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7/5/2017 - Friday Night Live set for July 7

Stacy Ash
(785) 309-5770



(Salina, KS 07-17) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on July 7. 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, July 7, programming kicks off with First Friday visual arts events downtown at The Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron Avenue, with Art at The Nook from 4 to 7 p. m. Harpist Calvin Arsenia will play next door at the B Side from 5:30 to 7 p.m. An artist talk with Mathew Burke at the Salina Art Center runs from 5 to 7 p.m., 242 S. Santa Fe. The midtown First Friday Night Live venue, Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, features the exhibit “The Beauty of Expression and Individuality” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 901 Beatrice.

The First Friday Night Live featured event is an outdoor 90's dance party called the Retro Dance Party. DJ Carbon of Wichita, KS, an FFNL favorite, will team up with Salina’s own cash hollistah. The pair will spin music from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Campbell Plaza stage, 123 S. Santa Fe. DJ Carbon and cash hollistah will provide powerful and rhythmic rock, soul, hip-hop, funk and dance tunes perfect for dance-party fans of all ages. If you enjoy listening to "Throwback Thursday" on the radio, you will want to be in downtown Salina on Friday, July 7th.

Admission for all July 7th FFNL events are free. 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 the Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.