Signature Event

The Signature Event is an annual gathering on the prairie celebrating music, art, and the ecology of the Flint Hills. The 2024 event will take place on the Evans Family Red Ranch in Greenwood County, KS, on June 8.


2024 Major Presenting Sponsor

Being a good steward of the land is a value we share with Symphony in the Flint Hills. Sustainability has always been an important part of BNSF Railway, reaching back to the 1800s when the railroad brought European migrants to the Plains state. With them they brought new varieties of wheat and other crops that thrived in what is now known as the wheat state. Today BNSF is the most efficient and sustainable way to move those crops to markets across the country and around the world.

Signature Event

The Signature Event is an annual gathering on the prairie celebrating music, art, and the ecology of the Flint Hills. The 2024 event will take place on the Evans Family Red Ranch in Greenwood County, Kansas, on Saturday, June 8.


Tickets are on sale now. Early bird pricing:

  • Adults – $95 (plus taxes & fees)
  • Children 12 & Under – $50 (plus taxes & fees)

Regular general admission starts April 15: $110 for adults and $50 for children (plus taxes & fees).

Patron Package

Make this year’s experience truly unforgettable with our Patron Package.

Each Patron Package is $1,500 and includes: two VIP tickets with reserved concert seating, parking pass, dinner and reception in the patron tent, 2024 Field Journal, name recognition in the Commemorative Program, and name on onsite signage.

Patrons also have the option to purchase up to two additional patron guest tickets at $500 each and/or up to six general admission tickets. Click below to purchase or learn more.

Guest Artist

We are excited to welcome Katharine McPhee as this year’s guest artist performing with the Kansas City Symphony.

Katharine became a household name in 2006 during Season 5 of AMERICAN IDOL. Since then, she’s starred in multiple shows on television, film, and Broadway, and performed to sold-out crowds around the world. Her recordings have topped charts in multiple genres, including pop, jazz, and adult contemporary.  

For more information on Kathrine click here.


The 2024 Signature Event will take place at Red Ranch, located east of Cassody, KS in Greenwood County. See the map to the right for directions.

Please note this remote location requires driving on gravel. Making your way from parking to the main site includes walking on the natural terrain of the pasture so please plan accordingly.

All-Day Activities

Join us for a full day of festivities including:

  • Inspirational talks and presentations
  • Guided prairie walks
  • Covered wagon rides
  • Stories by local musicians and poets
  • Stargazing
  • Dancing

Sunset Concert

Symphony in the Flint Hills is proud to partner with the Kansas City Symphony for our Signature Event. Each year, their performance concludes with a Flint Hills sunset.

What to Bring

  • Event tickets
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Valid ID for alcohol wristband
  • Closed-toe, comfortable walking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle

What NOT to Bring

  • Alcoholic beverages (wine and beer can be purchased)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Glass containers
  • Pets, except service animals
  • Large coolers

Lodging & Food

Stay and enjoy a weekend in the Flint Hills! Discover a camp ground, quaint inn or hotel in one of our charming small towns in Greenwood County.

Join us at the Signature Event site for lunch and dinner and enjoy offerings from Cox Brothers BBQ. At dinnertime, VIP ticket holders enjoy conversation with friends and a fine chuckwagon-style dining experience by Coco Bolos.

Field Journal

Our Field Journal is a Flint Hills resource – the 16th Edition will be available in May 2025. Articles in each edition cover many topics related to Symphony in the Flint Hills annual theme. This year our theme is “Stewards of the Land.” We dedicate our Field Journal to all who value and protect and cherish our beautiful Flint Hills, from Flint Hills farmers and ranchers, Indigenous Americans and conservationists to schoolkids and city volunteers who have all engaged in their own brands of stewardship. You can also browse past editions or search our online database at New Prairie Press

Prairie Art Exhibit and Auction

Every year we host a Flint Hills-inspired juried Prairie Art Exhibit and Auction. Money raised supports the artists and our mission to “heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie.”

Video by Casey Wilson
Photo by Kathleen Connors
Image of Katharine McPhee
Map to event location
Photo by Casey Wilson
Photo by Craig Lindeman

We welcome for the 19th year, the world-class Kansas City Symphony to the Flint Hills.