Tickets for Michael Martin Murphey’s Appearance
At Symphony In The Flint Hills Are Going Fast
COTTONWOOD FALLS, KANSAS — Ticket sales for Michael Martin Murphey’s June 10 appearance for the 2017 Symphony In The Flint Hills iconic event are far outpacing last year and there are only a handful remaining, according to Gwen Shirkey, Director of Engagement for the organization.
“During the walk-up ticket sales box office day on March 4th, we experienced more foot traffic in Wichita than last year, and doubled ticket sales there,” Shirkey said. “In Kansas City, the phone lines were booked until 3pm and then ticket sales continued online, outpacing sales from last year at this time. We continue to sell tickets at a rapid daily pace, and the event is expected to sell out completely.”
More than 5,000 are expected at the event scheduled for Saturday, June 10 at the beautiful Deer Horn Ranch (331 Broadway St., Cottonwood Falls, KS) at sunset. For ticket information, call 816-471-0400 or visit http://shop.symphonyintheflinthills.org/category/tickets/
In addition to the concert, a day of activities are planned related to the theme, including a variety of educational presentations by experts, leaders and innovators. Cox Brothers BBQ will be on site for lunch and VIP ticketholders can enjoy a chuckwagon-style dining experience by Coco Bolo. Vegetarian options are available.
For Murphey, participating in this year’s event is exciting for several reasons. “Of course I love the chance to play with the Kansas City Symphony,” said Murphey, who is a self-professed Western History junkie. “It’s also a chance for me to join in the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail that brought cattle from Texas to Kansas in the years following the Civil War. This is a very important part of our country’s history.”
Murphey is perhaps best known for a string of hits that span several musical genres, from Pop Music to Country, Western Music to Bluegrass. Among those hits are “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “What’s Forever For,” “Cowboy Logic,” “Long Line of Love” and many more.
“We recently had a glimpse into the musical selection that will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony and by Michael Martin Murphey,” Shirkey added. “We are thrilled with the selection and the personal touch Michael is giving to this year’s event, a celebration of 150 years of the Chisholm Trail and his authentic, inspirational tribute to the grasslands and culture of the Flint Hills.”
Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is led by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a small staff with the help of 700 volunteers. The Signature Event and year-round prairie education activities are made possible only through the generosity of contributors like you. View our 2015 Annual Report.