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Country Stampede Moves to Manhattan

Joe Denoyer - May 31, 2019 6:22 pm

Due to severe flooding and safety concerns at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Country Stampede officials have made the decision to hold the 24th annual country music festival June 20-22 at Heartland Motorsports Park, 7530 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

“I’m not going to find a better opportunity for Topeka or Heartland, without a doubt,” Heartland Motorsports Park owner Chris Payne said.

Country Stampede officials announced the site change in a news release Friday morning.

Flooding moves Country Stampede to Topeka
By Rick Peterson
Posted May 31, 2019 at 8:01 AM
Updated May 31, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Because of flooding and safety concerns at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, the 2019 Country Stampede, featuring Jason Aldean and other top country artists, will be moved to Heartland Motorsports Park for the June 20-22 festival. [Submitted]▲
The Country Stampede is coming to Topeka.

Due to severe flooding and safety concerns at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Country Stampede officials have made the decision to hold the 24th annual country music festival June 20-22 at Heartland Motorsports Park, 7530 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

“I’m not going to find a better opportunity for Topeka or Heartland, without a doubt,” Heartland Motorsports Park owner Chris Payne told The Topeka Capital-Journal.

Country Stampede officials announced the site change in a news release Friday morning.

“Safety is our main concern,” Country Stampede president 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 harm’s way.

“We are maintaining the integrity of what we currently have in place to our new location.”

The Stampede will come to Heartland Motorsports Park less than two weeks after the facility hosts its marquee racing event, the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties June 7-9.

But Payne said he believes HMP will be ready for the largest annual music festival in Kansas, which annually draws more than 100,000 fans.

 

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