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2023 marks our 36th Anniversary! We are celebrating our reopening with two Open Stage Evenings on Thursday, 2/2/2023 and Friday, 2/3/2023 in our regular room, and then on Saturday evening, Tom Chapin will be here in concert in the large room! We are opening to live events while keeping the safety of our audience and our performers in mind as our primary concern. The regular Fidd's room will have a capacity of 30 to begin, and masks will be required while in the room (N95 or better). Each performer may choose to remove their mask while on stage for their turn. We'll have hot coffee, cold water, and pop available at no cost to attendees for enjoyment outside.
Our Open Stage night is completely acoustic, and lots of fun whether you wish to play or simply enjoy the evening as part of the audience.
Due to the limited seating of 30, we will be selling advance tickets. Admission is $10 (plus service fee).
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and we start playing at 6:30 pm. We do a one-song rotation and a time limit of no more than 4 minutes per turn. Play your turn - please no substitutions or giving your turn to another performer. Give the performer their time: unless you are invited to play with the performer, please don't play-along with your instrument. Join the audience and listen! And please dont play music outside, except to tune your instrument or quietly warm up a bit. Since we are all acoustic, sound does carry inside! Thank you for having fun with us as we celebrate our 36th Anniversary!
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5705963 for the Thursday February 2nd Open Stage tickets.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5705974 for the Friday February 3rd Open Stage tickets.
We continue our 36th Anniversary with the amazing TOM CHAPIN live in the large Meeting Room on Saturday 2/4/2023! To keep everyone safe, seating is limited to 70 attendees, and N95 or better masks must be worn while inside the concert area. Fidd's will have a selection of hot coffee, water, and soda available at no cost to concertgoers, to be enjoyed outside. Tom's concert will be approximately ninety minutes, with no intermission. Tom's CDs and books will be available for purchase before and after the concert, and Tom will be available for signing those after the concert. With limited seating, we encourage you to get your friends together and get your tickets now! There are also streaming options, to allow you to enjoy the concert from wherever you are! The ticket sales link is now active (below):
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5696743 for the Saturday February 4th Tom Chapin concerrt.
We need your help... Fidd's 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!
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
The Dream Big CDs have arrived! All net proceeds to benefit Fiddler’s Dream!!! A minimum $10 is requested. If you’d like to purchase one but aren’t within driving distance for one of our pickup events at Fidd's (check our Fidd's Facebook page), let us know via FB message, or text message to or call 602-997-9795, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure out mailing details.
We love hosting this session and look forward to Zooming every Tuesday! If you have Zoom (free to download), you can join us! 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 recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic by making a donation via PayPal:
Thank you for having fun with us!
Tuesday January 24 STAY AT HOME Virtual Acoustic Open Stage International Version Via Zoom 10 am MST (Arizona Time), 12 pm Eastern, 5 pm UK, 7 pm Tel Aviv.
The Open Stage event uses the Zoom setup below:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 536 852 805
We will be live streaming on Facebook if you’d like to join in as part of the audience!
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.
Friday February 2 and Saturday Saturday February 3 - Open Stage nights in the Coffeehouse as part of our grand reopening and 36 year anniversary.
Sunday February 4 - Tom Chapin concert live in the large meeting room.
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.