Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown
stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on May 4.
Friday Night Live is a series of arts and entertainment programming for Salina
residents and visitors, to increase attendance and participation in
arts-related events and to strengthen local-business partnerships in the
downtown arts district.
On Friday, May 4th,
programming kicks off with First Friday visual arts events downtown at The
Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron Avenue, with Art at the Nook: “Green Mountain Summers,”
works by Marla Kuiper from 4 to 7 p.m. Also featured is be Art at the
Temple at the Salina Innovation Foundation, 336 S. Santa Fe and also “Love Needs No Words,”
with works by Alicia Buchanan and live music by Caleb Rivera at Peaceful Body
Wellness Retreat 120 N. Santa Fe, both from 5 to 7 p.m.
The satellite First Friday Night Live venues include Salina
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice, featuring the exhibit “Cipher”
by Carolyn Gutsch from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a Nelson Smith exhibit at the
Salina Country Club, 2101 E. Country Club Rd, during regular club hours and until
9:30 p.m. that night.
Finally, the featured FFNL music show is Floating Head at
Campbell Plaza at 7 p.m. Floating Head is a blues-rock group consisting of an
impressive collection of local talent. Members have been playing together since
the mid-90’s. This show will mark the band’s 20-year reunion on-stage as a full
band. “We couldn’t be more excited,” says vocalist Laurie Morevac.“We have been
practicing like crazy and just having a ball.”
Floating Head performed with some of its players in the St.
Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl in March at Blue Skye Brewery. For the May 4 show, the
ensemble will be complete, along some featured guests.
FFNL is also excited to celebrate “May the 4th Be With You” by
holding a costume contest for anyone who would like to come to the concert dressed
as their favorite Star Wars character.
Admission is free and family-friendly for all May 4th
FFNL events. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live and
First Friday programming for May and June. For more information, call Stacy Ash
or 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
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, located at 211
W. Iron Avenue in Salina.