News Releases

5/10/2016 - Friday Night Live set for May 13, 2016

Contact: Stacy Ash, 785-309-5770


Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the next Friday Night Live concert event on May 13th. Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships with local business owners in the downtown arts district.  Each week, a free-admission Friday Night Live concert will feature music and poetry events in restaurants, bars, outdoor plazas and other venues.

On Friday, May 13th, the Friday Night Live free concert features Bootleg Mercy. The show will take place in Founder’s Park at 303 E. Iron Avenue next to the Salina Community Theater, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bootleg Mercy is a local, high- energy rock band that will bring you to your feet. Formed in early 2012, the band has put together a catalog of hard-hitting music with emotionally charged lyrics, powerful guitars, thumping bass, and pounding drums. Bootleg Mercy presents a dynamic set with a mix of originals plus ‘90s and 2000's covers of the artists that inspired them as musicians.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of  Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for May and June. For more information, call Stacy Ash at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770.

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.