SkyFest Marysville Features Rising Star Elliott Burns and Country Sensation Logan Mize

SkyFest Marysville, July 13 and 14, boasts an exciting musical lineup, featuring Elliott Burns and renowned country artist Logan Mize.

Their concerts are part of Saturday’s events with Elliott Burns taking the stage at 4 p.m. and Logan Mize making a stop on his American Dream Tour 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Their performances celebrate the rich cultural heritage of rural Kansas.

The two-day event is in Marysville, Kan. Saturday’s events are at Lakeview Sports Complex, 502 20th Street, and Sunday’s events are at the Marysville Municipal Airport, 2500 North Street.

Elliott Burns: A Rising Star from Burlington, Kan.

Elliott Burns, a student at Kansas State University majoring in agricultural business, discovered his passion for music at a young age. By the age of seven, he had already learned to play the piano. Throughout high school, he continued to hone his skills, practicing and expanding his musical repertoire.

In middle school, Burns picked up drums and percussion, eventually switching to the trumpet in the school band program. His musical journey took a significant turn when his grandfather gifted him a guitar during the COVID-19 pandemic. With ample time to practice, he dedicated himself to mastering the instrument, learning a new song every day, and practicing up to 18 hours a week.

His first concert experience came at the age of 17 when he opened for a band at the Coffey County Fair. Since then, he has played numerous gigs, including solo shows at local bars and graduation parties.

He released his original song “Hideaway Town” on Spotify during his senior year of high school.

Burns’ performances are characterized by their diverse setlists, featuring both cover songs and original compositions.

Logan Mize: From Small Town Roots to Country Stardom

Logan Mize, known for his hit single “Better Off Gone,” has carved a niche for himself in the country music industry. Growing up in Clearwater, Kan., his journey has been marked by a love for his rural roots. After moving to Nashville and signing with Big Yellow Dog in 2010, he released several albums and extended plays, gaining recognition and a dedicated fan base.

Despite the challenges of the music industry, Mize found his balance by returning to Kansas, where he continues to produce music that resonates with his audience. With over one million monthly listeners on Spotify and his hit single streamed over 60 million times, his popularity continues to grow.

His music reflects his upbringing in a small town, with lyrics that capture the essence of rural life.

An Unforgettable Experience

SkyFest Marysville boasts an impressive line-up for this year’s two-day event. Highlights include a hot air balloon glow, the area’s largest fireworks display, and an exhilarating airplane fly-in.

Saturday’s festivities start at 4 p.m.

There will be plenty of activities for children including bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters, and a caricature artist.

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka, Kan., will bring ten mobile museum pieces, including an air tunnel and a construction station, where kids can experience the use of tools.

After the concerts by Burns and Mize, five hot air balloons will start to glow.

The hot air balloons inflate shortly after dark and light up the night sky like Chinese lanterns.

After the glow, fire performers will dazzle the crowd with a thrilling display of artistry and skill, manipulating flames in a variety of ways to create an awe-inspiring spectacle.

The night ends with the area’s largest choreographed fireworks display.

Twenty food, snack, and beverage trucks are confirmed for the event.

Sunday’s activities will be held at the Marysville Municipal Airport.

The five hot air balloons will take off at 6 a.m. flying over the skies of Marysville.

The Marysville Kiwanis Club will serve breakfast from 5:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, rolls, breakfast casseroles, coffee, and juice. A freewill donation will be accepted for their annual scholars’ banquet and other youth activities.

An airplane fly-in starts at 7 a.m., allowing a unique opportunity to witness a variety of aircraft arriving at the airstrip. Pilots from across the region will showcase their planes, offering a close-up look at different models and the chance to engage with the aviation community.

The fly-in lasts until 11 a.m.

A free-will donation will be accepted at the event.

SkyFest Marysville is sponsored by Marysville Convention and Tourism and Marysville Chamber and Main Street.

For more information, follow the Visit Marysville social media platforms or call 785-562-3101.

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