Country music legend Mickey Gilley is coming to Wichita for one performance only at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. The show is sponsored by KWLS 107.9 FM Real American Country and its sponsors. Tickets are $40 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. Half-price ticket offers are available through the radio station. Tickets may be purchased online at WichitaTIX.com, in person at Century II or by phone at (316) 303-8100. Century II is located at 225 W. Douglas in Wichita, Kan.
Gilley is known as the Original Urban Cowboy – a name he earned from the success of the 1980 movie "Urban Cowboy" that was centered around his nightclub in Pasadena, Texas. Of his 39 hit songs, 17 went to No. 1 on the country charts. Gilley’s hits include "Room Full of Roses," "The Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time," “I Overlooked An Orchid," "City Lights," "She's Pulling Me Back Again," "True Love Ways," "Stand by Me," "That's All That Matters," and "A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight)."
In the early 1990s, Gilley officially became one of the first country stars to open a permanent theater in Branson, Mo. He currently performs three shows a week in the Mickey Gilley Branson Theatre.