduled - Songwriting and the Creative Muse - A Workshop with Dan Navarro ~ (Advance tickets available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4540421 )
Sunday November 15 ~ Rescheduled - Dan Navarro Concert Evening at Fiddlers Dream, Phoenix! ~ (Advance tickets available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4540416 )
Friday April 23 ~ The Heart Collectors from Australia - Progressive Folk Originals ~ (Advance tickets available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4555796 )
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.