Stephanie Wildasin and Dylan Barnes, friends from Kansas City, Mo., thought nothing of the drive if it meant seeing Frankie Ballard headline Saturdays Farm City Days Summer Concert Series.
I love Frankie Ballard, Wildasin said of the musicians high-energy fusion of rock and country music. I saw him open at Lake Fest in Atchison. Ive been waiting the longest time to see him but he didnt have tour dates anywhere close. When I saw he was going to be here, I thought two hours isnt that far to drive.
Neither Wildasin nor Barnes had ever been to Iola, though theyd noticed signs while driving past on U.S. 169. Barnes has lived only in big cities and said he hadnt really spent time in a small town.