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Occurs on Thursday August 8 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes


Gyro Park
1090 Charles Lakes Dr
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

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

Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers

with opening act KNS

Thursday, August 8th 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 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!

This week, the Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to present KNS and Robin Layne & the Rhythm Makers on August 8 in Gyro Park for Kootenay Savings Music in the Park.

Juno nominated percussionist Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers bring their groove heavy music to Trail for Kootenay Savings Music in the Park.

With roots in rhythmic traditions from around the globe Robin Layne & the Rhythm Makers’ music blurs the lines between jazz and folk as they carve out new territory for the marimba. Since their debut release “Memories” in 2018, they have been making a name for themselves on the festival circuit over the past few years.

​​​The Rhythm Makers are: Daniel Ruiz on drums, Jocelyn Waugh on trumpet, Liam MacDonald on percussion and Wynston Minckler on bass. Robin Layne has worked with many of Canada's finest global artists and toured throughout China, Europe, Mexico, USA and Canada. He has steeped himself in rhythmic traditions around the world, from Cuba to West Africa to Mexico and beyond, for inspiration for his compositions. Highlights of his solo performances include Nanjing Jazz Festival, Hildesheim Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Fest, Arts Wells Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Vancouver Folk Festival and Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Robin is in demand as a freelance percussionist for recordings, performances and tours, and currently performs solo, as well as with Locarno, The BC World Music Collective and more. As well as performing, Robin is the senior percussion instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music and the Artistic Director of the World Rhythms for Youth Society. He was also the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of the Vancouver World Music Festival for five years. ​ Get a taste for their live shows here:

“If you had to create the perfect outdoor festival band, you’d probably come up with Robin Layne & the Rhythm Makers” - Tim Reinert, Infidels Jazz

"Deep dance vibes suitable for any crowd" - Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Opening the night at 6:15 pm are KNS, a high energy acoustic duo featuring locals Stew Ford and Kelly Waite. Playing upbeat covers and original material, often taken from or inspired by the Eighties, leaning on the rock side of things.

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 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 last Music in the Park for the season is a Night Market on August 15 with music from Maritime Kitchen Party, Stubbs and the, and drumming workshops with Rhythm By Nature. A collaboration with Trail's Incredible Farmers Market, this awesome event brings the community together for Music, Food, Beer Garden and Farmers Market and runs 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.

Shows are moved indoors if the weather is not cooperative. Check our Facebook page by 2:00 pm on Thursdays for the exact location.

Upcoming shows: August 15: Night Market - Maritime Kitchen Party / Stubbs and the / Rhythm By Nature

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