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1/17/2018 - Friday Night Live set for January 19

Stacy Ash
(785) 309-5770

Friday Night Live set for January 19

(Salina, KS 01-18) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on January 19. 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, January 19 the FNL-supported event is the Martin Luther King Jr. edition of ONEMIC at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe. The featured performer is Purpose from Kansas City, Missouri.

Purpose, aka Sheri Hall, is a spoken-word artist, minister, teacher, and motivational speaker who uses imagery and her unique spiritual view to convey messages about life, hope, struggle and God. Hall is a 2012 ArtsKC Awards featured artist and has performed at venues such as Starlight Theater and the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. The musical guest for the evening will be hip-hop artist Samuel David of Wichita. David's music is influenced by such artists as Jay-Z, Biggie and Kayne.

There also will be an open-mic session for local and regional poets and spoken-word and hip-hop artists that night. Show time for all performances is 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, January 19. The admission fee is waived through support from Friday Night Live. Due to adult content, attendees must be 16 years or older, or have parent present.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for January and February. 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 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.