The electric guitar may have been born in Los Angeles, California, but it was launched right here in Wichita, Kansas. That’s right – Wichita!
This new kind of guitar got its big debut on a Wichita stage in October of 1932. The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum has received international recognition for its research and exhibits devoted to the electric guitar, so you should totally go see what it’s all about. Not only does the museum have an exhibit featuring rare electric guitars – including the first modern electric guitar – it will also have special live performances in April, so you can *hear* the history.
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 2 p.m., visit the museum for a performance by Professor William Flynn of WSU, presenting a suite of music composed to showcase the many unique capabilities of the electric guitar. This program is free and open to the public.
Then on Sunday, April 3, at 2pm for Clayton Crawford’s Guitar Mortals program, a performance demonstrating the electric guitar’s use in the blues genre. Organized by the Outlaw Blues Society. Included with general museum admission ($5); free for members.
Date: April 2-3, 2016
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Cost: Free on Saturday, included with $5 admission on Sunday