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6/30/2016 - Friday Night Live Set for July 1

Contact: Stacy Ash 785-309-5770


(Salina, KS 06-16) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, presents Friday Night Live---an entertainment series that began May 6, 2016. Friday Night Live is a series of 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, July 1, programming kicks off with First Friday Night Live visual arts events downtown from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Salina Public Library and from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at The Flower Nook, Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, Team Employment and the Salina Art Center. The midtown FFNLive venue is the Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice.

As part of First Friday happenings, Ad Astra Books & Coffee House will feature blues and funk artist Toney Rocks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Currently touring the U.S. in support of his latest album No Road Too Long, Rocks straddles Americana music styles with songwriting that identifies with everyday struggles and triumphs. In solo concerts, Rocks supports his soulful singing by performing with a variety of acoustic guitars and piano.

At 8 p.m. the featured First Friday Night Live concert performer is DJ Carbon of Wichita, KS presenting a ‘90s Dance Party at Campbell Plaza. With a sound much like  “Throwback Thursdays” on Salina radio station 92.7 The Zoo. DJ Carbon will provide powerful and rhythmic tunes from  the 1990’s that will be perfect for dance and party fans.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for July and August. For more information, call Stacy Ash 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 Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.