Celebrating 20 Years of Live Music

The Orpheum Presents, operator of the Orpheum Theater, celebrates 20 years of bringing live music to Flagstaff and the greater Northern Arizona region.

The year-long celebration will kick-off this December with a variety of special eventsmerchandise, and news releases on the next 20-years of the business.

The Orpheum Presents, LLC was founded by Chris Scully, Art Babbott, Turney Postlewait, and Neil Nepksy in 2002 after a three year closure of the theater. Over the years, the production has hosted iconic artists and bands such as Arlo GuthrieLucinda Williams,  Edward Sharp & The Magnetic ZerosBlues TravelerCrash Test DummiesRATATATModest Mouse and most recently GusterBig Head Todd & The MonstersThe Shins and more.

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Flagstaff’s Best Live Music Venue Merch

Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Merch for sale featuring 200+ names of artists and musicians that have performed on the historic stage of the Orpheum Theater.

The Orpheum traces its history back to Flagstaff pioneer and community builder John Weatherford. After Weatherford opened his hotel at the corner of Aspen Avenue and Leroux Street on January 1, 1900, he soon looked to make use of the empty lot to the west. Responding to his customers’ yearning for fresh eggs, he erected an eight-foot-high fence around the lot and ran a chicken farm. According to Flagstaff historian Joe Meehan, this venture was short-lived, “Weatherford found out you had to heat chickens in the winter, and so he had a sale on chicken dinners and that was the end of the chicken yard.”

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