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 9 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 in the last year including appearances at the Gator by the Bay music festival in San Diego in May, our '27 Club' version was featured at this year's "Concert in the Rocks" in Lone Pine, Ca. in June of 2017, and sold out shows with Taimane Gardner in August and our Christmas Show at the Belly Up in December of 2017. We also just performed our 'Sounds of the Big Easy' show to over 700 people at the beautiful Poway performing art center in Feb. of 2018.
We're currently booking dates later in 2018 and into early 2019 with shows already booked in Laughlin, Nv. from April 11-15th, our Mardi Gras cruise on March, 10th, a specia Taimane show at the Belly Up in May along with our 'Behind the Scenes' show on April 6th in Fallbrook, Ca.
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.