The Bailey Theatre in downtown Trail celebrates the launch of the theatre’s new season with a free show by JUNO award-winners Whitehorse on October 6 at 7:30 pm.

The show is presented by Trail Arts Council & The Flying Steamshovel and features the magnetic duo of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet as Whitehorse, who play folk through country to full-blown rock, all with their signature guitar-heavy, harmony-abundant, and lyrically deft songs. Their live shows are electric with both playing multiple instruments to create energetic soundscapes. Opening for Whitehorse is Jesse Northey, a singer-songwriter with musical inspiration rooted in the classics but cut with a clear-eyed contemporary viewpoint, driven by piano, vintage keyboards, and shimmering synths.

“We are excited to welcome people back to the theatre for a full season of performances,” says Executive Director, Nadine Tremblay. “The Bailey Theatre is where you go to get a shot of life-affirming, soul-filling connection and inspiration. You would be hard pressed to find shows of this caliber in any big city, especially at this price, and we offer them in your backyard.”

Tremblay went on to say that the artists are hand selected to not disappoint. “Some artists you may not know but it is our job to pick what you didn’t know you would love.”

If you are new to The Bailey, she recommends the Performing Arts Trail (PAT) series as your first choice for a nice variety of live performance offerings. This year’s series features folk music and spoken word history about WW2’s Vimy ‘Ridge’, big scale Indigenous and mixed repertoire dance with Ballet Kelowna, world-renowned poet Shane Koyczan, Japanese storytelling and dance in ‘Sansei’, wild and lively large ensemble Klezmer group Oktopus, and Vietnamese jazz quintet Huu Bac

There’s something for everyone at an affordable price, from music to theatre, dance to comedy and everything in between! After a long two years of not being able to gather, this will feel like coming home and we can’t wait to see you in person.

Call 250-368-9669 or drop into the Cedar Avenue Box Office from Monday to Friday between 12 and 4 pm to get tickets to the Whitehorse show or purchase tickets to upcoming shows. Tickets also available online at thebailey.ca, including a $1 per ticket fee. www.trail-arts.com

Trail Arts Council