Classic old country rock meets concert band pieces, show tune medleys and marches.
Opening this week are Slocan Valley’s very own Diamond Willow at 6.15 pm. A classic old country and country rock trio, Diamond Willow’s set list spans from Patsy Kline to The Eagles. Delaine Hird on lead vocals has a beautiful singing voice reminiscent of Loretta Lynn or Patsy Cline. Gene Hird on acoustic guitar performs the signature and recognizable licks with great precision and tone. Rounding off the bottom end on bass guitar and providing exceptional backing harmonies on vocals is Joe Jmaeff.
Headlining tonight from 7-8 pm is The Trail Maple Leaf Band! The theme for tonight’s concert program is “music associated with the movies”.
“The Trail Maple Leaf Band” was formed in 1917 when an older community band, “The Trail Italian Band”, changed its name. Since that time “The Trail Maple Leaf Band” has entertained many different audiences at a myriad of venues.
The Band’s concert will be conducted tonight by guest conductor, Laura Johnson.
A smaller than normal band of 12, but still packing all the musical wonder of the “Trail Maple Leaf Band” that we all know and love.
“The Trail Maple Leaf Band” thanks the Trail Arts Council for including them into this year’s “Music in the Park” concert series.
Kootenay Savings Music in the Park is held at Trail’s Gyro Park every Thursday starting at 6.15 pm, except for the Night Market shows on July 7 and August 4 when the event will run from 5 pm. Come down and feel the buzz again at this fabulous outdoor summer event.
With entrance by donation, Kootenay Savings Music in the Park is the perfect opportunity to bring a lawn chair or a blanket, get outside and listen to live music with friends.
Please remember, No Smoking, No Dogs, and especially No Smoking Dogs!
Admission is by donation – $3 minimum suggested. Or buy a pass for the whole season for just $50.
Please note that if the weather prevents an outdoor performance, bands will be moved indoors to The Bailey Theatre at 1501 Cedar Ave., in Trail. Check our Facebook page or website for up-to-date information that day. Or call our Box Office 250-368-9669 and listen for updates on our recorded message.
Music in the Park Shows:
June 16 Boomer / Trail Pipe Band with Scottie School of Highland Dance
June 23 Diamond Willow / Maple Leaf Band
June 30 Sly Violet / Heavyweights Brass Band
July 7 The Night Market: Judy Brown Band / Petunia and the Vipers
July 14 Mountain String Band / Lisa Nicole Band
July 21 Blackout Summer / Clerel
July 28 Baker Street Blues / Apollo Suns
August 4 Holly Hyatt Trio / Jenie Thai*
Wednesday Aug 10 TruckVanCar / My Son the Hurricane **
Aug 11 Ruckus / Plan B
Aug 18 The Hillties / Ndidi O
Aug 25 Rumour Mill / The Fugitives
Sept 1 Golden City Fiddlers / Raine Hamilton String Trio
* Night Market event from 5-8.30 pm with food trucks, market and beer and wine garden, in association with Trails Incredible Farmers Market.
**Please note Wednesday show.
This show is made possible thanks to funding from Kootenay Savings, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, Tourism South Kootenay and Teck Metals Ltd.