What we're about

This Meetup is for anyone who enjoys acoustic music in an intimate, listening room environment. We showcase musicians who are touring internationally, as well as the incredible talent to be found right here in the Phoenix area!

Fiddler's Dream is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide a place for the performance and appreciation of live music, from a wide variety of musical genres. Singer and songwriter, Blues, Irish, bluegrass, folk, Americana, rock and pop music and more all find a friendly place at Fiddler's Dream. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water are the generally available beverages, and there is a selection of cookies and snacks, and we proudly serve SMILE Biscotti, made right here in Phoenix!

We offer a weekly Open Stage night on Thursdays. It is a great place to relax and unwind, or to follow your dream of making music and sharing it with others! Friday and Saturday nights are our usual scheduled sets of music. We have all-day music festivals and special benefit events throughout the year. We invite you to join us! We are also interested in providing a space for folks to meet and connect. Let us know if you might have a community project that we could help with.

Upcoming events (4)

Live music and Q&A with Shelley Peiken - NSAI

Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse

Shelly Peiken, 2018 Grammy Nominee, shares her adventures in songwriting! Presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), it promises to be an evening to remember! Every attendee will have a chance to win some great items! $10 at the door for the event, or $22 for the presentation AND a signed copy of her book, “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter.” The event will be held in the large Meeting room and doors will open at 5:30pm.

Acoustic Open Stage Night

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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. Doors open at 6pm, and we start playing at 6:30pm. If you arrive by 6:30pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you arrive after 6:30pm, 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!

Tom Chapin In Concert!

Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse

With no seat more than six rows from the stage, you are sure to have a special evening with Tom Chapin and his music, performed on guitar, banjo, and autoharp in the intimate listening room environment of Fiddler's Dream. In a career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three GRAMMY awards, multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio. As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a highly respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music. In the former role, Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft and effortlessly charismatic live performances. In the latter, he continues to engage the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners with witty, life-affirming original songs delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles. In either format, Chapin's infectious songs, sterling musicianship and personal warmth consistently shine through, whether he's performing on record or in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, a school, in front of a symphony orchestra or in an intimate coffeehouse. The New York Times called Chapin "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music." The son of noted jazz drummer and teacher Jim Chapin and the grandson of author/critic Kenneth Burke and portrait painter James Chapin, Tom grew up in a family that encouraged artistic pursuits. He began performing professionally as a teenager in the early 1960s, playing in Greenwich Village folk clubs alongside his siblings Harry and Steve as The Chapin Brothers. In 1971, he began a five-year run as the host of the Emmy- and Peabody award-winning ABC-TV children's series Make A Wish. In addition to his varied musical and media endeavors, Chapin is also a powerful advocate on behalf of a variety of charitable causes. He is an active board member of WhyHunger, the organization which the artist's older brother, the late singer-songwriter/activist Harry Chapin, founded (as World Hunger Year) in the 1970s. He also remains active in a variety of environmental causes, as well as efforts on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools. Tickets are $22 advance, or $20 at our "bring a friend" group rate! Admission at the door the night of the show will be $25. Purchase your tickets now: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3603617 Doors will open at 7:15pm.

Acoustic Open Stage Night

Needs a location

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. Doors open at 6pm, and we start playing at 6:30pm. If you arrive by 6:30pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you arrive after 6:30pm, 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!

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