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8/29/2018 - Friday Night Live set for August 31

Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, presents Friday Night Live---an arts and entertainment series 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.

The Friday Night Live event for Friday, August 31 is Jill Cohn performing at 7 p.m. in Campbell Plaza, 126 S. Santa Fe, next to Coop's Pizzeria. Lawn chairs are encouraged and coolers allowed, but NO glass bottles. This event is kid-friendly and admission is free, supported by Friday Night Live.

Songstress Jill Cohn returns to Salina with a new 2018 release "Balanced on the Rail" produced by Grammy award-winning producer Malcolm Burn, who has worked with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois and is best known for his production on "Red Dirt Girl" by EmmyLou Harris.

Cohn's songs pay homage to artists like Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and the Counting Crows. Raised in a small town in eastern Washington, Cohn started singing before she could talk. Music has always been an integral part of her life journey.

A full-time musician since 1999, Cohn has released 11 independent releases, has gained notoriety with her songs placed in popular TV shows. She continues making her live shows the centerpiece of her work. Cohn has been a top-five finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search and has opened for many well-known artists including Jewell and Dave Matthews.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for the season. For more information, call Anna V. Pauscher 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, 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.