News Releases

12/14/2016 - Friday Night Live Set for December 16

Stacy Ash
Education and Entertainment Coordinator
(785) 309-5770




(Salina, KS 12-16) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, presents Friday Night Live---an arts and entertainment series 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, Friday Night Live will feature music and/or poetry events in restaurants, bars, outdoor plazas and other venues. The FNL series is a combination of free-admission events sponsored by Friday Night Live, and cover-charge events presented by local businesses and promoted through Friday Night Live stakeholders.  
        Friday, December 16,
the FNL-promoted event is ONE MIC at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe. The featured poet is Jason Ryberg from Kansas City, Missouri. Ryberg is the author of 11 books of poetry, six screenplays, and a few short stories. He currently is an artist-in-residence at The Prospero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s and an editor and designer at Spartan Books.
         The musical guest is Normal Reaction, a northern blues band from Salina. It is comprised of lifelong friends Brad Hoppock (vocals/guitar), Nate Lennox (vocals/guitar), and Adam Griffith (bass).

There also will be an open mic session for local and regional poets, spoken word and hip-hop artists. Show time for all performances is 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday. Admission is $5 and you must be 16 years or older to attend.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about other Friday Night Live programming for December and January. For more infor-mation, 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.