After 17 seasons, 250 concerts at Old Settlers Inn and 72 Artist in Residence programs at rural Kansas schools, Acoustic Arts Association is hosting it’s “Last Waltz.”


After 17 seasons, 250 concerts at Old Settlers Inn and 72 Artist in Residence programs at rural Kansas schools, Acoustic Arts Association is hosting it’s “Last Waltz.”

The 2008-2009 season will be the final season for OSI in Moundridge.

Dyck Arboretum director and former OSI caterer, Julie Irish Torseth, expressed an interest in the concert series continuing in Hesston.

The Arboretum conference room is just right at 148 seats and offers a beautiful setting for indoor concerts fall, winter and spring, plus a Pavillion is planned for outdoor events in the summer,” an OSI news release stated.

The trial run at Dyck Arboretum will be a pair of concerts by Krista Detor at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 to coincide with the final weekend of the annual Luminary Walk.

The Krista Detor Annual Holiday Tour this year is called “A Traveler in Winter” featuring songs from her latest CD by the same name. Special guest, storyteller Arbutus Cunningham, will add small tales of wonder to the shows.

Detor is a performer out of Bloomington, Ind., whose album, “Mudshow,” was released in 2006 to international critical acclaim, garnering an average of 4-plus star reviews and reaching the No. 1 spot on the Euro-Americana Chart. She tours the United States consistently.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students with group discounts available by contacting Old Settlers Inn at (620) 345-2733 and oldsettlersinn@dtnspeed.net or Dyck Arboretum at (620) 327-8127.