Making it's debut in June of 2014, the Six String Society almost didn't have a second show. Despite the enthusiasm from the audience, there was just one small problem; only 35 people came to see the show! However, after several months of reflection, show creator Kenneth Rexrode decided to give it another shot. Fortunately, things improved the second time around with almost 200 people in attendance at the Carlsbad Village Theatre. From there, the legendary Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, Ca. booked the show in early 2015. This turned out to be a golden opportunity and became the catalyst for the show's upward trajectory over the next 2 years.
This one of a kind music theater production celebrates all things guitar. Each show's theme is unique while mixing theater, multi-media with some of the greatest performers in Southern California and beyond.
The show is typically hosted by the one and only Mr. Gregory Page. He's clever, witty, and welcomes the diverse group of musicians into his 'Living Room." Every show has a story line while the show's rotating cast shares their stories as the evening unfolds. Musical genres have included blues, jazz, country, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, rock and roll, soul, gospel, and even Zydeco. The size of the casts range between 12-25 depending on the theme of the show. The 5 most popular versions have been Christmas in Paris, Take a trip to the Big Easy, the '27 Club', A trip to the Tiki Hut, and our Gospel Revival edition.
In just 3 years, this San Diego based production has swiftly taken Southern California by storm. The show has now headlined at the historic Belly Up 8 times since early 2015. This legendary venue has been a launching pad and destination for national and international acts including the Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffet and Lady Gaga.
Moving forward the show has it's sight set on taking it on the road to concert halls, music festivals, and performing art centers throughout the world.
We're also very proud to have put on some incredible shows so far in 2017 including the '27 Club' at the legendary Belly Up on April 30, Gator by the Bay music festival in San Diego on May 14, and our '27 Club' version was featured at this year's "Concert in the Rocks" in Lone Pine, Ca. on June 3, 2017.
We're currently adding dates later in 2017 and into early 2018 with shows already booked at the Poway Performing art center on Feb. 24, 2018 and the return of the epic Mardi Gras cruise on March 10, 2018. Also, just added 5 '27 CLub' shows in Laughlin, Nv. from April 11-15, 2018
Despite all of the great videos and pictures on this site it's still hard to really comprehend the Six String Society until U see it live. There really has never been anything quite like it. It's fun, theatrical style coupled with some of the greatest musicians in the world make this a truly unique musical experience.