Olathe Sweet Corn Festival announces headliner, new venue

Craig Campbell

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is proud to announce that BBR Music Group singer-songwriter Craig Campbell will headline the 28th annual event on Aug. 3 at the Montrose County Event Center in Montrose.

"It's definitely an exciting time," says Campbell, whose highly anticipated See You Try EP SEE arrived on June 8, 2018. "For the past few years, I've created and found some of the best music in my career." Packed with down-home charm and up-town talent both fans and critics have come to love, Campbell's patience has paid off in the form of seven diverse tracks --including the hit singles "See You Try" and "Outskirts of Heaven." Taken as a whole, the project does more than just build off Campbell's earlier success. It cements his status as a steady-handed star in the current era.

"The festival committee is excited to bring another high-caliber entertainer to our 28th annual event," said Martinez. "It should be an exciting festival celebrating our strong agriculture heritage, local nonprofits, and all the Olathe Sweet Sweet Corn you can eat!"

This will be the event's first year at the Montrose County Event Center.

After 27 years at different locations in Olathe, the all-volunteer committee voted to move the event 11 miles south to Montrose.

"It was a difficult decision that the committee wrestled with for quite some time, but ultimately the committee voted to do what was best for the festival to keep it going," said festival coordinator, Kyle Martinez. "The festival will continue to celebrate the area's strong agriculture heritage, local non-profits, and donate funds to where they are needed most." The festival has donated over $30,000 to local groups over the past two years.

For more information and online ticket sales, visit www.olathesweetcornfest.com.

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