Sporting Park, home to the professional soccer team Sporting Kansas City, will host a three-day country music and camping festival Sept. 12-14.
Headliners of the Flatlands Country Music Festival will be Toby Keith and Luke Bryan.
Sporting Park has partnered with Marquee Events, which runs the WE Fest, a country-music festival in Minnesota.
“It’s essentially a two-and-a-half day music festival," said Andy Tretiak of Sporting Club. "We’ll have a free show headlined by Charlie Daniels that Thursday night, then two full days Friday and Saturdays. Luke Bryan will headline Friday with Darius Rucker, Thompson Square and Rodney Atkins.
“Saturday night will be headlined by Toby Keith. Another artist will be playing with Toby that we will announce in March. It’s essentially a third headliner.”
“We put together a great show,” said John Gourley of Marquee. “The stars were aligned; everything really meshed.”
Camping will be available; details of that are still being worked out, Tretiak said.
Tickets for both days start at $99 for a general admission ticket. There will also be reserved seating and VIP packages. Stadium capacity will be 24,000.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.
“The concept is to a make the tickets very affordable and make the experience unlike anything that has been done in Kansas City,” said Gourley
The music will start early afternoon and go until midnight; five acts will perform each day, Tretiak said. “But we may add local or regional acts later.”
Gourley said Marquee has done shows in Kansas City going back to the 1970s. Sporting Park, he said, is a special venue.
“We did the Rolling Stones at Arrowhead and U2 at Arrowhead,” he said. “We thought we’d seen all the stadiums and arenas but I was not fully prepared for what I’d see when I walked in here for a soccer game. The 24,000 seats is a real sweet spot for the marketplace.”