Signature Event

The Signature Event is an annual gathering on the prairie celebrating music, art, and the ecology of the Flint Hills.


2020 Major Presenting Sponsor

As Major Presenting Sponsor for Symphony in the Flint Hills through 2021, BNSF Railway is honored this year to celebrate Ad Astra in the Flint Hills, a celebration of the night sky over the prairie. It’s really a celebration of aspirations and the future. BNSF’s heritage and legacy runs deep in Kansas and its future is bright as it links the state to markets around the globe.

– Zak Andersen, President BNSF Railway Foundation

2020 Location

The 2020 Signature Event will take place in Wabaunsee County, Kansas on June 13, 2020. The location of the site will be announced soon.


The region’s native building material, limestone, will be the focus of the 2020 Signature Event.

Lodging & Food

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

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


Every year, Symphony in the Flint Hills features a Prairie Art Exhibit and Auction that features paintings, drawings, watercolor or mixed media that thematically and graphically reference the Flint Hills of Kansas. Once accepted through the jury process, the winning pieces are exhibited in the Art Tent at the Signature Event where attendees can place a bid on each piece throughout the day during a silent auction. Each year, one piece of artwork will be selected for the official limited edition commemorative print and sold in our retail store. See the pieces that are available to purchase from the 2019 Prairie Art Exhibit.

Music & Prairie Pavilions

Symphony in the Flint Hills is proud to partner with the Kansas City Symphony (KCS) for our Signature Event. In the education tents, speakers will explore a variety of topics covering the land, the people and the future of the Kansas Flint Hills.

Field Journal

When you purchase your tickets, remember to reserve a copy of this year’s Field Journal. Our Field Journal, now in its 12th Edition, is a Flint Hills resource whose articles on topics from night skies to prairie chickens have been downloaded by thousands of researchers worldwide.  Browse past editions or search our online database at New Prairie Press.  Or buy hard copies at our Flint Hills Store.


Tickets for the 2020 Signature Event will go on sale Saturday, March 7, 2020. Adult General Admission tickets are $95 plus tax. Child tickets (12 and under) are $50 plus tax.

Consider becoming a patron. Patrons, who help support our year-round mission, receive two VIP tickets with reserved concert seating, a parking pass, access to the on-site hospitality tent, admission to the patron reception and dinner, recognition in the program and other amenities. Learn more.

The rain date for the 2020 event is Sunday, June 14, 2020. If this event is cancelled, tickets will not be refunded. No refunds. No exchanges.

Prairie Art and Auction; Photo by Jeffrey McPheeters
Photo by Kelly Glasscock

We welcome for the fifteenth year, the world-class Kansas City Symphony to the Flint Hills. The sunset concert, conducted by Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor, is not to miss!