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AUGUST 26th, 2023 Washington Park

Gates open 5:30pm,

Concert start 7:30pm


Featuring orchestrated music from beloved Casper band, John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters, in concert with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra! Pops in the Park will also host guest conductor, and winner of WSO’s Pursuit of the Podium, Amber Pollock (Backwards Distilling).

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Join the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Saturday, August 26th  for an evening with John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters! For more than a decade, John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters have been performing their unique blend of Americanna, Country, Rock, and Bluegrass all across the Rocky Mountain region. Whether they are playing to a festival crowd or in a more intimate setting, their passion for storytelling and their love of music is showcased by a high-energy experience that is truly infectious!  


In a new undertaking, the WSO has hired orchestrators Tom Hagerman and Cameron Smith to transform John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifter’s music into a symphonic collaboration that will have you out of your seats and dancing on the lawn!


Pops in the Park will also host guest conductor, and winner of WSO’s peer-to-peer fundraiser, Pursuit of the Podium, Amber Pollock (Backwards Distilling)!


Gates open at 5:30pm for concert-goers to lay out a blanket and enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Ticket holders may bring their own food and beverages, but there will be plenty of local food and drink vendors on site. 

Individual tickets are available at $15 and family passes, which includes two adults and up to three children under the age of 18, are available at $50.

Children under 10 attend free.


We look forward to seeing you there for a boot-kickin' good time



A limited number of Pops in the Park
t-shirts will be available for sale at the concert.
Get them early while they last!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements for the event. We do require an ID to prove that you are over 21 if you would like to consume alcoholic beverages at the event.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Everyone should be able to easily walk, bike or motor to Washington Park on Sunday, August 26th. We have options for all modes of transportation:

  • PLEASE park in the parking lot at the Beverly Plaza.  There will be continuous shuttle service to the main concert entrance on McKinley St. If you need handicapped parking or access, please call the office to arrange: 307-266-1478. There will be limited spaces, but we will make accommodations for all needs.

  • If you live in the downtown area please consider a nice evening walk to the park!


What can I bring into the event?

Something to sit on. Please bring your own chairs, blankets and etc. When selecting your seat(s) of choice, please be mindful of other concert goers. If you have a ridiculously tall chair, think about sitting towards the back.

- Sun hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. It will be late August and the sun will bear down until it dips behind the band shell around 7:30pm. 

- Mosquito Spray. The City of Casper will spray all city parks for bugs prior to the weekend, but we recommend that you bring mosquito spray so you enjoy a bite free evening.

- Cash. There are no ATM machines onsite or nearby. You will want to be able to purchase beverages, food from vendors and event merchandise!

- Event goers can bring their own food and beverages for the evening. Please keep in mind that glass containers are not allowed in the park. We also have onsite food vendors and cash bars selling soft drinks, water, beer, wine and cocktails.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

While bringing your ticket, whether a mobile ticket on your cell phone, a printable pdf, or a ticket printed by the WSO office will expedite your entrance into the park, if you do not have your ticket, we are still able to check you in electronically at either entrance. Bring valid ID.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Concact Information:

T: 307-266-1478


What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. You can give someone else your ticket(s), but everyone must have a ticket to enter the event. If you have questions, call the office 307-266-1478.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You can give someone else your ticket(s), but everyone must have a physical printed ticket or ticket on their mobile phone to enter the event.



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