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 180 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 3+ 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 4+ years, this San Diego based production has swiftly taken Southern California and Nevada by storm. The show has headlined at the historic Belly Up 10 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 since 2017 that included appearances at the Gator by the Bay music festival in San Diego, our '27 Club' version was featured in the 2017 edition of "Concert in the Rocks" in Lone Pine, Ca. and sold out shows with Taimane Gardner in August of 2017 and in May of 2018. Our Christmas Show at the Belly Up in December of 2017 sold out once again and in February of 2018 we performed our 'Sounds of the Big Easy' show to over 600 people at the beautiful Poway performing art center.
We're currently booking dates later in 2019 and very proud of our 5 very well received '27 Club' shows at the beautiful Riverside Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nv. in the spring of 2018. In early April. we gave our fans a chance to see a performance rehearsal in our 'Behind the Scenes' show on April 6th in Fallbrook, Ca. This unique concept gave the public to actually witness a real rehearsal. Pretty sure this was the first rehearsal to actually sell out! We also had a great show at Liberty Station in San Diego on June 24th and SOLD OUT our debut of our exciting new monthly residency at the beautiful Covo in La Jolla, Ca. We're also so happy to see some of our cast members (Whitney Shay & Sherri Anne) shine so brightly in their individual shows at the Belly Up in September. Also a big thanks to all of our fans that came on the memorable Haunted Halloween cruise on Oct. 13th in San Diego, Ca. All total in 2018, we have performed 20 times. A far cry from our very humble roots back in 2014.
Despite all of the great videos and pictures it's still not easy to really comprehend the Six String Society until U see it live. There 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.