Stacy Ash, Education & Entertainment Coordinator
Friday Night Live Set for July 21
(Salina, KS 07-17) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the upcoming Friday Night Live concert event on July 21. 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 evening, July 21, the Friday Night Live free concert features Salina’s own Randy Baldwin. The show takes place in Campbell Plaza at 123 S. Santa Fe from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Baldwin does not categorize his music in any specific genre. Rather, he feels that his songs take on a life of their own as variations are added by the musicians who surround him. Influences include everything from the Beatles to John Denver, Led Zeppelin to Barry Manilow, plus country, Southern rock, bluegrass and rock’ n’ roll.
Baldwin previously played with Trial by Fire, which had a following on the West Coast. A song from the band’s first album, “Take the Time,” became a popular local hit that aired on Salina radio stations in the late 90's. Baldwin has recruited a group of area players who will bring an energetic and dynamic performance to the Campbell Stage. This show is appropriate for all ages and admission free.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for August and September. 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 from 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. daily. 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.