Earth Night Out is Friday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Downtown Salisbury presents its seventh annual Earth Night Out on Friday, April 20, from 5-9 p.m. in the heart of historic downtown Salisbury.
There will be music and entertainment all evening. Gulley will take the East Innes Street stage at 6 p.m., led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Chobey Badgio (
Other live entertainment includes Martha Bassett Band at The Blue Vine, Redeemed at Sidewalk Deli, and the North Rowan High School Show Choir in front of Salisbury Square Antiques (performances at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.).
Downtown shops will be open late and will offer special Earth-themed treats. Earth Night Out also offers family and environmentally friendly activities. Environmental organizations will be set up around downtown.
In addition to those “earthy” activities, there will be dancing and drumming at 7:30 p.m. on Easy Street (behind Waterworks Visual Arts Center); Make-Your-Own Tie Dye, $5-15 per item; and at the Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St.; live music and a children’s garden activity with the Salisbury Symphony Guild.
Wacky Doo the Clown will be on hand to create his signature balloon hats, the Classic Car Show will be in the Farmers Market lot, stroll along with the Downtown Ghost Walk (, free trolley rides can take you from one activity to another, and kids will find things to do all over Downtown.
Earth night bluegrass
Looking Glass Artists Center, 405 N. Lee St., will be open during Earth Night Out on Friday, April 20. The shop will be open from 5-9 p.m., and the black box theatre will feature traditional bluegrass music by Montgomery Store & Co with a free performance 6:30-8:30 p.m. Local and regional bluegrass musicians are invited to join in for a jam.
The E. H. Montgomery General Store in the Historic Village of Gold Hill is host to some of the region’s best bluegrass musicians. Each Friday evening the store is filled to standing room only with folks listening to the toe tapping sounds. During the warm months the music can be heard throughout the village as musicians gather outside as well as inside the store to pick and sing.
For more info about the April 20 bluegrass jam, call Vivian Hopkins at 704-267-9439. For information about Looking Glass Artists Center contact