Lewis & Clark take the 1st Saturday stage this week


1st Saturday in June will see more local music, more attractions, and what organizers anticipate to be the event’s biggest crowd yet.

Sponsored by First Shore Federal, 1st Saturday’s June 6 event will feature Lewis & Clark, an indie folk rock group headed by Josh Pryor, a familiar face in the local music scene. Lewis & Clark enhances Pryor’s solo performance, which has become a staple among Salisbury establishments. Learn more and get a sneak peek at reverbnation.com/lewisandclark.

June’s intermission act will be a poetry reading hosted by WeHeartSBY, the community organization that has dedicated itself to the betterment of Salisbury. WeHeartSBY will also be hosting a community art project during 1st Saturday, in hopes of making art accessible at every level via chalk.

“Whether you are a kid, an adult with no art training, or a full-time artist, we want you to join us as we create chalk art in Downtown Salisbury,” said Derick Weaver of WeHeartSBY. “WeHeartSBY exists to cultivate love for Salisbury and engage strategic efforts to see this city thrive. This is the first of many community art projects WeHeartSBY will be hosting over the next few months, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for upcoming events.”

“What we’ve seen in our first two events is that the folks who come to 1st Saturday enjoy being involved in the event, in the sense that they are bringing their chairs and blankets and they’re parking for the entirety of the show,” said Sarah Rayne, 1st Saturday co-chair. “This month we’re going to build upon the concept of a more hands-on audience that feels invested in the success of the event and can walk away knowing they created something that directly contributes to the revitalization of the Downtown community.”

New this month will be a free arts and crafts project for kids, compliments of the Art Institute & Gallery. The Salisbury Zoo will return, bringing with them critters that are fun and educational for attendees of all ages.

Pastor Ryan Weaver of Downtown’s Remedy Church is holding a book signing for the newly-available “There Was This Guy Named Jesus: A narrative approach to discipleship” from 5 to 6 p.m. Weaver will offer paperback copies of TWTGNJ at a special 1st Saturday discounted rate.

Be sure to browse the 1st Saturday Arts Market and stay hydrated with free water compliments of Bloosurf.

This month’s charity drive is for the Wicomico County Humane Society. They need peanut butter, cleaning supplies, and canned cat/kitten and dog/puppy food. Drop off a donation at the 1st Saturday table and receive a waterproof sticker for your car.

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.

When 1st Saturday ends, stay Downtown! Browse the shops and have dinner or grab a drink at one of the locally owned and operated restaurants, or check out other music events happening that night!

North Division Street between Main and Church streets will be closed to traffic between 2 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.

1st Saturday would like to thank its 2015 media sponsors, 47 WMDT and the Salisbury Independent, for their support. We’d also like to thank the City of Salisbury and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, among many others.

Gold Title Sponsorships are still available for the 2015 season. The sponsorships are only $1,000 and include signage on the stage, a table beside the stage, inclusion in all advertising, and recognition at the event. There are also silver and bronze sponsorships available. For more information, visit 1stsaturdaysby.com.


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