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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!
Admission is $5. Thank you for having fun with us!
Friday August 17 ~ Will Collins ~ Laura Joy ~
8:00 pm, Will Collins with an acoustic set of eclectic music.
9:15 pm, Chicago based singer-songwriter, Laura Joy is an NPR featured, nationally touring artist with an eclectic song list of award-winning original music and popular songs from the 60s to Today’s Top 40. Her soothing voice has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen. With comparisons that range from Jewel to Natalie Merchant, Laura’s percussive fingerpicking and buoyant vocals have graced audiences from as far as the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan. Currently, she averages around 100 shows per year nationwide. Notable awards include:
— 2017 Winner Great River Folk Fest Songwriting Contest (Lacrosse, WI)
— 2017 2nd Place Acorn Theater Songwriting Contest (Three Oaks, MI)
— 2015 Best Original Song NPR’s WDCB (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Admission tonight is $8. Remember that we are cash only right now! Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday August 18 ~ Eddie Joe Clark ~ Adam Gregory ~
8:00 pm, The Eddie Joe Clark Band, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, has a hard driving sound best described as outlaw country with a deep respect for the roots of country music. A band of experienced professionals, they know how to fire up the crowd and keep them going all night long with their blend of country hits and classics, and exciting original tunes.
The band’s leader, Eddie Joe Clark, is an established country and bluegrass artist and prolific songwriter. Having written over 200 songs, his music has been performed by a number of recording artists including Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Ray St. Germain, Steve Hill of The Nashville Palace, Mitch Snow, Bunnie Mills, and others. Eddie’s remarkable voice and extraordinary instrumental skills have been featured with acts that have performed in over a dozen countries on six continents. A Navy veteran himself, Eddie Joe always welcomes the opportunity to perform in front of veterans’ groups and active duty service personnel. Among other instruments, Eddie Joe plays guitar, pedal steel, Dobro, and more!
If you appreciate real country music, you’ll love The Eddie Joe Clark Band. They have a passion for performing and entertaining and an absolute commitment to making sure everyone in the room has as a great time and memorable experience.
9:15 pm, Adam Gregory in a set of originals and covers, to include songs by Garth Brooks, One Republic, Coldplay and more.
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:20 pm.
Mark you calendar for these upcoming special events. Check our Facebook page for details.
Saturday August 25 ~ Dave Botluk ~ Rob Alan ~
Friday September 7 ~ Nate Currin ~
Friday September 14 ~ Thomas Zachary ~
Saturday September 15 ~ Amber Sweeney ~
Friday September 21 ~ Martha Reich unplugged ~ Adam Smith ~
Thursday October 4 ~ Beppe Gambetta Concert Night and Guitar Clinic ~
Saturday December 1 ~ Wayward Maggie and Jamie Anderson ~
Friday December 14 ~ Mike Perez Jr ~
Saturday January 5 ~ Rupert Wates ~
Saturday February 9 ~ Hank Cramer and Sue Harris ~
Friday March 1 ~ The New Folksters ~
Saturday March 9 ~ Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter ~
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.