artPICKSWTEXTredddfinalWednesday, November 2nd @ 6:00pm.

Salem used to have a pretty vibrant “First Wednesday,” back in the days of yore. Actually not that long ago. Due to city mismanagement (or something) it died. But that never let us stop anything. Downtown businesses are leading the charge to bring that vibrancy back to the downtown core, and I salute them! This will be 1959 Cider Co’s first in a series of First Wednesday musical events. Excellent! If you haven’t been there, go. It’s in a novel location, in the alley between Chemeketa and Court street. It works and works well. And their cider also works. It’s absolutely delicious and caters to the sweet and dry palates. They’ll be kicking things off with Jazz group, Blue Gardenia. +21. Free. 1859 Cider Co.