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Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:15 PM PDT

× Trail and District Arts Council presents Kootenay Savings Music in the Park featuring

Trail Pipe Band & the B. McJones Highland Dancers

with opening act The Maple Leaf Band

Thursday, June 27 at 6:15 pm at Gyro Park, Trail BC

The Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to get the community back together this Summer at Gyro Park for Kootenay Savings Music in The Park. With eleven shows and two acts per night, from June 27 to August 15, 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 June 27, we kick off the season with the Trail Maple Leaf Band playing concert band pieces, show tune and movie medleys and marches, followed by Trail Pipe Band, with guests B. McJones Highland Dancers for an evening of Scottish piping and dancing.

Under the direction of Joseph S. Fuoco, the Trail Pipe Band has been delighting local audiences for over 100 years performing at indoor and outdoor concerts, civic parades, and special functions. The 30 to 40 band members play concert band pieces, show tune medleys and marches.

Joining them again this year will be the Trail Pipe Band, who will be playing pipe band favourites from their huge repertoire. Trail Pipe Band is 100 years old in 2024 and today the band has an active roster of 10 pipers and 8 drummers. The tartan kilts they wear today are modeled after the uniform of the Scots Guards: Royal Stuart tartan kilts and plaids; with green tunics for the pipers and red tunics for the drummers. Their goal is to promote the Scottish tradition by teaching the arts of piping and drumming.

Joining them for a few tunes is B. McJones Highland Dancers from Nelson, who teach students of all ages to appreciate the joys of Highland Dance.

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 $30! You may buy a pass at trail-arts.com by clicking on any of the Music in the Park events and clicking the “Buy” button. Or buy them in person at Gyro Park with cash or credit card.

Our two Night Markets on July 18 and August 15 will see us once again collaborate with Trail's Incredible Farmers Market. These awesome events bring the community together for Music, Food, Beer Garden and Farmers Market. So much fun in Gyro Park. These special events run from 5-8:30 pm.

This show is made possible thanks to support from BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, City of Trail, Columbia Basin Trust, Teck Trail Operations, Pharmasave Trail, HUB International Insurance, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Upcoming shows:

July 4: White Lightning Band / John Hewitt and the New Americans July 11: Ron Halliday Band / Gabriel Palatchi Trio July 18: Night Market - Kym Gouchie Trio / Twin Fiddles with Geoff Horrocks / Lisa Nicole Band July 25: Steve Marc / Melody Diachun and The Swing Bastards August 1: The Eisenhauers / Meredith Moon August 8: KNS / Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers August 15: Night Market - Maritime Kitchen Party / Stubbs and the / Rhythm By Nature

Shows are moved indoors if the weather is not cooperative.

Check our Facebook page by 2:00 pm on Thursdays for the exact location.

Venue

Gyro Park
1090 Charles Lakes Dr
Trail BC V1R 4C7


Performance Notes

Music in the Park @ Gyro

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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.