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Symphony in the Flint Hills tickets go on sale March 10

Olivia Burress
The Wichita Eagle

Tickets for the popular outdoor concert Symphony in the Flint Hills will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 10.

The June 9 show will be a concert in a pasture near Bushong, Kan., in Lyon County northwest of Emporia. Gates open at 1 p.m., and the concert is at 6:45 p.m.

Attendees will be greeted on horseback and led down a walking trail, where they can participate in educational activities, including those about Flint Hills culture and heritage, said Kelly Tastove, Symphony in the Flint Hills development officer. Other events include an instrument “petting zoo” that lets visitors try out musical instruments, covered wagon rides, a barbecue dinner (for an additional fee), star gazing and a live band following the performance.

Tickets are $75 for adults and $43 for children 12 and younger. They will be available by phone at 816-471-0400 or online at www.kcsymphony.org. Tickets also will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 at Dillard’s in Towne East Square, 7700 E. Kellogg Drive.

Last year, tickets sold out in 37 minutes, Tastove said.

For more information, visit www.symphonyintheflinthills.org.

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