1st Saturday’s inaugural event to feature Chris English Band

11067715_1557604901166455_6439766119728107156_oThe 1st Saturday team will kick off the 2015 season of Downtown music and celebration this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. on North Division Street.

“The success of our Launch Party on March 7 at Headquarters Live tells us that our Salisbury family wants this event and is ready to support us, this season and for many seasons to come,” said Sarah Rayne, co-chair of the 1st Saturday Committee. “We can’t wait to get started!”

Sponsored by the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, 1st Saturday’s April event will feature The Chris English Band. Local blues legend Chris English offers a combination of deep traditional blues and solid original material, focusing on Delta blues and playing guitar and harp while stamping out time on an old wooden Coca Cola crate. He uses vintage guitars from the 1920s and 1930s to replicate the sound and feeling of the blues he has studied and loves. This show will feature his band, which is a natural extension of his solo performance. Learn more at chrisenglishblues.com.

As English fills the Downtown with his authentic blues, browse the 1st Saturday Arts Market, take your kids to the Ace Hardware bouncy castle, or stay hydrated with free water compliments of Salisbury Apartments. Bring a canned food item to benefit the Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore, because hunger does not stop once the weather gets warmer!

Get takeout from any of the Downtown’s awesome restaurants and set up a picnic on physical North Division Street to enjoy dinner and show with your family. Don’t forget to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair).

Ride your bike to the event and leave it in the capable hands of the Bike-SBY team, who will provide a free bicycle valet in front of the Government Office Building.

When 1st Saturday ends, stay Downtown! Have dinner or grab a drink at one of the locally owned and operated restaurants, or check out other music events happening that night! To get the skinny on the other Downtown happenings on April 4, visit our website 1stsaturdaysby.com and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

North Division Street between Main and Church streets will be closed to traffic between 1 and 8 p.m. The area will still be accessible to pedestrians. Plenty of free parking will be available in the parking garage and in Parking Lot 1 in between the library and WMDT.

1st Saturday will provide 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.

Sarah Rayne is co-chair of the 1st Saturday Committee

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