Little Balkans Festival names headline performer: Ben Haggard

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Ben Haggard, the son of country music legend Merle Haggard, is the headline performer at this year’s Little Balkans Days Festival on Saturday, September 2. Haggard played lead guitar for his father’s band, The Strangers, and has also performed with Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton, among others.

Ben Haggard will perform at the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium at 503 North Pine, Pittsburg, Kansas. Stone Country kicks off the concert when they take the stage at 7 p.m.

Tickets are first come, first served. Limited balcony seating is available free to those with the 2023 Little Balkans Passport. Limited reserved seating in the lower level is available for $10 and $20 to those with the 2023 Little Balkans Passport. Festival Passports are $5 and provide access to several additional activities throughout the week.

Passports and all tickets are available to purchase through the Memorial Auditorium. Buy them online at or call 620-231-7827.

Held the week leading up to Labor Day, the Little Balkans Days Festival blends family entertainment with paying homage to the region’s diverse immigration heritage: art, crafts, food, music and more. For details and a schedule of activities please visit