News Releases

1/18/2017 - Friday Night Live Events for January 20

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




(Salina, KS 01-17) 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 highlight art and culture events featuring music, poetry, visual art, book signings and more in restaurants, bars, shops 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, promoted through Friday Night Live stakeholders.  

On Friday, January 20, the FNL-supported event is the Martin Luther King Jr. edition of ONE MIC at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe. The featured performer is They Call Me Sauce from Kansas City, Missouri. Sauce not only is a rapper with a number of hit songs and music videos, but also a social entrepreneur and community activist. He has hosted a clothing drive, taught kids at the City Union Mission and rapped at Job Corps, homeless shelters and juvenile detention centers. Sauce is a strong example of “being the change you want to see in the world” as well as an artist dedicated to his craft.

There also will be an open mic session for local and regional poets and spoken-word and hip-hop artists. Show time for all performances is 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday. The admission fee is waived through support from Friday Night Live. Due to adult content, attendees must be 16 years or older or have a parent present.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live programming for 2017. 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.