Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wurlitzer's arrival in Wichita.
Brett Valliant and friends will feature music from Broadway and Hollywood. Come enjoy the performance on the Wichita Wurlitzer known across the nation and around the world as the greatest of them all - the envy of every other city.
ADMISSION IS FREE BUT, YOU NEED A TICKET TO ENTER. GET TICKETS FROM WICHITATIX.COM
Brett Valliant is Wichita Wurlitzer's Artist-in-Residence and Director of Music / Organist at Wichita’s First Methodist Church and performs regularly at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa Arizona. Brett has performed several concerts in 2018 including accompanying Buster Keaton's 'Seven Chances' at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix and the WELTE Broadcasting Organ in Hamburg Germany.
The Wichita Wurlitzer was originally installed in the Times Square New York Paramount Theatre in 1926. The Wurlitzer was removed in 1964 when the theatre closed. Initially, a Los Angeles group bought the Wurlitzer and moved it to Hollywood. The initial plan was to install in a local theatre but the theatre purchase was not completed. A Wichita group was able to buy the Wurlitzer for the under construction civic center. Early in 1968, the Wurlitzer arrived in Wichita. Installation was completed with the Wichita premiere December 9, 1972.