Cash Hollistah is a national hip-hop recording artist, poet, and philanthropist based in Salina, Kansas. 


A passionate advocate for the arts, Hollistah cites a creative writing class he took as a sophomore in high school as the main catalyst for pursuing a career in music. That pursuit lead him to create events in his hometown of Salina – from battle rap competition, "Move The Crowd,” to the monthly open-mic poetry series “ONEMiC." These events, along with his music, and his work with students in schools and churches across the state, have gained him a reputation as a community leader, as well as the admiration of many who benefit from his efforts.




Ad Astra Books & Coffee House

141 N. Santa Fe Avenue

Salina, Kansas 67401

(785) 833 2235

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Ad Astra Books & Coffee House 

is more than just a comfortable and interesting place to hang out, study, and buy books. It’s quickly becoming a leading cultural center for regional literature and arts, and a thriving community gathering place.


With live music, author readings, poetry nights, book clubs, open mics, a children’s area, and more, our programming and outreach define our larger mission: to keep the torch of the imagination lit, and use it to reveal this place called Kansas and these undeniably Great Plains.