News Releases

5/19/2016 - Friday Night Live May 20

Contact: Stacy Ash, 785-309-5770


Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the next Friday Night Live concert event on May 20th. 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. 

On Friday, May 20, Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, a Friday Night Live stakeholder, presents a special edition of ONE MIC. It is the series’ season closer and a farewell to its founder cash hollistah, who will step down as its host. The musical guest and host for May 20 will be hollistah, with featured poet Big Poppa E from Wichita. This event takes place at 7:00 p.m. at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe. Admission is $5. Those 16 years of age and older are welcome.

Directly following ONE MIC, Friday Night Live presents a concert featuring two alternative rock bands, one local and one regional. Dead Shoes Wichita, is a Wichita-based indie-rock band and will open for the hard-hitting Salina band Buildings Like Mountains.  The show will take place at Paramount Bar from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 219 N. Santa Fe. Admission is free, with 21 and older admitted.

Dead Shoes’ sound is reflective of indie bands such as Pixies or Pavement, with melancholy lyrics and a thoughtful blending of dissonance and harmony.  Local band Buildings Like Mountains has captured the raw energy of a sound that hits somewhere between Radiohead and Incubus. The band’s music consists of intelligent, melodic compositions mixed with all-out rock. These two bands will be of particular interest for lovers of progressive rock.

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.