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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!
Photo: Dan Navarro
Friday March 22 ~ Dan Navarro Concert Evening! ~
8:00 pm, Join Dan Navarro for a Friday night concert AND a Sunday morning workshop (below)!
For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career.
It was as a songwriter that Dan Navarro started his career, mostly in collaborations with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated classic We Belong), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb Mo, Dave Edmunds, The Tempatations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more...
Throughout the 1990s, Dan recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro, until Erics retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit, touring nearly 100 dates per year...
He's moonlighted as a singer and voice actor for over 25 years, in major motion pictures, TV series, video games, commercials and records, including The Book Of Life, The Lorax, 2007 Best Animated Feature Oscar-winner Happy Feet, Rio (on the Oscar-nominated song Real In Rio), Ice Age 2 & 3; smash hit video game Fallout 4; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano; and commercials for Subaru, Shakeys Pizza, McDonalds, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and hundreds more...
Dan serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA (Local and National), Folk Alliance International, The Levitt Pavilions LA and is an Advisory Trustee to the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen's life in 2012...
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on intellectual property, copyright and performers rights legislation, including testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Intl, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition...
In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited Live at McCabes, backed by his pals from Austin-based Stonehoney. His long awaited next album, Shed My Skin his first true studio album of new material will be available at the show!
Dan is the father of a 22-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.
Check out Dan at: https://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic/
Advance tickets are $15 (plus service charge) or $20 at the door. Get Advance tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4078474
Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday March 23 ~ Don Cook, Bob Mengel, Larry Hill, Will Collins, & some friends ~
8:00 pm, It’s Saturday night and it’s perfect for an evening of music, made up of tiny sets, round robin and more!
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Photo: Dan Navarro
Sunday March 24 ~ Songwriting and the Creative Muse - A Workshop with Dan Navarro ~
11:00 am - 3:30 pm, Couched in the context of a songwriting workshop, Dan Navarro will lead you through an exploration of the foundations of creativity, the essence of verbal and musical expression, the dynamic of connected performance, and the deceptive allure of success and its various disguises. Through collaboration exercises, critiques (if you wish), monologue and dialogue, you will run through your creative paces with positivity and support, to ideally take home concepts that will facilitate creativity on whatever level you choose. A workshop covering creativity in general and songwriting in particular, and individual attention is possible. Critiques upon request. Bring a guitar, a recording or a song to share.
Dan started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated "We Belong") , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir, and many more...
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer's rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int'l, the former AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition...
Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt Pavilions LA and the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen's life in 2012...
Join Dan on this fine Sunday morning for a workshop that is sure to impart some lovely bits of wisdom about songwriting, the importance of creativity in that process (and your life in general!), and connected performance. Dan may also discuss issues of intellectual property and performer's right, as noted above, if there is interest from the attendees...if you ask him nicely!
Advance purchase via Brown Paper Tickets is $50 here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4078497 Admission at the door will be $60. Limited seating for this workshop, so please reserve your tickets soon!
Doors open at 10:45 am.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming special events. Check our Facebook page for details.
Friday March 29 ~ Nick and Luke ~ Don Armstrong ~
Friday April 12 ~ Rusted Spurs West In Concert ~
Friday May 10 ~ Jack WIlliams Concert Evening ~ (Advance tickets available https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4058149 )
Saturday May 18 ~ Unrelated Cousins ~ 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.