River Festival Debut Stage Acts Announced

Salina Arts & Humanities announces the addition of several acts new to Festival stages, plus other updates for River Festival 2019, scheduled for Thursday to Sunday, June 13-16.

 Among the music acts set to debut at River Festival 2019 are:

  • the Amado Espinoza Trio, featuring Bolivian/world music, from Kansas City, MO. The trio is rooted in the traditional folk sounds of the Andes mountains, and explores a high-energy musical wanderlust. Founder Espinoza handcrafts instruments for performers around the world.  http://amadoespinoza.com
  • Matt Stansberry & the Romance, a lively, nine-piece American rock ‘n’ roll band that hails from Oklahoma City. The group is known for its dynamic live shows and a message of love, hope and unity. www.mattstansberry.com
  • Paris native Jessica Fichot of Los Angeles, performing a unique, mesmerizing blend of French chanson, Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk music. www.jessicasongs.com
  • Dustin Arbuckle & the Damnations from Wichita, sharing a strong American Roots repertoire. Arbuckle has toured in 23 countries during his 15-year musical career. www.dustinarbuckledamnations.com

Weekend admission buttons go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 40 Salina locations and in 21 other cities.

With more than 300 sponsoring families and businesses and 2,000 volunteers, the Smoky Hill River Festival is a success story in partnerships, from innovative performances to hands-on collaborations to generating revenue that supports the arts year-round. For details on how to sponsor or volunteer at the Festival, contact [email protected].

The Smoky Hill River Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, June 13-16, 2019 in Oakdale Park in Salina, KS. Hours are Thursday, June 13 from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday June 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by Festival Button only; $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Children 11 and under get in free. Visit riverfestival.com or Facebook.com/SHRiverFestival for details.