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Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. $3 admission. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Order of play determined by order of arrival. One song per rotation.
Come to play or to listen! Many wonderful musicians have shared their music on the Fidd's stage over the years...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! A fun evening of sharing music no matter if you choose to play or simply listen and enjoy! There's a variety of styles and instruments, spoken word and storytelling, so come out and join us - hope we get to see you on Thursday! And please share with your friends! Perhaps the best Open Stage in the Valley! Open Stage Protocol
Friday March 24 ~ Dan Navarro In Concert! ~
8:00 pm, Albert Parrish and Matt share the evening and a mix-and-match format with Albert's easy listening finger style acoustic guitar, and Matt's original music with energy.
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Sunday March 26 ~ Songwriting and the Creative Muse-A Workshop with Dan Navarro ~
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Couched in the context of a songwriting workshop, Dan 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 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!
Doors will open at noon. Admission is $50. Advance tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881203). Limited seating, so reserve your seat soon!
Mark you calendar for these upcoming events. Check our Facebook page for details.
Saturday April 8 ~ Terry Earp as Mrs. Wyatt Earp & Richard Byford, Gypsy Troubadour ~
Saturday May 20 ~ Acoustic Evening with Rick Christian and More ~
Friday July 7 ~ A World of Guitar: Guitar Virtuoso Music from Six Continents ~
Friday December 15 ~ Celtic Winter Concert with Four Shillings Short ~
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.