Lyle Lovett will join KC Symphony in the Flint Hills

Four-time Grammy award-winning artist Lyle Lovett will make a guest appearance June 12 at the fifth annual Symphony in the Flint Hills outdoor concert, where he’ll perform three numbers with the Kansas City Symphony.

Lovett, a Texas native, is a longtime friend of Edward Bass, a rancher who is hosting this year’s concert on his pasture in Chase County, Kan.

Bass’ “South Clements Pasture” is seven miles south of Cottonwood Falls, Kan., and eight miles west of Bazaar, Kan. This is the first time Bass’s ranchlands have been open to the public.

Lyle has many contacts in Kansas and narrated the PBS special, “The Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie.”

The outdoor concert by the Kansas City Symphony moves each year to a different location in the Flint Hills, and has sold out the past four years. It is organized by Symphony in the Flint Hills Inc., a nonprofit group with a mission to heighten awareness of the tallgrass prairie and Flint Hills.

Tickets, at $63 each ($43 for children 12 and under), will go on sale Monday at

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