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Occurs on Thursday January 25 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Blizzard Music Festival and Trail & District Arts Council present

Mariel Buckley Duo

at The Bailey Theatre, Trail BC

Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:30pm

Tickets $25.00. Tickets for those 30 years old and under are $10. Trail Arts Council Patron Members only $20 - one ticket per patron membership. General Seating: Doors to the theatre will open at 7:00 pm. Doors to the building and Box office will open at 6:30 pm.

Trail & District Arts Council and Blizzard Music Festival present country/alt-folk singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley. Unapologetically genuine, wry, and soft-hearted, Mariel Buckley aims to find herself squarely on the fringes: singing and writing songs for the underdog.

Her candor and magnetic live shows have been charming listeners across North America since her debut LP, “Driving In The Dark” [2018]. With some impressive accolades on the way including Roots Artist of the Year (Western Canadian Music Awards, 2019), and taking home the grandprize of $100,000 from the year long Project Wild commercial radio artist contest.

Now, with her follow-up album “Everywhere I Used To Be” [2022], Buckley looks to turn country/folk music on its head. Delivered with Buckley’s signature crooning brand of angst-ridden alt-folk, anchored by the haunting whine of the pedal steel, and rounded out by heavy synth pads, the resulting collection is a driving, swooning, toe-tapping catharsis.

Working with producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Arcade Fire, TheNational), Buckley made an intentional move towards decidedly pop/contemporary production while leaving the space necessary for the songs to speak. Her mysterious ambiguity around genre, traditional storytelling, and identity is what gives these new songs such an honest shine. Buckley continues to be a trailblazer, with a firm grip on the steering wheel and a destination in mind - we’re just happy to be along for the ride.

“Buckley offers touchstones to anyone who has felt the same frustrations and feelings of being a misfit, letting them know they’re not alone and that they too can find themselves.” - Fatea Records

“Buckley’s been fine tuning her vision for years now, and she deserves to be talked about in the same breath as the artists who inspire her.” - Exclaim! Magazine

Mariel Buckley will be performing as a duo with a 60-minute set. Plus, opening act (TBC) and intermission. All seats are general admission.

Single tickets are $25. Tickets for those 30 years old and under are $10. Purchase a Patron Membership for $25 and get 20% off Trail Arts Council presentations including this show. All tickets and Patron Memberships are available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

Mariel Buckley’s show is part of the Blizzard Music Festival. Tickets to this show will be included in the Blizzard Music Festival Pass. If you intend to purchase a Blizzard Music Festival pass, you do not need to purchase tickets to Mariel Buckley performance through this website. Blizzard Fest passes will go on sale in the Fall. Blizzard Music Festival runs annually, the last weekend of January.

Mariel Buckley’s show is made possible thanks to funding from the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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