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Sporting ParkSporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., the home of Sporting KC soccer team, will be the site for the Flatlands Country Music Festival Sept. 12-14, according to an announcement today. (File photo)
The Flatlands Country Music Festival featuring Luke Bryan and Toby Keith will come to Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 12-14, according to an announcement today.
The new country music and camping festival is being promoted by Rand Levy of Marquee in partnership with Sporting Club. Levy is owner of WE Fest, the largest country music and camping festival in the United States.
Besides Bryan and Keith, performers at the Flatlands Country Music Festival will 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, Sept. 12, in the Sprint Plaza, an area directly adjacent to the stadium bowl at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
"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 in a news release. “We’re very confident both the artists and our audience will have an incredible experience at Flatlands.”
"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.”
Sporting Park also was in the news recently when it was selected to be the host park for the 2013 MLS All-Star game July 31.
Tickets and camping passes for the first annual Flatlands Country Music Festival go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15.Tickets can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com. Ticketsstart at $99 for the entire music festival. Passes for camping and parking may also be purchased immediately.
For more information, visit FlatlandsFestival.com or call 800-493-3378.