Alex Cuba
The Trail and District Arts Council returns this month with their live performances of 6 Beats Apart in the safety and warmth of The Bailey Theatre.
In 2021 we are bringing you a range of amazing, intimate 50 person shows, with The Bailey’s big sound and technical expertise, from classical music to Cuban Son, family physical theatre to thought provoking spoken word and music performance.
Kicking off these exclusive, small club atmosphere shows on Tuesday, February 9 is Alex Cuba as he brings his unique mix of bolero, son, guajira, jazz and pop to Trail.
February continues with a range of sounds on Sunday, February 21, with the dynamic brother-sister Cheng² Duo, named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”. Then, on Saturday January 16, instrumental jazz group Fractal Jazz, play everything from cookin’ bebop tunes to original compositions.
The Wilds, a truly unique, award-winning show from WONDERHEADS, features the group’s signature masks along with dazzling puppetry to move its audience to both laughter and tears on Saturday, March 13. Followed on Saturday, March 20 by the powerful hand drum, clean, crisp acoustic guitar and full-bodied voice of Kym Gouchie, as her trio’s traditional First Nations, folk, and country songs and inspirational lyrics have a profound and often emotional impact. Then, on Saturday, March 27, Harry Manx blends Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues and a sprinkle of gospel to create musical short stories.
The diverse range of shows doesn’t stop there as we celebrate local performers. Nelson’s Pat Henman premieres Beyond the Legal Limit, her memoir of trauma and recovery, to life through a passionate one act drama with music developed entirely during the Covid-19 crisis on Friday, April 16. The show will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Rock the Kootenays showcases local favourites Blue Crush, Flipside and RUCKUS as they rock you off your seats with all your favourite songs from the 50’s to the present on Saturday, April 24, followed by the energetic music of Brazil in Carnaval as The Paul and Laura Landsberg Quintet increase the heat on Friday, April 30.
The season closes out on Saturday, May 15 with the Myrtle Sisters as they get “Lost in Time” on a quirky adventure that thrills and entertains you with a mix of singing, dancing, music, comedy, and physical theatre. Fun for the whole family.
To be part of this exclusive experience tickets must be bought in advance, either online at, or by calling the Box Office at 250-368-9669. Tickets are $15 to $35 per person, depending on the show. On-line purchases can be made 24/7 until noon on the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open for phone purchases ONLY from 12-4 pm from Monday to Friday.
Anyone attending will have to adhere to our safety protocols to ensure social distancing and to prevent mingling. Full refunds will also be given to anyone who can no longer attend if they feel ill.
Our 6 Beats Apart Series is sponsored by Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Century 21, McEwan Law, Trail Beer Refinery and Teck Metals Ltd. Our programming is made possible thanks to funding from the Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Vancouver Foundation.
The Trail and District Arts Council want to thank everyone in the community for their continued support, and hope to see some of you in the audience this year. To keep updated on what is happening visit and sign-up for the newsletter.
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