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Symphony in the Flint Hills event set to return in 2021

'Prairie Suite: Symphony in the Flint Hills'
Posted at 11:34 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 12:34:27-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event will return this summer after organizers were forced to cancel the last two events due to severe weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, which celebrates music and art against the backdrop of the Flint Hills, will be held on June 12 at North Lakeview Pasture in Morris County, Kansas. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6.

The 16th annual event coincides with the 200th anniversary of the start of the Santa Fe Trail and will feature presentations and activities honoring its history, organizers said in a news release Wednesday.

The event also will include prairie walks, a story circle with cowboy poetry and a sunset concert performed by the Kansas City Symphony.

In 2019, organizers had to cancel Symphony in the Flint Hills after severe weather damaged the event site. The following year, it was canceled again due to health and safety issues presented by the pandemic.

This year, organizers said they will take precautions and work with public health officials "to provide the safest environment for guests." More information about safety precautions will be shared closer to the event, organizers said.

Tickets for the event are $95 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under, plus taxes and fees. For more information, visit the event website.