The 3rd Annual HorseThief the Festival Part III will happen June 13th-15th. Aside from the always anticipated 2 nights of Red Dirt Country Music, there will also be many events, tournaments and activities going on this year as well. In addition to the famous 3rd annual $5000 Bounty Bass Fishing Tournament and the all new Peace Love and Mud coed mud volleyball tournament, the festival also we be hosting the Dam Near 5K race again this year, an Archery Tournament, a Kansas Wild Flower Tour, Horse Shoe Tournament and the new Papa Murphy’s decorate your wagon campsite decorating contest.
The 2014 festival does come with some changes this year. “We are switching things up a bit this time.” said Rocking M Radio Station Manager, Candice Thomas, when commenting about new lower ticket prices and other changes to the festival. “We asked around about what the community wanted out of this festival, and we are giving it to them and then some!”. In the past, entry to the festival has been $25 per day or $40 for the entire weekend per person. This year ticket prices for the same great event, plus much more, have been slashed to simply $10 per day. Rocking M Radio, promoters of the event, have also made the decision to switch from alcohol being offered from a beer garden only to allowing open coolers this year. “We want the southwest Kansas community to have no excuses not to come. Great family activities during the day, awesome country music at night, affordable ticket prices and drag your cooler right on in and up to the stage! Its a bit of a risky move budget-wise, but we believe the outcome with be completely worth it!” says Thomas.
The 6 Bands that HorseThief the Festival will be featuring this Summer are Crooks, Tanner Dirks Band and Shane Smith and the Saints on Friday night. And Wes Cossman Band, Kimberly Dunn and Reckless Kelly to be showcased on Saturday.
Central Station Bar and Grill will also be offering a shuttle service free of charge to all festival guests to and from the event for local surrounding cities to promote a safe and responsible transportation alternative. They invite any and all concert and festival goers who chose to drink and not camp under the stars at the lake to take advantage of this option. Safety is the number one priority.
Tickets are on sale now at Outwest in Dodge City, The Crazy House in Garden City and the Jetmore Food Center. Tickets are also available online at horsethiefthefestival.com. More information about the event, activities and concerts can be found there as well.