Flooding moves Country Stampede to Topeka – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Flooding moves Country Stampede to Topeka - The Topeka Capital-Journal

Country Stampede music festival moved to Topeka due to flooding concerns

Concerns over flooding has forced Country Stampede officials to move the annual music festival to Topeka this year.

Organizers announced Friday morning that the three-day festival will be moving to Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka.

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Country Stampede President Wayne Rouse blamed recent severe flooding and uncertainty of the safety of the event grounds as reason for the change of locations.

Country Stampedes original location, Tuttle Creek State Park is closed for an unknown amount of time.

Due to severe flooding and uncertainty of the safety of event grounds, Country Stampede officials have announced an alternate location for the 2019 music festival, set for June 20-22, to be held at the Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka.

Widespread flooding across nearly half the state of Kansas caused the original festival location of Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhatten to close for an unknown amount of time.

“Safety is our main concern," President of Country Stampede Wayne Rouse said. "The severe weather prompted us to partner with the good folks over at Heartland Motorsports in Topeka, just 45 minutes away to ensure all of our concert goers will be out of harms way.  We are maintaining the integrity of what we currently have in place to our new location.”

Tickets for the 24th Kicker Country Stampede are still available with a stellar line-up fans won’t want to miss.

The festival will have 50 country acts performing across four stages with country music’s biggest acts headlining each night to include Jason Aldean, Old Dominion and Jake Owen, and many more. The three-day event also features multi-levels of camping experiences on the festival grounds.

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