Hundreds turn out for outdoor concert

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July 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Stephanie Wildasin and Dylan Barnes, friends from Kansas City, Mo., thought nothing of the drive if it meant seeing Frankie Ballard headline Saturday’s Farm City Days Summer Concert Series.

“I love Frankie Ballard,” Wildasin said of the musician’s high-energy fusion of rock and country music. “I saw him open at Lake Fest in Atchison. I’ve been waiting the longest time to see him but he didn’t have tour dates anywhere close. When I saw he was going to be here, I thought two hours isn’t that far to drive.”

Neither Wildasin nor Barnes had ever been to Iola, though they’d noticed signs while driving past on U.S. 169. Barnes has lived only in big cities and said he hadn’t really spent time in a small town.

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