Alternate Endings with special guests Stitched Up Heart will headline 1st Saturday this weekend in Downtown Salisbury.
Sponsored by Headquarters Live and Value Carpet One, 1st Saturday will be held this weekend from 4 to 7 p.m. on the steps of the Government Office Building.
Alternate Endings consists of Natalie Davis on vocals, Quinn Parsley on guitar, Becca Doughty on drums, and Juan Soto-Bown on bass. The band is made up of local musicians who have spent a great deal of their lives in and around Salisbury, studying and cultivating their passion for music.
Alternate Endings covers a range of songs from classic rock, blues, soul and modern day alternative music. Each band member has a love and knowledge of music which is conveyed through the positive energy of their performances. They will have you up on your feet, dancing and singing along to some of your favorite songs and reliving timeless hits.
Stitched Up Heart is a female-fronted hard rock band currently on tour for their album “Never Alone.” The group is playing a special acoustic set at 1st Saturday as a preview to their show later that night at Headquarters Live.
Alternate Endings will perform from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. Stitched Up Heart will perform from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
For our Pokemon Go hunters, we’ll be dropping lures every half hour throughout 1st Saturday. Don’t forget that the more hunters in attendance, the rarer the Pokemon.
Edit Salon will provide face painting during 1st Saturday for the nominal fee of $3 for small designs and $5 for large designs.
One of the downtown’s newest eating establishments, New Towne Deli, is holding special hours on 1st Saturday. Pop in for a delicious, fresh deli sandwich! Or grab a bite from the SoBo’s on the Road food truck, which will be parked at 1st Saturday. Attendees are asked to dispose of their trash in one of the many trash receptacles provided by the City of Salisbury. There will also be receptacles labeled for recycling.
Ride your bicycle to 1st Saturday and leave it in the capable hands of Bike-SBY, who will provide a free valet throughout the event.
All attendees are asked to bring a donation for Operation We Care, a locally-based nonprofit organization that sends care packages and supports our military, law enforcement and fire/EMS. A list of the most needed items can be found at www.operationwecare.org. 1st Saturday will collect donations for Operation We Care throughout the entirety of its 2016 season.
The 1st Saturday Art Market has grown this year, so look for new artists selling locally-made products.
Be sure to stop by the tables for this month’s sponsors, Headquarters Live and Value Carpet One.
Headquarters Live is Salisbury’s premier live music and art venue, and is located in the former historic Salisbury Fire Department Headquarters in the Downtown. The building has been completely renovated, while still holding its character as an iconic symbol in Downtown Salisbury. The venue has a large open floor plan that accommodates up to 1,300 patrons for a great live music venue to showcase everything from local artists to national acts. Headquarters Live is also available for private parties and events. To learn more, visit headquarterslive.com.
Limited edition 2016 1st Saturday T-shirts will be available for $10 each. All proceeds will benefit 1st Saturday’s continued efforts to provide a free monthly music event in Salisbury’s Downtown.
Sponsorships, donations and fundraised money ensure our musical acts are paid for their time. Learn more about our sponsors at www.1stsaturdaysby.com.
New 1st Saturday bumper stickers and magnets will be distributed to attendees for free!
1st Saturday provides a free, family-friendly experience for locals while also promoting local business, tourism growth, and community involvement through music and celebration. The event is an all-volunteer effort, a downtown economic development initiative, and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee.
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Sarah Rayne is co-chair of the 1st Saturday Committee