Butler County Brass brings patriotic music to Pioneer Bluffs

Times-Gazette Staff
The Butler County Brass will performa t 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green, on the front lawn of the  site.

The Butler County Brass will performat 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. The concert will be outdoors on the front lawn of the historic site, with plenty of space for physical distancing while enjoying this special event.

“This will be our first event since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Lynn Smith, executive director of Pioneer Bluffs. “We are proud to offer patriotic music as a gift to our community. Thank you for sharing with your audience.”

Visitors are welcome bring their own chair, beverage, and mask; these can also be provided as needed.

The six musicians of the Butler County Brass are Robert Gusé, Christine Moose, Rick Moose, Eric Pretz, John Templin, and Andrew Thiesen.

There is no charge for this event, donations are appreciated and will support future programs at Pioneer Bluffs.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Rain plans will be posted at pioneerbluffs.org, on Facebook, or may be confirmed by phone on Saturday morning.

Reservations requested but not required. Those who make reservations will be notified directly of a change due to rain plans.

For reservations or questions, contact Executive Director, Lynn Smith, at lynn@pioneerbluffs.org or 620-753-3484 (office) or 785-393-1569 (cell). Reservations can also be made at the Facebook event page.

Visitors may want to allow time to explore a new, self-guided tour at Pioneer Bluffs. Using a smartphone on QR codes placed around the property, the tour offers history, background stories, and a bit of education about this and other ranches, and the generations of ranchers who shaped the Flint Hills.

Pioneer Bluffs is a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve the ranching heritage of the Flint Hills. A National Register Historic District, Pioneer Bluffs is on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway K-177, 14 miles south of Cottonwood Falls or 1 mile north of Matfield Green.