Monday, February 11, 2013


A bit of BREAKING Kansas City cultural event news for the mid-morning . . .


Check the website here first . . . Flatlands and then realize that somebody must be reading the comments and decided that Country Music was a good fit among you d-bags.

Anyhoo . . .

Check the presser . .

New Country Music and Camping Festival Coming to Kansas City, Kansas in 2013

Luke Bryan and Toby Keith to headline Flatlands Country Music Festival at Sporting Park

(February 8, 2013) – Marquee Events and Sporting Club announced today a new country music and camping festival to be hosted at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The event, entitled Flatlands Country Music Festival, will take place from September 12-­‐14 with a total capacity of 24,000. Luke Bryan and Toby Keith have been tapped to headline the inaugural festival.

Rand Levy of Marquee is promoting Flatlands in partnership with Sporting Club, the ownership group for Sporting Park. Levy is owner of WE Fest, the largest country music and camping festival in the United States. He and his partners have long been interested in bringing the popular event concept into a new market.

"When we were first approached to help create a new country music festival in Kansas City, we were blown away by the stadium and the potential for this market,” Levy said. “We’re very confident both the artists and our audience will have an incredible experience at Flatlands.”

Bryan, named Favorite Male Country Artist at the 2012 American Music Awards, will headline on Friday, September 13. Reigning Billboard Country Artist of the Decade Keith will be the featured performer the following night. Additional artists confirmed include Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Love and Theft, Thompson Square, Kevin Fowler and J.T. Hodges. The Charlie Daniels Band will headline a free concert on Thursday, September 12 in the Sprint Plaza, an area directly adjacent to the stadium bowl.

"We are thrilled to debut the festival with such an amazing lineup of country music stars,” said Andy Tretiak, Chief Marketing Officer of Sporting Club. “This will be a momentous event in Kansas City and Sporting Park is the perfect venue to serve as host.”

Tickets and camping passes for the first annual Flatlands Country Music Festival go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10:00am CST. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Tickets start at only $99 for the entire music festival. Passes for camping and parking may also be purchased immediately.

For more information, please visit or call 800-­‐493-­‐3378.
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About Flatlands Country Music Festival

Flatlands Country Music Festival is the newest music event from the owners of WE Fest, America’s largest country music and camping festival. Developed in conjunction with Sporting Club, Flatlands will be held at Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS on September 12-­‐14, 2013. The festival will feature performances from several of the most popular artists in country music over three days. The 24,000 expected to be in attendance will have the opportunity to camp in nearby areas and enjoy all amenities associated with the state-of-the-art venue.

About Sporting Park

Sporting Park is home to Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer. The venue has also hosted numerous concerts and special events, including multiple U.S. Men’s National Team soccer matches and the 2011 edition of Farm Aid. Since its opening in 2010, Sporting Park has received recognition nationally and internationally, garnering many awards for venue, fan experience and technology. In 2012, Sporting Park was recognized at The Stadium Business Awards in Turin, Italy, receiving the highly acclaimed Venue of the Year award and Product Innovation Award.


Anonymous said...

Only worthwhile if you can comp Chuck and Superdave a box seat together and then get a video camera.

Anonymous said...

How come they never have concerts for Blacks or Latinos at Sporting KC Park?

Nupid Stiggers said...

9:11 - Because they want the stadium to remain useable after the event, and not burned down and/or full of bullet holes and bodies because someone got "dissed".

Anonymous said...

Like most of the media, those tits are phony.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that crowd be happier if the concert were at the raceway?

Orphan of the Road said...

CMA = Country My Ass (thanks to Marty Stuart for that quote).

They ain't ate no bean or wore no jeans.

Well, don't call me no country singer
Those are poison words to me
'Cause I ain't heard a good country song
Since 1973.
The King of Bluegrass has died for your sins,
The Whore of Babylon's sleepin' in your bed.
And God's gonna burn down Nashville tonight, boys,
Jimmy Martin's dead
The great Jimmy Martin's gone dead.

Tom Russell

Anonymous said...

Why does a KCK festival use the KCMO skyline on it's press release header?

Anonymous said...

Nice Orphan....and true.