Trail and District Arts Council presents Kootenay Savings Music in the Park Selkirk College Fiddle Camp Instructors with opening act The Oot n’ Oots on Thursday July 13th at 6:15 pm at Gyro Park, Trail.
The Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to get the community back together this Summer at Gyro Park for Music in The Park. With eleven shows and two to three acts per night, from June 22 to August 31, it’s the perfect opportunity for all the family to get together outside and listen to great live music.
This season we have a great mix of music from local favourites to touring talent!
On July 13 The Oot n’ Oots, a JUNO-nominated family that makes rock n’ roll music for families will be followed by Selkirk College fiddle camp instructors playing East Coast Old Time Fiddling tunes.
Hailing from the Okanagan Valley, The Oot n’ Oots includes “force of nature”, 16-year-old Ruthie, with her dad Ez and uncles Ari, Gabe, and Matthew. Their sheer exuberant amazingness and lightheartedness mixed with their wildly imaginative music draws on diverse influences from the history of rock n’ roll. This is truly entertainment for the whole family.
Instructors from the Fiddle Camp at Selkirk College make their annual appearance at Music in the Park. Comprised of some of Canada’s very best champion fiddlers, headed by Master Fiddler and the Order of Canada recipient, Gordon Stobbe from Nova Scotia. These talented musicians put on a toe-tapping, East Coast Old Time Fiddling great time.
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.
As part of Music in the Park 2023 we will once again be collaborating with Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market. 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.
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.
.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 before the 2 Bit Jug Band’s old time jazz and blues from the 1920s and 40s..