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Tired of hanging out in your backyard? Us too. Drive-in for a Father’s Day concert at the Douglas County Fairgrounds with musical tallgrass troubadour Sky Smeed on the new fairgrounds stage!

The inspiration and subject matter of Kansas musician Sky Smeed runs the gamut, but he cites a common thread throughout: hope. The Chanute native has been making an annual tour of small Kansas towns for more than 15 years, but these days his travels take him to bars, clubs, festivals, and listening rooms from California to Carolina. This independent recording and performing artist says the first music he heard was that of Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard, but his influences include rock, blues, hip-hop, rap, folk and country. Smeed is recognized for his effortless, country-tinged tunes of working hard, dogs, love, money, beer, coffee, and the call of the road.

Gates open at 6:45pm. Electronic and print-at-home tickets only. Tickets are good for carloads of up to 6! Enter off Harper Street through the SOUTH Gate.

How It Works:
  • Only one ticket is required per car
  • Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event
  • The gates will open 45 mins before show time on the day of the event
  • Check in at the main fairgrounds gate with your digital or printed ticket (no contact required)
  • Instructions will be given on how to tune into the audio through your car radio
  • You will be directed to a parking spot in the Fairgrounds parking lot
  • After the show you will be directed out of your parking spot to exit the lot
  • One restroom available on site, please see below for details
 Safety Requirements & Details:
The following are subject to change based on the current health guidelines outlined by Douglas county
  • For the safety of everyone, please remain in your car to practice safe social distancing.
  • One restroom will be available on site. Please use social distancing, masks, and wash your hands to be safe.
  • You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed on-site.
  • Trash receptacles will not be made available, plan accordingly if you bring snacks
  • In the event of inclement weather, you will be emailed about event postponement


June 21, 2020
7:30 pm
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Douglas County Fairgrounds
2120 Harper St
Lawrence, 66046 United States
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