KANSAS Rocks the Oregon Trail

KANSAS Rocks the Oregon Trail

Live at Alcove Spring Historic Park

September 22 - Gates open at 3pm - Music begins at 5:30pm

Date & Time

September 22, 2018


Alcove Spring Historic Park
Blue Rapids, KS
South of Marysville, KS

See Kansas with 3,000 of your best friends!

Experience KANSAS’ Radio Classics and Fan Favorites in an intimate setting with a natural amphitheater as the backdrop. You’ll hear “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry on Wayward Son,” and “Point of Know Return” while being surrounded by wagon swales from the Oregon Trail. 

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With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Learn more at www.KansasBand.com

TICKETS – On sale may 4

Tickets are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis. Three seating areas are available.



General Admission

While the farthest area from the band, this section offers the best view of the natural amphitheater.

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A closer section than General Admission, offering a more personal experience.

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As good as it gets! An up-close concert experience in a one-of-a-kind venue.

Tickets are sold out.


For sponsorship opportunities and special patron tickets, contact Ken and Zita Duensing at 785-250-1395.

The Park

Alcove Spring Historic Park is a 246-acre largely undeveloped park. Located on the Oregon-California Trail, this historic site was the stopping place for many wagon trains. The name of the park comes from the Alcove Spring and Naomi Pike falls both located on the premises and accessible by walking trails.

Food & Drinks

A variety of vendors will be at the park to satisfy your taste buds! Kansas Territory Brewing Company will serve their beers. The popular Life Coach, a light bodied American lager, will be available in cans. Other beers will be on tap. No coolers, alcoholic beverages, drinks, or food are allowed to be brought into the park.


There is plenty of parking for cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorhomes. The best part? It’s FREE! Shuttles and a walking trail connect parking to the location. There are no electrical hookups at the park. We will make accommodations for persons with disabilities. Call to make arrangements before your arrival.


Bring a bag chair, lawn chair, folding chair, or blanket OR rent a chair from the venue. The concert is in a large grassy meadow where the audience will be seated without shade.

Lodging & Accommodations

Heritage Inn Express
1155 Pony Express Hwy.
(785) 562-5588

Marysville Surf Motel
2005 Center
(785) 562-2354

1127 Pony Express Hwy.
(785) 562-1234

Thunderbird Motel
819 Pony Express Hwy.
(785) 562-2373

Marysville City Park (RV Hookups)
10th and Oak Streets – No Reservations

Pony Express RV Park (Full RV Hookups)
1163 Pony Express Hwy.
(785) 562-3200

Thunderbird RV Park
821 Pony Express Hwy.
(785) 562-3029

Marshall County Fairgrounds
On U. S. Hwy 77 (RV hookups) – No Reservations

Vintage Charm Guesthouse Hotel
134 W. Hazelwood
(785) 363-2327

The Weaver Hotel
126 S. Kansas.
(785) 363-2515

Waterville RV Park (No Reservations)
400 block of East Commercial St.

The Bankers Inn
123 N. Kansas, Frankfort
785-292-4225 or 402-641-3031
3 Suites with multiple beds, Kitchenettes in each room, Wireless internet, Cable TV, Non-Smoking.

The Lodge
800 North Locust St. (on Hwy. 9 & 99)
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, kitchen, washer/dryer, handicapped access.

Mary Ann’s Guest House
Chestnut Street
3 bedroom, bath, internet & Cable TV.

The Venue

  • Alcove Spring Historic Park
    1834 E River Rd.
    Blue Rapids, KS 66411
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