Signature Event

The Signature Event is an annual gathering on the prairie celebrating music, art, and the ecology of the Flint Hills. The 2023 event will take place on Wade Pasture near Eskridge in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, on June 10. Buy tickets now!


2023 Major Presenting Sponsor

BNSF Railway is especially proud to partner and collaborate with Symphony in the Flint Hills in 2023. Transportation in the Flint Hills is a theme that we hold near and dear to our hearts. BNSF’s trains traveling through the hills are as common as the great blue sky and the tallgrass prairie that we adore. We share our history – with your history – while connecting the global marketplace.

2023 Signature Event


General admission tickets for the 2023 event are now on sale. Tickets are $95 plus taxes and fees for adults and $50 plus taxes and fees for children 12 and under

For the VIP experience, 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. Call 620-273-8955 to learn more.

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.”

Bidding will take place online from Saturday, April 29 through Tuesday, June 13. During the auction, the art will be on display daily from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery in Cottonwood Falls. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m.


The 2023 Signature Event will take place at Wade Pasture near Eskridge, KS in Wabaunsee County on June 10, 2023.


The theme of the 18th annual event is focused on transportation.

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 Wabaunsee 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 whose articles on topics from night skies to prairie chickens have been downloaded by thousands of researchers worldwide. The 2023 Field Journal, the 15th edition of this annual resource, is about all kinds of transportation in the Flint Hills, historical and present day, earthbound and airborne, physical and spiritual, human and otherwise. Filled with captivating stories, poems and beautiful art, we hope it transports you to the best kind of destination – a new way of seeing things. Get your copy at the 2023 Signature Event. You can also browse past editions or search our online database at New Prairie Press

Video by Casey Wilson
Photo by Bill Harrison
Photo by Kathleen Connors
Photo by Casey Wilson
Photo by Craig Lindeman

We welcome for the 18th year, the world-class Kansas City Symphony to the Flint Hills.