Next year's Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event is June 9, 2018.


The Site

The 2017 Signature Event took place June 10 on Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County.

The Music

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. is proud to partner with the Kansas City Symphony (KCS) for our Signature Event. Known for performing live music with a passion for excellence, the Kansas City Symphony is a major force in the cultural life of the region. For more information, visit the Kansas City Symphony's website.

The Theme

The theme of the 2017 Signature Event was "Chisholm Trail" and celebrated the 150th anniversary of the famous trail that brought cattle from Texas to Kansas in the years following the Civil War. 

Special Guest

The 2017 sunset concert with the Kansas City Symphony featured country western singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, who shared his passion for cowboy culture and grasslands conservation.


Stay and enjoy a weekend in the Kansas Flint Hills! Discover a camping ground, quaint inn or hotel in one of our charming small towns. See what Junction City has to offer, take in the attractions in Manhattan, the "Little Apple," and explore lodging in Abilene. Can't stay in June? Come back soon!


Join us 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 Bolo. Vegetarian options were available. You can also bring your own food as long as it is not in a hard-sided cooler. Do not bring alcoholic beverages or glass containers.

Prairie Pavilions

Experts, leaders and innovators presented a variety of educational presentations related to the 2017 theme,  "Chisholm Trail." Click here to see the presentation schedule.

Field Journal

Each year, the Symphony in the Flint Hills Field Journal features in-depth articles and beautiful illustrations that commemorate the event's theme.  Field Journals are available for purchase at our online store and at each Signature Event. Explore past editions online. Browse or search the database for topics from cowboys and ranching to prairie chickens and regional characters.

Gallery of Past Events




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