Trail and District Arts Council presents Kootenay Savings Music in the Park with Diyet and the Love Soliders with opening act Doggone Brothers on Thursday July 20th at 5:00PM for the Night Market at Gyro Park, Trail.
Join the Trail & District Arts Council and Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market on July 20 for an entertaining evening of food vendors, market, beer & wine garden and live music at The Night Market in Gyro Park. From 5 pm to 8:30 pm there’s lots to do all topped off with great live music
The music will kick off at 6:15 pm with the hillbilly musical stylings of The Doggone Brothers. This Kootenay-based duo is Clayton Parsons (The Good ‘Ol Goats, The Parsons) on banjo, guitar and dobro, and Michael Hepher (Craig Young Band, Redgirl, As The Crow Flies) on mandolin, octave mandolin, and guitar. The music is distinctly ‘grassy, with a dash of old country and a side of old-time music throughout their set of originals and cover tunes. Known for their spontaneous laughs, cheeky banter, and all-in stage presence, The Doggone Brothers round out their sets with incisive breaks, blood-style harmonies, and thoughtful tunes. You can count on it being a doggone good time!
Then, at 7 pm, Diyet & The Love Soldiers will hit the stage. Their music is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional, with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Diyet sings in both English and Southern Tutchone (her native language) and plays bass guitar. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout (acoustic guitar, drums & percussion) and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton (electric guitar, pedal steel & mandolin) this trio multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.
During the last decade Diyet & the Love Soldiers have performed nationally in Canada and internationally in Europe. Performance highlights include major folk, jazz, world and multi-disciplinary festivals and theatres in Canada, tour in the UK and upcoming tours in Germany & The Netherlands. TV appearances include; APTN Indigenous Day 2019 Live, CTV Atlantic Morning Show and CBC New Years Eve 2020 National Broadcast.
Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music. She often says, “yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you!”
Organized by Trail & District Arts Council, in partnership with Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmer’s Market, our Night Markets have become a staple of Music in the Park where you may picnic, shop, and dance the night away. The market will see a range of artisans and other vendors at the market, as well as tasty cooling treats and delicious eats by our food vendors. Plus, the Beer and Wine Garden will be serving up cold beverages including cider and sodas.
Don’t forget to bring plenty of water. Need to cool off? The music is right by the water park and the river!
Bring a lawn chair. Admission is by donation – $3 minimum suggested. Or support the Trail Arts Council’s programming by buying a Season Pass for the whole summer for $50! Passes will be available soon.
This show is made possible thanks to support from Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Teck Trail Operations, Columbia Basin Trust, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, Tourism South Kootenay, Pharmasave Trail and our media partner Bounce Radio. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
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.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 before the 2 Bit Jug Band’s old-time jazz and blues from the 1920s and ‘40s..