Season’s final 1st Saturday is Downtown this weekend

 

Members of the 1st Saturday Committee will perform during the last event of the year,which will be dedicated to KT Tuminello, a committee member battling brain cancer.

Sponsored by the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District and the City of Salisbury, 1st Saturday will be held on November 5, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the steps of the Government Office Building, located at 125 North Division Street, Salisbury.

Performing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. is Reverend Chaos and the Triode Warrior. Reverend Chaos, otherwise known as Robbie Johnson, is a founding member of the 1st Saturday Committee and coordinates the event’s Art Market with his wife Sarah Halcott. The Rev. Chaos is a producer and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in fusing modern EDM with world instruments, blues, and jazz. The Triode Warrior, or Grayson English, is a familiar face in the local music scene, having performed with a number of local bands and musicians.

Performing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. is Flannel Budget. Husband and wife duo Ben and Sarah Rayne team up with local musician Chris Demone to comprise Flannel Budget – a hodgepodge of acoustic alt rock and blues. The Raynes are chairs and founding members of the 1st Saturday Committee. This will be their last event as chairs before they gift 1st Saturday to the very capable and talented Jamie Heater, the new executive director of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District. Demone is a past 1st Saturday Committee member and most recently the second half of Test Kitchen, a popular local band.

Throughout this event, 1st Saturday will be collecting donations for KT Tuminello, a committee member who is currently battling brain cancer. Tuminello is also a founding committee member who works hard each year to book 1st Saturday’s bands and help out at events. He recently underwent surgery to remove a large mass in his brain. During surgery, doctors discovered a sizable tumor later identified as Grade 2 Astrocytoma. Although doctors were able to remove much of the tumor, Tuminello lacks a certain genetic marker that would prevent the tumor from returning. He is currently undergoing daily proton radiation treatments in Baltimore, with high hopes this will clear the cancer for good. 1st Saturday is raising money to help with Tuminello’s living expenses, as he is unable to work his normal job at Headquarters Live throughout treatment. Committee members will be selling raffle tickets for a framed, signed poster of Tuminello and a $50 gift certificate for Enza’s Organic Salon. There will also be a bake sale.

One of the Downtown’s newest eating establishments, Olde Towne Deli, is holding special hours on 1st Saturday. Pop in for a delicious, fresh deli sandwich! 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.

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.

Get your holiday shopping started early this year while you browse locally-made gifts and other products in the 1st Saturday Art Market.

Sponsorships, donations and fund-raised money ensure our musical acts are paid for their time. Learn more about our sponsors at www.1stsaturdaysby.com.

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.

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

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