Join us for the 12th annual Signature Event at Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County 
on June 10, 2017. Tickets go on sale March 4, 2017.


The Site

The 2017 Signature Event will take place 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 is "Chisholm Trail" and will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the famous trail that brought cattle from Texas to Kansas in the years following the Civil War. 

Prairie Pavilions

Experts, leaders and innovators will present a variety of educational presentations related to the 2017 theme,  "Chisholm Trail." 

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.


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. Enjoy Emporia, "the Front Porch of the Flint Hills," or take in the attractions in Manhattan, the "Little Apple." Unique lodging packages - which include guesthouses and camping near the event site - are also available through our online storeCan't stay in June? Come back soon! 

Gallery of Past Events

Other Activities

Gates open at HIGH NOON. Come early and hike, enjoy a talk in the Prairie Pavilions, gaze at the constellations, take a covered wagon ride, bid on your favorite piece of prairie art and try your hand at a new instrument. Stay late for a post-concert dance with the Blackstock Band or stories, songs and cowboy poetry with Annie Wilson, Jeff Davidson, Geff Dawson and the winner of the Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest. See the schedule of activities in the Signature Event Guide.


Join us for lunch and dinner! Listen to the musical stylings of The Skirts while you dine on offerings from Cox Brothers BBQ. At dinnertime, VIP ticketholders will enjoy conversation with old friends and Kansas City Steak Company Filets grilled to perfection by the good folks from Chase County's own Flying W Ranch. Vegetarian options are 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.



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