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Trail counts down to the return of Music in the Park

A summer of great entertainment is in the lineup for Gyro Park, beginning Thursday, June 22.
Kootenay Savings Music in the Park begins Thursday, June 22 with the Trail Maple Leaf Band and Trail Pipe Band performing.

A summer of great entertainment is in the lineup for Gyro Park, beginning Thursday, June 22.

The Trail and District Arts Council has announced 11 shows for Music in the Park’s roster, highlighting a mix of music from local favourites to touring talent. As well, Music in the Park 2023 will again be collaborating with Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market for two special night markets.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for all the family to get together outside and listen to great live music,” the arts council says, adding, “our two Night Markets on July 20 and August 17 are awesome events that bring the community together with music, food, beer garden and farmers market. So much fun in Gyro Park.”

The concerts run from 6:15 p.m to 8 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair.

Admission is by donation, though a $3 minimum is suggested.

Or, music goers can support the art council’s programming by buying a season pass for the whole summer. Passes will be available soon.

2023 summer lineup:

June 22: Trail Maple Leaf Band playing concert band pieces, show tune medleys and marches. Followed by Trail Pipe Band with Scottish piping for an evening of dancing.

June 29: Twin Rivers Choir performing classical, pop, Broadway, jazz, world music and more. Followed by My Son the Hurricane the 11-piece multi-horn, multi-drummer, multi-singer brass funk beast returns!

July 6: Empire of Nothing turns up the nostalgia with classic rock, blues and oldies. Then AV and The Inner City, a soul/roots group made up of award-winning female singers.

July 13: The Oot n’ Oots, a JUNO nominated family that makes rock n’ roll music for families and Selkirk College fiddle camp instructors play East Coast Old Time Fiddling tunes.

July 20: Night Market: Doggone Brothers mixing bluegrass, old country and old-time music before Diyet and The Love Soldiers play their alternative country, folk, roots originals.

July 27: Elise Boulanger brings her Indie-Folk 3 piece to play a unique chamber music/indie folk mix, followed by Tanika Charles and her band playing a contemporary twist on classic soul and R & B sounds.

August 3: Vibetown is a 5-piece horn band playing uplifting covers. Followed by Coco Jaffro, a global 7-piece that plays Afro-Funk-Latin-Soul fusion that you can’t resist dancing to.

August 10: Penny Shades is a five-piece alt-soul group with modern grooves and pychedelic flair. Plus, Paula Neder is an Argentinian solo artist mixing Latin American folk music with pop and rock roots.

August 17: Night Market: Dinosaur Fight’s danceable keys and acoustic guitar with looping and vocals, and Baker Street Blues Band’s electric blues, and Andrew Allen Duo, a beachy blend of pop and R&B.

August 24: UCRA Mountain String Band fine, homegrown Kootenay greygrass and Petunia and The Vipers and their fun mix of hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime.

August 31: White Lightning get you dancing with their blues, rock and Boogie Band vibes before The Carolines a solid six-piece band with a love of Old-Time Classic-Country music.

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