Fiddler’s Dream Performance Schedule

Fiddler's Dream is closed until further notice. 
See below for our STAY AT HOME Virtual Open Stage nights

Check out our Facebook Events page for the our full calendar and latest event updates at Fiddler's Dream.  Like our page there, and get updates in real time!

Our Facebook Main page has news, discussion and just pure fun going on at Fiddler's Dream.

To signup to our weekly E-Notices email list,  Click here.

Follow us on Twitter @fiddlers_dream and Instagram @fiddlersdreamcoffeehouse
Help keep the dream alive while Fiddler's Dream is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic by making a donation via PayPal:  Donate via PayPal

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! 

Support Fiddler's Dream on AmazonSmile!

Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse is now an approved charitable organization on Amazon. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Fiddler's Dream every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Fiddler's Dream.  How cool is that!
Use the following link to set this up:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2489950

Dream Big Benefit CD

The Dream Big CDs have arrived! All net proceeds to benefit Fiddler’s Dream!!! A minimum $10 is requested, and if you’d like to purchase one but aren’t within driving distance for one of our pickup events at Fidds (check our Fidds Facebook page), let us know via FB message or text message to 602-997-9795 and we can figure out mailing details. 

Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
See below for our STAY AT HOME Virtual Open Stage Nights

$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 and More!

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.


STAY AT HOME Virtual Acoustic Open Stage Nights

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! Check the Fidd's Facebook page for last minute open stage time changes. Instructions below.
Help keep the dream alive while Fiddler's Dream is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic by making a donation via PayPal:  Donate via PayPal

Thank you for having fun with us!

Thursday October 22 STAY AT HOME Virtual Acoustic Open Stage Night 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday October 29 STAY AT HOME Virtual Acoustic Open Stage Night 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Zoom Instructions

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.

Topic: Fiddler's Dream Zoom Open Stage
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 536 852 805
Password: 027023

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,536852805#,,#,027023# US (San Jose)
+13462487799,,536852805#,,#,027023# US (Houston)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 536 852 805
Password: 027023
Find your local number:  https://zoom.us/zoomconference


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

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 ) Canceled

Sunday November 15  ~ Rescheduled - Dan Navarro Concert Evening at Fiddlers Dream, Phoenix! ~ (Advance tickets available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4540416 ) Canceled

***2021***

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 Ave, and when you reach 17th Street, turn North and go one block to Cactus Wren, turn right (East), and the next right takes you into the parking lot.  We are on the grounds of the Phoenix Friends Meeting (Quakers).
1702 East Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.


 Fidds Icon