September 17, 2022. Tickets on sale now! See above…

The 2022 River Suite dinner & music event will again take place in the fall, Saturday, September 17th on the historic Cottonwood River Bridge overlooking the waterfall in downtown Cottonwood Falls. Surrounded by the unforgettable jewel tones of a Kansas summer sunset, guests will be drawn to the white peaked tents and the aroma of a well-mastered selection of Flint Hills inspired delicacies inviting the senses to partake in the breathtaking experience of fine dining & live music on the charming bridge.

Gates will open at 6pm with happy hour music by Tallgrass Express. New this year, hard cider from Meadowlark Farm, Orchard & Cidery of Rosehill, KS will be available for purchase! There will also be a cash bar serving wine & beer. Dinner service will start at 7pm. Catering & Cash Bar by Great Western Dining at Butler Community College. Entertainment by Tallgrass Express will resume at 8pm!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Brown Bennett Alexander, Ek Real Estate-Lynn Cunningham, Grand Central Hotel & Grill, Griffin Real Estate & Auction, IdeaTek, Kansas Graphics, LMI Aerospace, LarkInn Guesthouses, Lyon County Title, Peruvian Connection!
       
                                      
If you or your business would like to be a sponsor of this magnificent event please contact me and I will give you the details of how you can be a part!

We are thrilled to announce that Tallgrass Express String Band will perform this year for your listening pleasure!

Tallgrass Express is a truly regional band: providing local entertainment and recordings to share with others their celebration of the Kansas Flint Hills landscape and ranching culture.

Formed in 2004, this award-winning group features “Songs of the Kansas Flint Hills” by singer-songwriter Annie Wilson, named the Flint Hills Balladeer by Kansas in 2013 for her efforts “to share the beauty of the Kansas Flint Hills through words and music.”    They have recorded five albums.

Band members Carl Reed(R) and Derrick Doty(L), also singer-songwriters, immeasurably contribute to the band’s sound with their vocals and versatile instrumental skills on fiddle, bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica, along with Annie on guitar.

Performing in historic western dress, Tallgrass Express tailors programs to fit each audience.

Concerts can also include fast-driving old timey and bluegrass favorites, folk ballads, Western swing tunes, beautiful Celtic melodies, early American gospel hymns, beloved Cowboy and Western standards, and top quality instrumental music for background music at social events.

Tallgrass Express programs include brief stories on the background of songs, humorous observations on rural life today, and frequent references to the heritage, land and culture of their home, the tallgrass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills.

It’s all delivered with a sparkle they hope shows how much they enjoy making and sharing their music with others.

With over 500 performances, Tallgrass Express has played at community festivals and concerts, gallery openings, historical events, organization dinners, parties, weddings and receptions, church programs, and dances.

They are regulars at the Symphony in the Flint Hills, performing afternoon Roving Music for guests.

Founding member Annie Wilson says, “We feel incredibly lucky to live amidst the splendor and wide open spaces of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. Through our music, we celebrate this land and its people.”

Learn more about Tallgrass Express String Band here: https://tallgrassexpress.com/

River Suite, a Chase County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser, is an unforgettable Flint Hills experience held annually!

Tickets are non-refundable. In case of severe weather the event will be canceled.

Wonderful centerpieces will be for sale following the event for $20 each.

TICKETS ARE $75 EACH OR TABLES OF 6 OR 8 MAY ALSO BE SECURED.

10th ANNIVERSARY RIVER SUITE AS FEATURED IN CHASE COUNTY LIVING MAGAZINE

 

 
 

River Suite is an unforgettable Flint Hills experience. The event is held annually on the historic bridge overlooking the waterfall in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Enjoy fine dining and live music accompanied by the song of the cascading Cottonwood River.  Diners can relax in the cool shade under white-peaked tents, listening to the murmur of the falls and basking in the glow of a glorious Flint Hills sunset. A concert, fabulous food and drinks, and a peaceful setting create a magical evening for our guests.

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