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7/6/2016 - Friday Night Live Set for July 8

Contact: Stacy Ash 785-309-5770


(Salina, KS 06-16) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the next Friday Night Live concert event on July 8th. 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.

This week, the Friday Night Live free concert features Ruby Tilton on July 8.The concert takes place in the Watson Gallery of the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts at 151 S. Santa Fe Avenue, from 7 to 8 p.m. There also will be a photography exhibit of Kansas landscapes and a showing of Audrey Kalivoda's film "Kansas: The Center of it All," that features Kansas history, communities and landscapes. There will be two showings of Kalivoda’s film, one at 5:15 p.m. and one at 6:15 p.m.

Ruby Tilton sings and plays folk guitar. She counts among her influences James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and the Beatles. Tilton has served as the manager of Arty’s Stage at the Smoky Hill River Festival for more than 20 years and also is a Festival performer. She is a native of Hawaii and lives in Ellsworth, Kansas.

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