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Occurs on Thursday October 6 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Trail Arts Council & The Flying Steamshovel present


with opening guest Jesse Northey

Thursday Oct 6 at @ 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

FREE CONCERT - Thank you patrons for your support and welcome back to The Bailey Theatre.

Join the Trail & District Arts Council in celebrating the start of the performance season, and experiencinge the exciting Bailey Theatre upgrades and re-engaging audiences after a couple tough years in the live arts sector. Tickets can be reserved on-line or by phoning or visiting our box office. Maximum of 4 tickets per patron. On-line ticket reservations will be charged a $1/ticket fee. Our summer Box Office hours are Tues-Wed-Thursday from 12-4 pm.

About Whitehorse

Since their debut, Whitehorse has traveled from magnetic folk duo to full-blown rock band exploring new instrumental and lyrical terrain with each record. The creative partnership of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet has a signature sound - guitar-heavy, harmony-abundant, and lyrically deft. The JUNO Award winners have been busy in the last two years releasing two full length albums in 2021 with “Strike Me Down”, a collection of disco-twirling, hard riffing tales from the brink following hot on the heels of “Modern Love”. Strike Me Down showcases Whitehorse's masterful, fantastical storytelling and melodic pop sensibilities, with plenty of space made for guitar shredding, epic basslines, and spaced-out vocal layering.

2022 sees Whitehorse’s prolific streak continue with another full length album release, “I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying”’, as well as Volume 3 of the band’s popular “The Northern South” series of covers EPs. In addition to the band’s long-awaited return to live touring, it promises to be another stellar year for Whitehorse and their fans.

“…musical mad scientists with the stage as their laboratory. Instruments are set up everywhere for them to play, and they’ll record drum loops live to accompany themselves, creating a soundscape that sounds huge, and never leaves you wanting…Simply brilliant.” - Jean-Frederic Vachon, Diary of a Music Addict

“…an alchemical blend of torch and twang…Doucet and McClelland have beautiful voices on their own, and together there’s a natural symmetry that bears a bold witness to the themes of love and loss found in much of their work…” - Jeffrey Loewen,

“… dramatic, acoustic, roots-pop…with them duetting throughout their set effortlessly, beautifully and building the songs higher, fuller than they are in recorded form.” - Mike Bell, Calgary Herald

The box office will be open during intermission on show night for ticket sales for upcoming shows or to become a Patron of the Arts! Becoming a Patron of the Arts member for just $15 a year demonstrates your support for the Arts Council as well as giving you exclusive benefits including pre-access to buy the best seats for select performances and other special offers.

Opening Act: Jesse Northey

A decade and change into his career, Jesse Northey has established himself as a songwriter, with inspiration from the decades' worth of tune-smiths that have come before him. In tandem with lyrics that explore the myriad ways in which we need to dismantle the artifice of masculinity, societal norms, and creativity-sapping careerist ambitions, this is music firmly rooted in the classics, but cut with a clear-eyed contemporary viewpoint. On his new album Onion Knight, Northey presents a distillation of these influences, with lush and up front drums, McCartney-esque base, and songs driven by piano, vintage keyboards, and shimmering synths, bringing to mind Elliott Smith, Harry Nilsson, and Aimee Mann.

Jesse Northey starts at 7:30 pm with a 20 minute intermission before Whitehorse takes the stage at 8:15 pm.

Reserved Seating. Maximum 4 tickets per person. Licensed event.

Call, visit, or go online to reserve your free ticket. Please note - buying online will charge you $1 online ticketing fee per ticket. All on-line ticket purchases will be charged a $1 per ticket fee. You will be charged $1 for each free ticket ordered on-line.

The Whitehorse show is presented by Trail & District Arts Council and The Flying Steamshovel, and supported by the BC Arts Council, the BC Touring Council, the Government of British Columbia and Tourism South Kootenay. This series is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

COVID Protocols •Theatre Capacity is 100% (735 people) for this event. •As of April 18th, proof of vaccination is no longer required at this time. •COVID protocols are subject to change depending on the COVID Climate and BC Provincial Health Orders. •Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

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