Festival Fun Without Sun
Jeff Garretson - June 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Oakdale Park was bustling with people early Friday morning, taking in the opening acts and artist of the 2015 Smoky Hill River Festival.
Under the threat of rain Thursday, nearly 11,000 music fans crowded into the park for the Festival Jam – Friday cool temperatures and a slight drizzle did not discourage art enthusiasts.
Salt Lake City sculptor Fred Conlon was pleased with the pace, “The folks are out and this is a great show for us and we love coming back to Salina,” he said.
Wichita based band “Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy” got the crowd stomping along under the tent on Stage II. Their mix of jazz/bluegrass punk is punctuated with amazing banjo solos.
Kid Friendly – hundreds of hands on art projects were taking shape under the big tent in “Artyopolis” as tots made free make and take keepsakes.
Eight artisans are also scheduled to provide art and craft demonstrations throughout the weekend for projects focusing glass beads, wood carving to flame painted copper.