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9/8/2014 - Thad Beach Performs for Salina Reads at Art a la Carte

Contact: Sharon Benson, Arts Education Coordinator
Arts and Humanities


The Art a la Carte concert on Friday, September 12th will feature folk musician and historian Thad Beach.  The concerts take place at Robert Caldwell Plaza, on the commons between the City/County Building and the Salina Public Library. The half-hour performances begin at 12:20 p.m. each Friday and will conclude on October 10th.
Thad Beach will present songs about the Dirty Thirties and the Dust Bowl eras in conjunction with Salina’s community-wide reading program, sponsored by the Salina Public Library. This is the second year for Salina Reads and this year’s book selection, “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan, follows Midwestern families and communities that struggle through the Dust Bowl.  The library will offer additional programs and book discussions through September and October.  A listing of free events can be found online at or at the library at 301 W. Elm.
A new addition to the fall concert series is Chapman’s Take Away, a food truck operated by Sandy Chapman, serving a variety of luncheon items on-grounds, starting at 11:30a.m.
In inclement weather, performances are held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe.

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew 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