Come together for a cure at the 12th Annual Concert in the Country

Concert in the Country

The largest fundraiser for the Wichita non-profit Coming Together for a Cure is just around the corner on Saturday, Sept. 24. It’s the 12th Annual Concert in the Country, where proceeds from the event go to help people with Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases access stem cell therapy.

The all ages, family-friendly event at the Wichita Union Stockyards at 6425 W MacArthur Rd includes food trucks, yard games, dance floor, full bar, a silent auction, and a raffle. There will be live performances from Whiskey River Band, Jared Brown & the Dirt Road Misfits, Sunshine Dreamers and Prairie Smoke.

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at

Concert in the Country runs from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. I know that’s right in the middle of prime-time college football games. Don’t fret, the venue will have televisions airing the games all evening long.

Brothers, Ryan and Blake Benton, are the founders and directors of Coming Together for a Cure.

In 2009, Ryan became the first person in the world with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to be successfully treated with stem cell therapy. Ryan (being a musician) had the idea to host a benefit concert to raise awareness and support, so others like him could have the same opportunity for treatments. That first fundraiser was called, Coming Together for a Cure.
Over the years, the Wichita community has rallied around their cause and, through this event, helped them raise nearly $500,000 and welcome over 10,000 people.

Over the years, the event has evolved from a grassroots Concert in the Country, where they turned a working farm into a country music venue, to other unique outdoor atmospheres all out in the country just outside the city limits.

Concert in the Country

The annual fundraiser provides an opportunity for Coming Together for a Cure to share Ryan’s story and educate our community about the benefits stem cell therapy can do for people with rare and incurable conditions. This includes muscular dystrophy, autism, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, autoimmune diseases, and many others.

Come out, have fun, listen to some great music, grab some food from local food truck favorites like U-Hungry Truck, Noble House, Big Granny’s who makes their return to the food truck fleet, Hot-2-Trot and Brown Box Bakery.

Get your tickets now at

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