PREVIOUS YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS
Bring your lawn chair and stake out a spot at one of four Entertainment venues - Eric Stein Stage, Stage II, Arty's Stage or Bravo Stage. The 41st annual Smoky Hill River Festival promises to deliver the musical styles you love and new music you'll discover. Rock, bluegrass, folk, rhythm & blues, jazz, soul & reggae and more — it's here for your enjoyment!
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Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Eric Stein Stage. It all begins with the amazing feat of the Festival Jam - 16 bands of every imaginable musical style, changing every 15 minutes. The Jam showcases regional and local entertainers in a quick-time format. Food vendors open their booths at 4:00 p.m. with a full menu of dazzling Festival fare. Start with the Jam and hang out until Sunday - there's a lot more ahead!
Admission to the Jam is by Festival button.
ERIC STEIN STAGE
Stake out a spot early in front of the Eric Stein Stage - the Festival's premier venue and the only place to catch this year's Friday and Saturday headliners. With food-vending booths close by, the Eric Stein Stage is truly the heartbeat of the Festival.
Stage II is located between the Fine Art Show and Four Rivers Craft Show - an ideal location for Festival-goers to shop AND listen to great music. Stage II features many of the same performers who play on the Eric Stein Stage, but in a more intimate setting, allowing them to connect closely with audiences. Look for special performances that only happen here.
A jolly introduction to the performing arts for the young and young at heart, the Arty's Stage presents a grab bag of smiles, songs, and silliness designed with families in mind.
The Bravo Stage presents a variety of acts that showcase community engagement and emerging talent. This stage features performers from Salina schools, dance troupes and other cultural organizations as well as local and regional bands, poets, hip-hop artists and deejays.
BIG BAND DANCE
Friday, June 9, 7-10:30 p.m., Tony's Pizza Events Center, Heritage Hall
Bobby Layne is keeping the traditional music of the 30s, 40s and 50s alive with "String of Pearls," "In the Mood," "Stardust" and many other favorites. Dust off your dancing shoes for a memorable evening seeing friends old and new.
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