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9/21/2015 - Ann Zimmerman and The Bandannaz Performs at Art a La Carte

Stacy Ash
Arts Education Coordinator



Ann Zimmerman and her band, the Bandannaz will be the featured entertainment at Art a la Carte on September 25th.  The Salina folksinger and songwriter is well known in the region and beyond for her voice, piano and guitar.

Ann Zimmerman’s professional music career has included barns, convention centers, pastures and concert halls. Her confident Kansas style has taken her across the continent with songs that tell stories and paint portraits, leaving audiences laughing, thinking, and singing. The music - her own compositions and others’ songs which she has made her own - coupled with an irresistible stage presence, sing her native prairie into universal language and carry listeners away on unforgettable journeys. With four independent albums of music including one for children, Ann Zimmerman sings about a hundred performances a year. She is also a Harvard-educated lawyer-mediator and with her husband runs a horse boarding stable north of Salina.
Joining her for Art a la Carte are “The BANDANNAZ” – Dean Kranzler on percussion and Ashley Wheeler on bass.  Wheeler grew up in McPherson, plays an astounding variety of styles, and is studying for her nursing degree.  Kranzler, drummer in numerous local bands, is professor of percussion at Kansas Wesleyan and other regional colleges.

The free performance will take place Friday, September 25 at 12:20 pm at Robert Caldwell Plaza. Patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or buy a meal from Chapman’s Take Away food truck, located on-site. In inclement weather, Art a la Carte performances are held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.