New Promo-Documentary VIdeo - See why there almost wasn't a 2nd show!
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 4 years.
This one of a kind music theater production celebrates both theater & music in this one of a kind production. 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 commonly 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 8 most popular versions is the Celestial Sirens, the Piano Project, the 27 Club, Back to Paris, Sounds of the Big Easy, I believe, Take a trip to the Tiki Hut, and our Gospel Revival production.
In just 6+ years, this San Diego based production has humbly 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 will continue to take the show on the road to concert halls, large casino showrooms, and performing art centers throughout the world.
We're absolutely blessed to continually sell out most of our shows! This included our 2018 Christmas show, our Jan. 2019 Back to Paris production, our 3rd Annual Mardi Gras cruise in March (2019) and most recently our sold out 27 Club show in Oceanside, Ca. Our fans and music community in San Diego have been amazing as we did a string of 5 nights at the Riverside Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nv. in early June. Our 2nd annual Haunted Halloween cruise on Mission Bay on Oct. 12th was another huge success because of our incredible fans!
We're currently booking additional dates in 2021 that will include shows at the Belly Up, Music Box, the Sedona Performing Art Center, and several other venues in the midwest. Since January of 2018, we have performed over 40 times and have continued to break new ground introducing news shows that have included the Piano Project and our 'I Believe' version. 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.
And despite being derailed by Covid-19 for much of the last ywar we are super excited about the 2nd half of 2021. We believe our Comeback will be bigger than our setback and can't wait to share the show with our loyal and passionate fan base.