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2/19/2020 - New Stage Acts for 2020 Smoky Hill River Festival

Salina Arts & Humanities announces the addition of several acts new to Festival stages for Smoky Hill River Festival 2020, scheduled for Thursday to Sunday, June 11-14 in Oakdale Park.
Highlights of Festival entertainment will be shared in coming weeks, with complete details shared at the SHRF Press Briefing on Tuesday, April 14 at 10 the SAH offices.
Among the music acts set to debut at River Festival 2020 are:
*SunDub, an inventively collaborative mix of New York City musicians, offers a classic reggae repertoire peppered with soul and funk selections.
*Jarabe Mexicano, based in San Diego, invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican folk as well as rock ’n’ roll, Tex-mex, Latin rock, and reggae-cumbia.
*Kyshona (‘Kuh-SHAUNA’) is a music therapist gone rogue currently based in Nashville. She has a natural gift for using music to tap into emotion. Audiences will find common threads of overcoming, hope, and empowerment in her songwriting and storytelling.
*Marcus Lewis Quintet, with Lewis’ legendary trombone skills and his crew of skilled musicians from Kansas City, MO, delivers modern jazz to the Smoky Hill River Festival.
*The Hooten Hallers’ live shows take listeners on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues to sweet three-part country harmony to romping dance numbers. The group tours worldwide from Columbia, MO.
*Haymakers from Wichita play music from the intersection of blues, folk, bluegrass, country and more, with unmistakable appeal through their diversity in sound and influence.
Updates about Festival headliner acts, the Fine Art and Craft Show, Food Row, Artyopolis and more are forthcoming. With more than 300 sponsoring families and businesses and 2,000 volunteers, the Smoky Hill River Festival is a success story in partnerships.
The Smoky Hill River Festival is scheduled for June 11-14, 2020. Hours are Thursday, June 11 from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday June 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by Festival Wristband; $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Daily wristbands for $10 are available same-day at select entrance gates. Children 11 and under get in free. Wristbands go on sale on Friday, May 1 at over 40 Salina locations and in 17 regional cities.

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The Smoky Hill River Festival is the flagship event of Salina Arts & Humanities. A department of the City of Salina, SAH 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 and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.