Music in the Park is back, and more

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
June 6th, 2018

Starting on Thursday, June 14, audiences will gather in Trail’s Gyro Park to hear music from favourite local performers and touring bands. Jazz, bluegrass, Celtic rock, rhythm & blues, funk and reggae – something for all tastes, and it’s all good fun in a beautiful setting.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and a toonie each, or more if you can spare it, to donate to the event. It starts at 7:00 pm and happens each Thursday evening (weather permitting) until August 30. Two Tuesday events are also planned: on Tuesday, July 10, the Kootenay Fiddle Camp will play east-coast old-time music, and on Tuesday, August 21, the Lester McLean Band from Toronto will provide R&B, soul, and jazz.

Two Thursdays will also feature “Night Markets” with food trucks and a beer garden, open from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm: July 19 and August 16.

On July 19, the Derina Harvey Band will energize everyone with “east coast kitchen party” Celtic rock, with traditional tunes and some original jigs and reels – after an opening act by Brett Wildemann. The August 16 market night will have the Hillties, and Tim Hurley and the Vultures: reggae and roots.

Music in the Park is made possible by Kootenay Savings, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council and Teck Metals Ltd., and we thank all those sponsors – as well as the volunteers who work to make it a reality.

Here’s the list of dates and performers, for those who want to mark things on their calendars:

Thursday, June 14 — Maple Leaf Band 

Thursday, June 21 — Trail Pipe Band 

Thursday, June 28 — HY2 – Folk/classic pop

Thursday, July 5 — The Campfire Soul – Soul – Reggae, soul, roots

Tuesday, July 10 — Kootenay Fiddle Camp Jam – East Coast Old-Time music

Thursday, July 12 — Baker Street Blues – Blues

Thursday, July 19 — Derina Harvey Band (Night Market evening with food trucks & beer garden)

Thursday, July 26 — Mountain Station – Bluegrass

Thursday, Aug. 2 — Jon Burden & The Bleedin’ Hearts – Rhythm &Blues

Thursday, Aug. 9 — Blue Crush Plus Terry Alton – Classic rock, swing

Thursday, Aug. 16 — Tim Hurley & The Vultures (Night Market evening with food trucks & beer garden)

Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Lester McLean Band – R&B, soul, jazz

Thursday, Aug. 23 — Melody Diachun Band – jazz, pop, Broadway

Thursday, Aug. 30 — Old-Time Fiddlers

(Getting up to dance is encouraged but not mandatory.)

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