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8/23/2017 - Friday Night Live set for August 25

Stacy Ash
Education & Entertainment Coordinator
(785) 309-5770

Friday Night Live set for August 25

(Salina, KS 08-17) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, announces the next Friday Night Live concert event on August 25th. 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.

This week, the Friday Night Live free concert features local band Backwater Mafia. This high-energy group of musicians has played the Salina area for many years in different incarnations, their last one being Pandora Roxx. Backwater Mafia, in their newest design, played the Eric Stein Stage for Festival Jam 2017.

From Johnny Cash to Metallica, Backwater Mafia brings classic-yet-current rock and country songs to their audiences. The band puts a twist on old favorites and brings a hard-hitting rock 'n' roll show every time they take the stage. Backwater Mafia's Friday Night Live set will be at Campbell Plaza from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The show is family-friendly and admission is free.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about Friday Night Live programming for September and October. 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 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, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.