Carrie Rengers

Emerson Biggin’s West to add dueling pianos

Emerson Biggin’s West is going to be more than just a sports bar and grill starting next week.

The business is adding dueling pianos.

“The TVs will always be on,” says new general manager Tom Lassley. “This is mainly late-night entertainment.”

The pianos will start around 9 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, although they’ll debut Sept. 24, which is a Wednesday.

Lassley says there won’t be any pianos during March Madness, and he’ll hold off on them if there are big games on.

“Then those will pre-empt dueling pianos,” he says. “I just want to emphasize it’s still a sports bar and restaurant.”

Lassley says he’s hired piano players from Las Vegas who will continue to play there as well as cruise ships.

“You’re likely to see these people,” he says. “They’re all over.”

Lassley, who also is a part-time commercial broker, says there’s not much to do on the west side except bowl or go to the movies.

“The west side’s lacking entertainment,” he says.

With the pianos, Lassley says, Emerson Biggin’s “adds another entertainment venue to the west side of town.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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